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Dell Axim Powering on Issues

My Dell Aximx50v was out of commission for a whole due to very difficult cradle problems. When i got a USB charge/sync cable charged it but it wouldn't power on. I tried the dell method and soft reset it without the battery in the unit while connected to the computer and the battery cover on. it worked fine, but the last step was turn unit of and replace battery (see link ). but when it removed unit for cable and replace didn't start up. It work without the battery when connected to computer but not with the battery whether connected to computer or not, all it does is charges. can some help me please..i am so close.

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Re: Dell Axim Powering on Issues

This happens to me all of the time now when I charge my axim on the cradle. I press reset and power on button at the same time and the cancel when it asks if I want to delete memory. You'll have to reset the time then.

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Axim x51v won't sync

Guys it's probably down other sync software on your system like phone sync, I had the same problem yesterday, sometime ago I had installed software for my HTC phone, check in add/remove programs & uninstall anything that sync with your computer, then reinstall activesync.


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Does not recognize my connection for active sync

Dell made an entry into the market of Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) with Axim X5. The Dell Axim comprises of families of X5, X3, X30, X50 and X51. The Dell Axim PDA can be connected to the computer either by using a cradle or a sync cable. The sync cable connects the device to the computer directly. Here are the steps for connecting a Dell Axim to a computer using a sync cable.
  1. p 1 The Microsoft ActiveSync software must be installed in order to connect the PDA to the computer. This software is found in the Dell Axim Pocket PCmag-glass_10x10.gif Companion CD.
  2. Step 2 The Axim X51 PDA has a 36-pin connector, while the X3 has a 22-pin docking connector.
  3. Step 3 Connect the USB connector found at the end of the sync cable to the computer.
  4. Step 4 Check the PDA. If the PDA is not properly cabled to the computer, you will get the following message: “Connect your device to a computer using a sync cable or cradle before running the system update. Ensure that ActiveSync is installed on the computer and that the ActiveSync connection is successful.”
  5. Step 5 Ensure that the Dell logo faces upward.
  6. Step 6 Use the sync cable to set up a partnership, which can be done multiple times when you sign in as a guest.

Nov 14, 2009 | Dell Axim X3 Pocket PC

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We have a Dell Axim X5 that we are trying to connect to a PC. Have obtained a USB data/power sync cable, the Dell appears to charge from this cable however, ActiveSync on the source PC doesn't recognise...

I use AS 4.1. I think the Axim will use up to AS 4.5. I had no problems with sync until SP3 came out. Now I must resart the computer with the Axim connected to sync. If the computer goes into suspend it will no longer connect until restarted.

Attempt a restart with it connected.

I have known others with no ability to get the Axim and other devices to be recognized. Unaware of a solution in that case.

Jul 13, 2009 | Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC

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How to connect Dell Axim X51 with the desktop computer

You need the cradle or the usb cable for the axim and get Active Sync 4 installed on the computer.

Jun 16, 2009 | Dell Axim X51v Pocket PC

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Loose sync port connector of dell axim x50's cradle and it wont connect anymore in my PC

It's not the cradle that's the problem. The problem is internal... a short in the **** poor wiring creating a short circuit. The internal wires need to be re-soldered.
Dell ditched the PDA line because it could not support it's JUNK. These PDAs were designed to break.

Jan 09, 2009 | Dell Axim X50v Pocket PC

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Dell Axim x51 will not connect to system

windows vista uses its own sync software, which is available on the windows marketplace
if your vista is original you can upgrade to this software
if you use xp version, just keep using the usual active sync

Oct 04, 2007 | Dell Axim X51v Pocket PC

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Dell axim x51v and dell d810 conflict

Thats an easy one, simply uninstall your active sync reboot with axim of cradle then install newest version here :

Aug 05, 2007 | Dell Axim X51v Pocket PC

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Help active sync will stay in limbo attempting to connect to cradled axim

Does your system detect the handheld? After you connect the cradle or cable to the computer, then you should be prompted to install drivers for the handheld. Make sure that Dell Pocket PC appears in the Device Manager.

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USB Sync Cable

I dont' think so. No other PDA does - it would be quite a drain on the USB port. It isn't like powering the tiny LED in an optical mouse.

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Will Dell Axim sync with Outlook 2000 on Windows 95?

It should if you have USB on the W95 machine. ActiveSync is compatable with W95. It worked for me with Outlook 98 on a Win95 laptop synching to a PC2000 PDA (Jornada), however I was using a serial cable.

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