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Dead - no response

My Axim went dead on me with no warning. then I noticed the battery cover had gone missing. When I plug it into the charger the green light comes on on top, but it still has a black screen and will not respond. As soon as I take it out of the cradle charger, the green light goes off and it is dead.
Do I need the battery cover for it to operate? Or is it just a coincidence?
Any suggestions would be appreciated. of course my one year warranty just ended!

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Re: dead - no response

Just battled the same issue of the back door being missing and the Axim X51v not turning on and/or waking up from sleep mode. After reading the above posts, I wedged a couple of pieces of a paper clip onto the above mention switch (right side of left rectangle - backside bottom) and "poof" it's alive.
IT'S ALIVE I TELL YOU! Thanks for the above posts.


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I have the same problem and I got a perfect temp fix for you all. I took a pen cap and looked for a bigger pocket clip and I cut a tip off and I then placed it in on the switch and make sure the piece you cut is small about 2-3mm. Once in place you slide the lock over and the switch will be held down until you get a new cover or in my case until my brother can find it in his moving boxes.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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Yes, its all true. Reading on different forum gives you two pretty good solutions to the problem. The first one (wich I dont really like) is to put a couple of layer of scotch tape on the leg that activates the battery latch switch. The second feels more permanent and it involves putting nail polish in several layers on the leg. That way it wont glitch on you.

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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Hi, I am looking for a battery related problem solution on my own Axim X51v, but it is different than yours. One thing I wanted to share with you is that I know if the battery cover lock button is not in the locked position (slid to the right) it activates the "battery door switch". I have occasionally received error messages on the Axim when I turn the screen on and it has missed sounding an alarm. it will say "the battery door switch was open, so the system was put into "sleep mode" to preserve data from being lost" or something like that. So I believe that the position of the latch is crucial. In my case, I think the switch gets dirty. When I get the warning, I slide the switch back and forth a few times and then it stops bugging me for sometimes several months.

So, if you do not have the cover on, then your latch is probably open, and the door switch will be sensed as open. I am not sure what Sleep Mode really does, but I'll bet it will make the Axim appear dead. At the very least, try sliding that latch back to the right. However, I would replace the door, because only friction actually holds the battery in place unless the door is on. It could fall out when you least expect it. Then I think you would lose any unsaved data, and if your internal backup battery was not up to the task, you could lose everything. I hope this info helps you out.

I'll go post my own problem now.

Posted on Oct 27, 2007

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