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Help I killed it???

I killed my Axim X51 Pocket PC. It locked up while I was using active sync.with my PC.  None of the buttons would function on my PDA. It had locked-up with my login screen displayed. So I removed the battery, then re-inserted it then tryed to hold the power button down while pressing the reset bottun on the back (Hard reset?).  Now it's completely non-responsive. Nothing happens when I press the power button it just stays green, the reset button, the screen, or any other button have no affect?

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  • Tykster Oct 11, 2007

    Thanks you are correct Dell help me.  Basiclly I needed to remove the battery then RE-INSTALL and LOCK the battery cover then use external ac adapter to power up?  Not sure why but it worked! :)

  • atang Jan 26, 2008

    I did a soft reset and my pda locked up during the reboot. Now it only shows the Dell icon and all buttons are unresponsive. I tried taking the battery out and turning it on as well as turning it on by soft reset after battery replacement with no results. Tried hooking it up to my computer and syncing but Activesync says "waiting for device to connect." Tried taking out CF and SD cards with all the above as well with no results. Still locked up. Would like to avoid a hard reset if possible. Any suggestions?



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Contact DELL for instructions, they should be able to help you.


I think they have some kind of resolution for that in the service-agreement you got when you bought the PDA.


It's really difficult to do anything like flashing or update the software on the PDA since its a DELL.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

  • Jesper Lundaa
    Jesper Lundaa Oct 12, 2007

    O...K... Strange solution, but im happy you made it work :-D



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