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PDA would not turn on...

Hi! My PDA seems to be in an off mode/ sleep mode or something. It won't turn on regardless of what I do. If I don't connect it to an AC Adapter or place in the cradle where it is connect to a power outlet - the power button doesn't work even if the battery was fully charged; however, if I somehow connect it to an power outlet - the power button would turn green but nothing would appear on the touch screen as if it had never been turn on. I try resetting it but it still wouldn't work. Can anyone help me with this problem? Have anyone encounter the similiar problem? Thanks!

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  • cgh85 Dec 27, 2007

    I have the same problem, interestingly it happened after I changed the settings on the power button to turn off completely instead of turning the backlight off when the power button is held down. Apparently some other people have been having that problem but able to power on by hard resetting or plugging in an SD card. Nothing has worked for me yet.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. Thanks for typing it all out so wonderfully. Did you get any help?

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2008

    I have the samiler problem.

    I can't turn on the power of My I-mate PDA after I put it in my drawer for 1 month.

    I pressed power on button and hold for more than 30 seconds. Just couldn't turn it on.

    I tried to charge it from Adapter, Car charge and USB from PC. Looks like it can't be charged at all. None of them working.

    I bought it in September 2007.

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2008

    I have the same problem with my X51V. I did not use it for about 2 weeks. I tried to turn it on, but it just showed the "Dell" picture in the very beginning for about 1 or 2 seconds, then turned off by itself. After tried the same thing for about 5 times, the "Dell" picture did not show up at all, just like no power. I did connect power adaptor to my X51v.

    I hope some one has a solution.

  • wcleong Jun 01, 2008

        Same problem. Sometimes can turn on with battery latch open warning and back to dead few seconds later. Suspect the battery latch cover micro switch problem. Anyone out there have any idea what's all this about? Help needed. Thanks.

  • lonenina Sep 09, 2008

    My PDA won't turn on whatever I do (Dell Axim x51). I charged it, held down the reset button and nothing. Any help or clue as to what may be wrong? I haven't used it for a few weeks but it seems to be charging appropriately. I need the programs on it. Help!


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Hard reset the pda (poke the little hole on the back with a ball pen or something), it should boot up, on the bootup screen, it prompts if you want to reset to factory setting, answer no. lastly reset time when you get in.

Posted on Mar 19, 2008


Try to charge it for longer time, then try to turn it on, i'm not sure that its gonna work.

Posted on Feb 05, 2008


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I made my I-Mate PDA-N working finally. I guess the key is to use original charger to charge the battery.

I finally noticed I used my Motorola cell charger to charge my PDA. It was working for long time, but not now. So I found my PDA charger and charged my PDA. Yeah! My PDA is back to work now. (The new battery I ordered few days ago is still on the way to my home :((((( ).

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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