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Palm TX power button and touchscreen

This is my second palm TX and both have the same problem. The touchscreen goes out of calibration and the power button does not respond when I try to turn it on

I have reset the touchscreen in preferences many times. Sometimes it will let me finish what I am working on and sometime I have to recalibrate it.

The power button does not respond at all sometime. None of the buttons do... so I remove the SD card and that brings it back to life..??

What can I do to fix-it?

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  • shane_soule Dec 31, 2008

    I cannot do a hard reset because the power button does not respond, I have to do a reset to turn it on

  • Janet11 Dec 29, 2014

    That IS a problem, and the reason I finally gave up on the TX.

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We have three TX's in our family with non-working power buttons. I downloaded the program Au Dodo http://www.freewarepalm.com/utilities/audodo.shtml and simply now use the far left button (button 1) as my 'power' button. It works wonderfully.

I haven't found out how to fix the calibration problem, but power on/off has been totally fixed. Good luck for you.


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