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Dell Axim x51v display problem

My x51v display (LCD) is not working properly. Sometimes the top and bottom "bands" on the screen will not display properly. Other times the Drop down menu's don't display properly (unreadable). When I hard-reset the Dell graphic looks fine. But when it boots into WM5 I then have the graphics issue. This problem started all of a sudden after I changed the battery. Going back to the original battery didn't help. Also, none of the icons display properly (consistently). Can the entire OS be reloaded?

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  • 0Catalyst0 Dec 30, 2008

    I have the exact same issue, as well as the front buttons not working except power and calender. It also says randomly that the battery latch was opened and its not. Not to long ago i put it back into the box because the touch screen quit and without the front buttons there was no way for me to interact with the device. I took it out today to discover that the touch screen is now working once more. this is my 4th replacement and the warranty is out now so im stuck with it. it seems that quality wasn't a priority for dell in this case, the worse shock any of them went through was the stoping at the end of my pocket. if they cant handle that i have ben riped off but seeing im stuck with it im going to half to take it one problim at a time. so any help would be much apprecaited.



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I have the same problem. Its from an over sensitive switch. You arent actually opening the battery case you are pressing against it. This triggers the switch and makes it think you are taking the battery latch off. I haven't actually tried it but you could open up the Axim and cut the cable going to that sensor/switch?

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to wlumbria... hey listenup... if ur connecting ur pocket pc to the cradle it is not only used for the flow of data bt it also charges ur pocket pc... bt the chargin is quite slow  it will keep on showing  the red lite as compare to an charger it will charge fast and the red lite will turn green... so wht i suggest charge it with a charger not with a cradel if stil it doesnt wrk try changing the battery...!!!

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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I'm starting the same thing myself. It looks complicated unless you do a lot of Pocket PC stuff. I've done a fair amount myself, but this is my 1st foray into the "cooked" ROM arena. Looks like Lenny's L14 is the best, it's wm6.5 for some technical reason I believe. has been an outstanding source of info for many of my undertakings & issues! AximSite Forum 1
Forum 2 has been rolled into MobilitySite and it was great too. Below are a few of the links I've been referring to.
Be AAAAAABSOLUTELY sure to backup your data!!! SPB backup has been great for our brood - it even lets you go cross device which you'll esentially be doing. Backup to a BLANK formatted SD card! The B/U is self extracting and very configurable both in and out. I lost a serious amount of stuff (life) when I restored & ActiveStink tried to sync my card with an empty database! My fault I'm sure, but still reeeeealy hurts. :(
Scared?? You should be, that shows you've got some common sense. Aside from data loss, you can brick your x51v if something goes wrong. That costs a bit to fix, I guess they have to physically go in and re-flash the ROM. Never tried it personally... ;)

As my good friend Miguel used to say, "GOO' LUCK FELLA!"

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Downloads (use Mega, it's faster than Rapid for me)
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Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Why do I get a battery latch open warning Axim x51v

There is a sensor on the latch that detects when it has opened. Over time, the sensor wears down. You can put a dab of glue on it (so that the button presses down even further) or fold a tiny piece of paper onto it. You can find the sensor right above where the latch is, after you've opened the back cover.

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SOURCE: set password on my dell axim X51v pocket pc and forgot it

Once you forget the Password, your only option is to perform a Hard Reset on the device and reset back to Factory defaults. You data will be lost, as this is in place to protect you in case the device has been lost or stolen. If you have backups, or sync the device with Outlook, you can run a restore or re-sync the device to populate the data back into your device.

Hard Reset -

NOTICE: When you do a hard reset, you lose all the data stored in your device
Flash memory, and any programs that you installed on your device.
Do a hard reset if:

  • You want to restore the device to factory default settings.
  • You forget your password and need to reset it.
  • Your device is experiencing severe operational problems and you have already attempted a soft reset.
NOTICE: It is strongly recommended that you back up your data before you do a hard reset.

To do a hard reset:
  1. Press the Power button to turn the Axim unit On.
  2. Press and hold the Power button down while using the Axim stylus to press the Reset button at the same time.
  3. Release the Power button and the Reset button. The To clear all data in the memory screen appears.
  4. Press the Contacts button on the Axim to delete all of the data in the memory of the Axim handheld.
  5. Press the Mail button on the Axim to cancel the operation without losing data.


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