Question about Dell Axim X50 Pocket PC
HELP... my Axim just started locking up, when it is powered on the "progress bar" along the bottom of the screen goes about 99% of the way across & stops.. I have tried Soft Reset, Hard Reset, taking the battery out for weeks, letting the battery run totally down, etc then charging it in the cradle by itself.. NOTHING WORKS... HELP
My first opinion would refer to the operating system stored in ROM. Maybe you have a ROM data corruption and you may need to upgrade/reinstall the OS and other files in ROM. As you can't make a connection with active sync (try it however) you will need to have the ROM updated via a specially formated SD card. This is risky to do it yourself as it involves hex editing and raw formating a SD card. If something is done wrong the process fails and the PDA could get damaged. Please go to a service center to have it fixed by them. It is the most safest way. If you however manage in some way to make an active sync connection with you pda (either a partnership or guest connection) you can try to upgrade the ROM yourself using the patch provided by Dell (this is a safe way). Here is a link to download a ROM installation file (english version,also it is Windows Mobile 5, it will also upgrade your operating system) http://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/R143808.EXE (this is an official upgrade from Dell, please follow the instruction in the program). For any other question please feel free to ask and also always remember to rate any answers received from this site :) Good luck !
Posted on Feb 27, 2007
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Contact DELL for instructions, they should be able to help you.
I think they have some kind of resolution for that in the service-agreement you got when you bought the PDA.
It's really difficult to do anything like flashing or update the software on the PDA since its a DELL.
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