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Dell axim I have a problem with my dell axim 5. I do i hard and soft reset and it still comes back to align screen. I have tried the fixes listed here but I cannot gte passed the align screen

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  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    I have the exact same peoblem stuck on the screen align bit

  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. Did soft reset, hard reset, pulled both batteries, nothing seems to work.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem....



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This worked for me and was found at ( The link may not work so below are the instrunctions.

This link will help you visualize the process:

Trobbins Instructions:
I have a Dell Axim and was frustrated that my screen was freezing up. I went surfing on the web and luckily stumbled upon the answer. There is likely a burned hole on a small thin mylar piece on the inside of the unit. Before you give up and throw it away, let me tell you how to fix it because it is easy enough that I was able to do it - and I am NOT a computer geek at all.
Back up the unit on your computer.
Take all batteries and the memory stick out.
Turn the unit over and carefull pull the black rubber feet from the top, the black rubber circles out of the bottom, and the black rubber side panels. They are stuck on with a rubber cement compound, so just pull carefully and try to preserve the sticky as much as possible.
Unscrew the six screws along the back and carefully open the unit. (Don't be's not working now so you've got nothing to lose!)
On the lower left corner you'll want to pull straight up and out the speaker connection - a small square plastic piece w/ metal prongs.
Just push it back out of your way so you can lift the motherboard out. When you pull it out, look at the bottom right hand side and you'll see a small thin mylar film. Look carefully at the left hand side of it and see if you see something that looks like a burnt hole. If so, that's the problem. It's causing some kind of communication problem with the screen. Here's all you have to do. Take a small piece of electrical tape and place it over the mylar film. Then put the pc back together in the reverse order of how you got it open.
Mine is working like a champ now!! It really is easy so don't be intimidated.
Hope this works for you as it did for me!

Let me know how it works and if you have any questions (grandgregojunk [at] - An Axim is a terrible thing to waste... when it's easily fixed.

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I have the same problem too....

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