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Dell Axim X50v won't turn on after 6 months of no use

Hi there

I haven't used my X50v for about 6 months and it won't turn on. I've been charging it for about 30 minutes now - the charge light is orange, but when I try to turn it on, nothing happens. I've tried a soft reset and that doesn't do anything either

Please help


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  • dannylui2 Oct 24, 2008

    Same problem and can't fix it.

  • fsdsdfs Nov 04, 2008

    Same. No solution. Throw it away...

  • Lynnsang Dec 17, 2008

    Mine always worked fine until I left it on and it went to sleep. Now it will not turn on with fully charged battery or AC. When connected to computer via ActiveSync, will not accept input from touchscreen. When reset button is pushed, will not accept input from buttons to clear memory or cancel operations. It appears that all input methods died!

  • nikonknight Dec 26, 2008

    no dice

    x50v was working for 2 weeks

    3 fully charged batteries - so I highly doubt that I have 3 dead batteries (as one of these is even brand new)

    I have the orange charging light come on and even the green fully charged light comes on...but thats it

    tried to do both a soft and hard reset - with no results

    Does anyone have any advice???

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    when i charge mine the light is red and it wont turn on i tried hard reset but it still does nothing help me please

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    i have dell axim x5 it does not turn on after several month without use.

  • truyen Feb 28, 2009

    Those resets do not work for me. It wont turn on!



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Perform a hard reset.

1. Hold the reset button on the back.
2. Hold the Power button down.
3. Release the reset button.
4. Release the Power button.
5. Press the Contacts button when prompted.

Hope this helps!
Ken Akiyama

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

  • takumi shimonzu May 20, 2012

    my buttons don't work so now im stuck forever!

  • takumi shimonzu May 20, 2012

    my buttons dont work so now im stuck forever!




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Don't forget to backup before performing a hard reset. Also, don't forget to check the lock button on the left side. Shamefully, that was my problem! I didn't even know the lock button was there, let alone that my purse demon locked it.

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Later post Ken Akiyama had the correct solution. The hard reset did the trick.
But, you will loose your data and programs. Pays to backup.

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