Question about Palm Tungsten T5 Handheld

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On/off switch The on/off switch at the top of my palm T5 is difficult to work. Sometimes I have to press it hard several time to get it to turn on. I'm afraid soon it will stop working altogether. HELP!

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  • Mulenga Jan 31, 2008

    My T5 on/off switch stopped working a month after I puchased it. I want to do a hard reset but need the switch. How else can I reset?

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    Yes, I also have trouble turning on/off my T5.



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I am pretty sure this is a software problem, not a switch problem. The T5 is the Ford Edsel of the Palm range, with many unsolved bugs. I fixed this problem by using shortcut for ON and OFF.

Switch ON:
Use one of the 4 application buttons. The default house button opens the Palm at the menu, but you can change any of the buttons in
Preferences > Personal Buttons
to open whatever application is convenient.

Switch OFF
Preferences > Other Offstroke
check Enabled, and Pen Stroke or Screen Tap (or both), and then select the gesture that will turn off the Palm. I use "Screen Tap in top left corner" to turn off.

It's not a real solution, just a workaround. I also flushed and reset the T5 and reloaded from backup, and the problem went away for a while, then came back. It gradually takes longer and longer to switch on and off. There is some bug in the OS, but Palm doesn't seem to care about it.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009


Seems to be a common problem with Palm. It happened to my T5 and several others.

Posted on Jan 25, 2008


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