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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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Re: Help I killed it???

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.

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