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LifeDrive Not Responding

Every time I reset my Palm LifeDrive, whether it be a soft or hard reset, it always ends up stuck on the reset screen, with about 1/20 of the black bar appearing on the bottom of the screen. When attempting a hard reset, the "press up to erase all" etc. works, but when it changes to the loading screen it freezes.

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