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Unrecognized Card message

I have a dell Axim 5 that i absolutely love.

I have been surfing with the Ambicom 54g with no problems until today.

I removed the card, then inserted it for another session. Then a screen came up that said "Unrecognized Card". It goes on to say : "Enter the name of the device driver for this card. For more information, see the card manufacturer's documentation."

I checked the (Ambicom) user guide & device driver CD, but saw no name for the device driver. I tried to re-install the driver, but have had no different result.

Please help - I need to be able to surf with this device.

Thanks !

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Re: Unrecognized Card message

Look down the slot in the Axim. One of the pins is likely to be bent. If it can be straightened it will work again but may break.
I had this problem while under warranty. The unit was replaced but that was y e a r s ago.

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