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I am unable to power up my Psion 5mx. Is there a way that I might recover the data and transfer to another Psion 5mx?

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The screen migh be a fault here. Try to remove both main and backup batteries and leave the 5mx without power for several hours (or overnight). Then see if it comes back to life when the power is restored. Your screen might not comeback if that is really the problem but you should be able to connect it to your computer and synchronize it with outlook and recover your data.

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Is there a way of refurbishing the faded white legends on the keyboard of my Psion 5mx PDA? Or is there a repair company which undertakes such work?


You either need to buy a broken Psion with a good keyboard and replace the keyboard in your machine yourself. Look on Ebay.
The other way would be to trade-in your machine with one of the resellers that deal with Psion machines.
Problem made worse if you live outside the UK.

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I was using my Psion 5mx This evening "Playing the bombs game" when suddenly the game froze. It didn't freeze completely as the game timer was still going and I was able to switch the PDA off. After that...


Unfortuately after taking the machine to my local Psion Teklogix Retailer, I was told that my only solution wast to perform a "Hard Reset" on the machine. Thankfully the PDA still works fine, but my data is all gone. I've managed to restore my data up to July 2009, but the rest I'll have to write off to a learning experience. Needless to say, I'll never play the "Bombs game again". :-)

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