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Axim X5 Align Screen Loop

The PDA won't get out of the align screen. It loops for days. I've tried soft/hard reboots, updated the ROM, upgraded to Windows 2003, still in a loop. Any other suggestions? Is it time for a new display?

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Re: Axim X5 Align Screen Loop

I am by no means an expert but I have had the same problem that you are having and I found that after I took my X5 apart and cleaned around the underside edge of the plastic housing frame that was at the edge of the screen the problem went away. I also cleaned the front of the screen very well and put a new back-up battery in. I have not had the problem since.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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