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Dell Axim x51 will not connect to system

I have a Dell Axim that I sync with my Vista PC at home via the Windows Mobile Device Center and at work via Active Sync 5.0. At home I use a cradle and at work a sync cable. I did not put my PDA in the cradle this past weekend and when put it in on Monday, it would not connect. It would also not connect at work. I finally had to take the battery out long enough for it to essentially hard reset at which point it re-synced. As soon as I take it out of the cradle, the problem reocurred. I have updated the Windows Mobile Device software and am using the most current of ActivSync. There don't appear to be any driver updates on the Dell site. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2007

    I have a Axim X51V which uses Windows XP. I have loaded the Active Sync disc into my new laptop which uses Vista. The two systems don't seem to want to sync. What can I do ??

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2007

    I have a Axim X51V that uses windows XP & I have a new Laptop that uses windows Vista. I have loaded the active sync disc so that I can sync the two devices, but this doesn't happen. Is this because of the XP & Vista systems not working together ? How can I solve this issue ? Do I need some sort of Driver ?

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2007

    My dell axim x51v pda was syncing with my laptop for 3 weeks. Since that time I have not be able to get it to sycn again. I spent 45 minutes wth dell support but did not find a solution. Help

  • mamabeck53 Jun 28, 2008

    same problem - can't get my Axim to sync with my desktop XP computer.

  • roninbte Jan 12, 2009

    Same issue. X51v won't sync and was doing fine for almost a year. Now, it won't. Taking the battery out seems to have worked but it may be a short-term fix. A more in-depth answer from someone who better knows the hardware would be nice.

  • s4ntas May 22, 2009

    ive installed windows 7 and it seems to work ok
    regards S4ntas



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The only resolution I found for this problem for now is taking the battery out of the Axim.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008



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

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