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Dell Axim X5 Screen Back Light Trouble

The screen on my axim x5 won't light up i've tried the brightness and power settings but to no avail. A hard reset doesn't help either, could anyone suggest anything? Thanks Andy

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Re: Dell Axim X5 Screen Back Light Trouble

Holding down the record button on these units turns the backlight on and off, since this is hardware controlled you should try this first. If you've performed a hard reset and held down record then this is most likely a physical fault, check with Dell to find out your warranty status and find out about the availability of replacement parts.

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You could get original disk from ebay at times but all you need is the Activesync that can be downloaded from Microsoft. Get Active sync 4.2. The newer ones do NOT work with the X5.

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