Dell Axim X51 manual

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  • Brand: Dell
  • Product: handheld
  • Model/name: Axim X51
  • Filetype: PDF
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w w w. d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m
Dell™ Axim™ X51/X51v
Owner’s Manual
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Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you
make better use of your computer.
NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to
hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property
damage, personal injury, or death.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the
"Glossary" on page 135.
____________________
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2006 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of
Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Axim, TrueMobile, Dimension,
Inspiron, OptiPlex, Latitude, Dell Precision, PowerApp, PowerVault, PowerEdge,
PowerConnect,andDellNetaretrademarksofDell Inc.;Intel,Pentium,andCeleron
are registered trademarks and XScale and StrataFlash are trademarks of
Intel Corporation; Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media, and ActiveSync are
registered trademarks and Windows Mobile is a trademark of Microsoft
Corporation; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and is used by Dell Inc. under license.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either
the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims
any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
Models HCO3U, HC03UL, and HD04U
March 2006 P/N NC341 Rev. A02
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Contents
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Related Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Contacting Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
1 Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Unpacking Your Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Front, Side, and Back Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Front and Side Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Back View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Using the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Installing and Removing the Battery . . . . . . . . 42
Charging the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Using Your Axim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Changing the Display Mode on Your Device . . . . 46
2 Operating the Axim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Using the Power Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Using the Stylus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
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Connecting to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Using the Cradle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Using the Sync Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Connecting to a Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Using Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
CompactFlash Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Secure Digital Memory Cards . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Resetting the Axim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Soft Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Hard Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Using Microsoft® Windows Mobile™
Version 5.0 Software for Pocket PC
Premium Edition Mobile 5.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Status Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Program Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Switcher Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Navigation Bar and Command Bar . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Pop-Up Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Searching for Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Backing Up Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Backing Up and Synchronization of Data . . . . . . . . 63
Manual Back Up By Dragging Files . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Confirming Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
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Entering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Entering Text Using the Input Panel . . . . . . . . 65
Typing With the Soft Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Letter Recognizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Block Recognizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Transcriber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Writing on the Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Editing Written Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Drawing on the Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Creating a Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Editing a Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Recording a Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Using My Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Adjusting Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Personal Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
System Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Connections Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
3 Communicating and Scheduling . . . . . . . 77
About the Microsoft®
ActiveSync®
Program . . . . . . 77
Installing and Using ActiveSync . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
About Microsoft®
Pocket Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Creating a Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Using the Summary Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Creating Meeting Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
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Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Finding a Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Using the Summary Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Synchronizing E-Mail Messages . . . . . . . . . . 86
Connecting Directly to an E-Mail Server . . . . . . 87
Using the Message List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Composing Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Managing E-Mail Messages and Folders . . . . . 89
Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Beaming an Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Using File Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
4 Getting Connected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Using Wi-Fi (802.11b) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
If the Network Card is Set Up . . . . . . . . . . . 94
If the Wireless Network is
Broadcasting SSID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
If the Wireless Network is
Not Broadcasting SSID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Using Odyssey Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Adding a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Using Cisco®
LEAP Wireless LAN Security . . . . . . 98
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Using Odyssey Client to Get a
Certificate of Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Using Infrared . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Using Bluetooth® Wireless Technology . . . . . . . 100
Creating a Modem Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Creating an Ethernet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Creating a VPN Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Ending a Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Connecting Directly to an E-Mail Server . . . . . . . 105
Getting Help on Connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
5 Adding and Removing Programs . . . . . . 107
Adding Programs Using
Microsoft® ActiveSync® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Downloading Programs From the Internet . . . . . . 108
Adding a Program to the Start Menu . . . . . . . . . 109
Removing Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
6 Using Companion Programs . . . . . . . . . . 111
Word Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Excel Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Tips for Working in Excel Mobile . . . . . . . . . 115
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PowerPoint Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
MSN Messenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Setting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Working With Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Chatting With Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Microsoft Windows Media®
Player for Pocket PC . . . 118
Using Internet Explorer Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Mobile Favorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Conserving Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Mobile Favorites Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Favorite Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Browsing Mobile Favorites and the Web . . . . . . . . 121
7 Maintenance and Troubleshooting . . . . 123
Maintaining the Axim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Installing the Diagnostic Utility . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
File Download Security Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
8 Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
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Before You Begin 9
Before You Begin
Related Information
The following table guides you to the information you are looking for in
the relevant device and computer documentation.
What Are You Looking For? Find It Here:
How to set up my device and
information on the accessories,
connectors, and buttons on my device
The placemat setup diagram and the
Dell™ Owner’s Manual
Information on using my device Dell Owner’s Manual and
Pocket PC Help
NOTE: To view Help, tap the Start button
and tap Help.
Additional programs that can be
installed on my device
Dell Getting Started CD
Information on using programs on my
device
Pocket PC Help and, if available, tap
Help within a specific program
Connecting to and synchronizing with
a computer
Dell Owner’s Manual and Microsoft®
ActiveSync® Help on your computer
To view Help, launch MS ActiveSync,
click Help →Microsoft ActiveSync Help.
NOTE: For more ActiveSync help:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows
mobile/help/activesync/default.mspx
Last-minute updates and detailed
technical information
The readme files, located in the
ActiveSync folder on the computer and
on the Dell Getting Started CD.
Up-to-date information about your
Pocket PC
www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile
and
support.dell.com
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Contacting Dell
To contact Dell electronically, you can access the following websites:
• www.dell.com
• support.dell.com (support)
For specific web addresses for your country, find the appropriate country
section in the table below.
NOTE: Toll-free numbers are for use within the country for which they are
listed.
NOTE: In certain countries, support specific to Dell XPS™ portable computers
is available at a separate telephone number listed for participating countries.
If you do not see a telephone number listed that is specific for XPS portable
computers, you may contact Dell through the support number listed and your
call will be routed appropriately.
When you need to contact Dell, use the electronic addresses, telephone
numbers, and codes provided in the following table. If you need assistance
in determining which codes to use, contact a local or an international
operator.
My Service Tag and/or Express Service
Code
Label located in the battery slot
underneath the battery (remove the
battery)
Product Key Located on the COA (Certificate of
Authenticity) label on the Getting
Started CD
What Are You Looking For? Find It Here:
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Country (City)
International Access
Code Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Anguilla General Support toll-free: 800-335-0031
Antigua and Barbuda General Support 1-800-805-5924
Argentina (Buenos
Aires)
International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 54
City Code: 11
Website: www.dell.com.ar
E-mail:
us_latin_services@dell.com
E-mail for desktop and portable
computers:
la-techsupport@dell.com
E-mail for servers and EMC®
storage products:
la_enterprise@dell.com
Customer Care toll-free: 0-800-444-0730
Technical Support toll-free: 0-800-444-0733
Technical Support Services toll-free: 0-800-444-0724
Sales 0-810-444-3355
Aruba General Support toll-free: 800-1578
Australia (Sydney)
International Access
Code: 0011
Country Code: 61
City Code: 2
Website: support.ap.dell.com
E-mail:
support.ap.dell.com/contactus
General Support 13DELL-133355
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Austria (Vienna)
International Access
Code: 900
Country Code: 43
City Code: 1
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail:
tech_support_central_europe@
dell.com
Home/Small Business Sales 0820 240 530 00
Home/Small Business Fax 0820 240 530 49
Home/Small Business Customer
Care
0820 240 530 14
Preferred Accounts/Corporate
Customer Care
0820 240 530 16
Support for XPS portable
computers only
0820 240 530 81
Home/Small Business Support
for all other Dell computers
0820 240 530 14
Preferred Accounts/Corporate
Support
0660 8779
Switchboard 0820 240 530 00
Bahamas General Support toll-free: 1-866-278-
6818
Barbados General Support 1-800-534-3066
Belgium (Brussels)
International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 32
City Code: 2
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Tech Support for XPS portable
computers only
02 481 92 96
Tech Support for all other Dell
computers
02 481 92 88
Tech Support Fax 02 481 92 95
Customer Care 02 713 15 65
Corporate Sales 02 481 91 00
Fax 02 481 92 99
Switchboard 02 481 91 00
Country (City)
International Access
Code Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
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Bermuda General Support 1-800-342-0671
Bolivia General Support toll-free: 800-10-0238
Brazil
International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 55
City Code: 51
Website: www.dell.com/br
Customer Support, Tech
Support 0800 90 3355
Technical Support Fax 51 481 5470
Customer Care Fax 51 481 5480
Sales 0800 90 3390
British Virgin Islands General Support toll-free: 1-866-278-
6820
Brunei
Country Code: 673
Technical Support (Penang,
Malaysia)
604 633 4966
Customer Care (Penang,
Malaysia)
604 633 4888
Transaction Sales (Penang,
Malaysia)
604 633 4955
Country (City)
International Access
Code Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
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Canada (North York,
Ontario)
International Access
Code: 011
Online Order Status:
www.dell.ca/ostatus
AutoTech (automated Hardware
and Warranty Support)
toll-free: 1-800-247-9362
Customer Service (Home
Sales/Small Business)
toll-free: 1-800-847-4096
Customer Service (med./large
business, government)
toll-free: 1-800-326-9463
Customer Service (printers,
projectors, televisions,
handhelds, digital jukebox, and
wireless)
toll-free: 1-800-847-4096
Hardware Warranty Support
(Home Sales/Small Business)
toll-free: 1-800-906-3355
Hardware Warranty Support
(med./large bus., government)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5757
Hardware Warranty Support
(printers, projectors, televisions,
handhelds, digital jukebox, and
wireless)
1-877-335-5767
Sales (Home Sales/Small
Business)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5752
Sales (med./large bus.,
government)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5755
Spare Parts Sales & Extended
Service Sales
1 866 440 3355
Cayman Islands General Support 1-800-805-7541
Chile (Santiago)
Country Code: 56
City Code: 2
Sales and Customer Support toll-free: 1230-020-4823
Country (City)
International Access
Code Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
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China (Xiamen)
Country Code: 86
City Code: 592
Technical Support website:
support.dell.com.cn
Technical Support E-mail:
cn_support@dell.com
Customer Care E-mail:
customer_cn@dell.com
Technical Support Fax 592 818 1350
Technical Support (Dell™
Dimension™ and Inspiron)
toll-free: 800 858 2968
Technical Support (OptiPlex™,
Latitude™, and Dell Precision™)
toll-free: 800 858 0950
Technical Support (servers and
storage)
toll-free: 800 858 0960
Technical Support (projectors,
PDAs, switches, routers, and so on)
toll-free: 800 858 2920
Technical Support (printers) toll-free: 800 858 2311
Customer Care toll-free: 800 858 2060
Customer Care Fax 592 818 1308
Home and Small Business toll-free: 800 858 2222
Preferred Accounts Division toll-free: 800 858 2557
Large Corporate Accounts GCP toll-free: 800 858 2055
Large Corporate Accounts Key
Accounts
toll-free: 800 858 2628
Large Corporate Accounts North toll-free: 800 858 2999
Large Corporate Accounts North
Government and Education
toll-free: 800 858 2955
Large Corporate Accounts East toll-free: 800 858 2020
Country (City)
International Access
Code Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
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China (Xiamen)
Country Code: 86
City Code: 592
(continued)
Large Corporate Accounts East
Government and Education
toll-free: 800 858 2669
Large Corporate Accounts
Queue Team
toll-free: 800 858 2572
Large Corporate Accounts South toll-free: 800 858 2355
Large Corporate Accounts West toll-free: 800 858 2811
Large Corporate Accounts Spare
Parts
toll-free: 800 858 2621
Colombia General Support 980-9-15-3978
Costa Rica General Support 0800-012-0435
Czech Republic
(Prague)
International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 420
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com
Technical Support 22537 2727
Customer Care 22537 2707
Fax 22537 2714
Technical Fax 22537 2728
Switchboard 22537 2711
Country (City)
International Access
Code Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
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Denmark
(Copenhagen)
International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 45
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Technical Support for XPS
portable computers only
7010 0074
Technical Support for all other
Dell computers
7023 0182
Customer Care (Relational) 7023 0184
Home/Small Business Customer
Care
3287 5505
Switchboard (Relational) 3287 1200
Switchboard Fax (Relational) 3287 1201
Switchboard (Home/Small
Business)
3287 5000
Switchboard Fax (Home/Small
Business)
3287 5001
Dominica General Support toll-free: 1-866-278-
6821
Dominican Republic General Support 1-800-148-0530
Ecuador General Support toll-free: 999-119
El Salvador General Support 01-899-753-0777
Finland (Helsinki)
International Access
Code: 990
Country Code: 358
City Code: 9
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Technical Support 09 253 313 60
Customer Care 09 253 313 38
Fax 09 253 313 99
Switchboard 09 253 313 00
Country (City)
International Access
Code Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
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France (Paris)
(Montpellier)
International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 33
City Codes: (1) (4)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Home and Small Business
Technical Support for XPS
portable computers only
0825 387 129
Technical Support for all other
Dell computers
0825 387 270
Customer Care 0825 823 833
Switchboard 0825 004 700
Switchboard (calls from outside
of France)
04 99 75 40 00
Sales 0825 004 700
Fax 0825 004 701
Fax (calls from outside of
France)
04 99 75 40 01
Corporate
Technical Support 0825 004 719
Customer Care 0825 338 339
Switchboard 01 55 94 71 00
Sales 01 55 94 71 00
Fax 01 55 94 71 01
Country (City)
International Access
Code Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
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Germany (Langen)
International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 49
City Code: 6103
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail:
tech_support_central_europe@dell.
com
Technical Support for XPS
portable computers only
06103 766-7222
Technical Support for all other
Dell computers
06103 766-7200
Home/Small Business Customer
Care
0180-5-224400
Global Segment Customer Care 06103 766-9570
Preferred Accounts Customer
Care
06103 766-9420
Large Accounts Customer Care 06103 766-9560
Public Accounts Customer Care 06103 766-9555
Switchboard 06103 766-7000
Greece
International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 30
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Technical Support 00800-44 14 95 18
Gold Service Technical Support 00800-44 14 00 83
Switchboard 2108129810
Gold Service Switchboard 2108129811
Sales 2108129800
Fax 2108129812
Grenada General Support toll-free: 1-866-540-
3355
Guatemala General Support 1-800-999-0136
Guyana General Support toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
Country (City)
International Access
Code Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
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Hong Kong
International Access
Code: 001
Country Code: 852
Website: support.ap.dell.com
Technical Support E-mail:
HK_support@Dell.com
Technical Support (Dimension
and Inspiron)
2969 3188
Technical Support (OptiPlex,
Latitude, and Dell Precision)
2969 3191
Technical Support (PowerApp™,
PowerEdge™, PowerConnect™,
and PowerVault™)
2969 3196
Customer Care 3416 0910
Large Corporate Accounts 3416 0907
Global Customer Programs 3416 0908
Medium Business Division 3416 0912
Home and Small Business
Division
2969 3105
India E-mail:
india_support_desktop@dell.com
india_support_notebook@dell.com
india_support_Server@dell.com
Technical Support 1600338045
and 1600448046
Sales (Large Corporate
Accounts)
1600 33 8044
Sales (Home and Small Business) 1600 33 8046
Country (City)
International Access
Code Country Code
City Code
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
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Ireland
(Cherrywood)
International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 353
City Code: 1
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail:
dell_direct_support@dell.com
Technical Support for XPS
portable computers only
1850 200 722
Technical Support for all other
Dell computers
1850 543 543
U.K. Technical Support (dial
within U.K. only)
0870 908 0800
Home User Customer Care 01 204 4014
Small Business Customer Care 01 204 4014
U.K. Customer Care (dial within
U.K. only)
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Corporate Customer Care 1850 200 982
Corporate Customer Care (dial
within U.K. only)
0870 907 4499
Ireland Sales 01 204 4444
U.K. Sales (dial within U.K. only) 0870 907 4000
Fax/Sales Fax 01 204 0103
Switchboard 01 204 4444
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City Code: 02
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Home and Small Business
Technical Support 02 577 826 90
Customer Care 02 696 821 14
Fax 02 696 821 13
Switchboard 02 696 821 12
Corporate
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Fax 02 575 035 30
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Code: 001
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City Code: 44
Website: support.jp.dell.com
Technical Support (servers) toll-free: 0120-198-498
Technical Support outside of
Japan (servers)
81-44-556-4162
Technical Support (Dimension
and Inspiron)
toll-free: 0120-198-226
Technical Support outside of
Japan (Dimension and Inspiron)
81-44-520-1435
Technical Support (Dell
Precision, OptiPlex, and
Latitude)
toll-free:0120-198-433
Technical Support outside of
Japan (Dell Precision, OptiPlex,
and Latitude)
81-44-556-3894
Technical Support (PDAs,
projectors, printers, routers)
toll-free: 0120-981-690
Technical Support outside of
Japan (PDAs, projectors, printers,
routers)
81-44-556-3468
Faxbox Service 044-556-3490
24-Hour Automated Order
Service
044-556-3801
Customer Care 044-556-4240
Business Sales Division (up to
400 employees)
044-556-1465
Preferred Accounts Division
Sales (over 400 employees)
044-556-3433
Large Corporate Accounts Sales
(over 3500 employees)
044-556-3430
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Code: 001
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City Code: 44
(continued)
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agencies, educational
institutions, and medical
institutions)
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Global Segment Japan 044-556-3469
Individual User 044-556-1760
Switchboard 044-556-4300
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E-mail: krsupport@dell.com
Support toll-free: 080-200-3800
Support (Dimension, PDA,
Electronics and Accessories)
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Sales toll-free: 080-200-3600
Fax 2194-6202
Switchboard 2194-6000
Latin America Customer Technical Support
(Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-4093
Customer Service (Austin, Texas,
U.S.A.)
512 728-3619
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Customer Service) (Austin,
Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-3883
Sales (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) 512 728-4397
SalesFax (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) 512 728-4600
or 512 728-3772
Luxembourg
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Code: 00
Country Code: 352
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Support 342 08 08 075
Home/Small Business Sales +32 (0)2 713 15 96
Corporate Sales 26 25 77 81
Customer Care +32 (0)2 481 91 19
Fax 26 25 77 82
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Macao
Country Code: 853
Technical Support toll-free: 0800 105
Customer Service (Xiamen,
China)
34 160 910
Transaction Sales (Xiamen,
China)
29 693 115
Malaysia (Penang)
International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 60
City Code: 4
Website: support.ap.dell.com
Technical Support (Dell
Precision, OptiPlex, and
Latitude)
toll-free: 1 800 880 193
Technical Support (Dimension,
Inspiron, and Electronics and
Accessories)
toll-free: 1 800 881 306
Technical Support (PowerApp,
PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and
PowerVault)
toll-free: 1800 881 386
Customer Care toll-free: 1800 881 306
(option 6)
Transaction Sales toll-free: 1 800 888 202
Corporate Sales toll-free: 1 800 888 213
Mexico
International Access
Code: 00
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Customer Technical Support 001-877-384-8979
or 001-877-269-3383
Sales 50-81-8800
or 01-800-888-3355
Customer Service 001-877-384-8979
or 001-877-269-3383
Main 50-81-8800
or 01-800-888-3355
Montserrat General Support toll-free: 1-866-278-6822
Netherlands Antilles General Support 001-800-882-1519
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Code: 00
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City Code: 20
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Technical Support for XPS
portable computers only
020 674 45 94
Technical Support for all other
Dell computers
020 674 45 00
Technical Support Fax 020 674 47 66
Home/Small Business Customer
Care
020 674 42 00
Relational Customer Care 020 674 4325
Home/Small Business Sales 020 674 55 00
Relational Sales 020 674 50 00
Home/Small Business Sales Fax 020 674 47 75
Relational Sales Fax 020 674 47 50
Switchboard 020 674 50 00
Switchboard Fax 020 674 47 50
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New Zealand
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Code: 00
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Website: support.ap.dell.com
E-mail:
support.ap.dell.com/contactus
General Support 0800 441 567
Nicaragua General Support 001-800-220-1006
Norway (Lysaker)
International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 47
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Technical Support for XPS
portable computers only
815 35 043
Technical Support for all other
Dell products
671 16882
Relational Customer Care 671 17575
Home/Small Business Customer
Care
23162298
Switchboard 671 16800
Fax Switchboard 671 16865
Panama General Support 001-800-507-0962
Peru General Support 0800-50-669
Poland (Warsaw)
International Access
Code: 011
Country Code: 48
City Code: 22
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail:
pl_support_tech@dell.com
Customer Service Phone 57 95 700
Customer Care 57 95 999
Sales 57 95 999
Customer Service Fax 57 95 806
Reception Desk Fax 57 95 998
Switchboard 57 95 999
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Portugal
International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 351
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Technical Support 707200149
Customer Care 800 300 413
Sales 800 300 410 or
800 300 411 or
800 300 412 or
21 422 07 10
Fax 21 424 01 12
Puerto Rico General Support 1-800-805-7545
St. Kitts and Nevis General Support toll-free: 1-877-441-4731
St. Lucia General Support 1-800-882-1521
St. Vincent and the
Grenadines
General Support toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
Singapore
(Singapore)
International Access
Code: 005
Country Code: 65
Website: support.ap.dell.com
Technical Support (Dimension,
Inspiron, and Electronics and
Accessories)
toll-free: 1800 394 7430
Technical Support (OptiPlex,
Latitude, and Dell Precision)
toll-free: 1800 394 7488
Technical Support (PowerApp,
PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and
PowerVault)
toll-free: 1800 394 7478
Customer Care toll-free:
1 800 394 7430
(option 6)
Transaction Sales toll-free:
1 800 394 7412
Corporate Sales toll-free: 1 800 394 7419
Country (City)
International Access
Code Country Code
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Slovakia (Prague)
International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 421
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com
Technical Support 02 5441 5727
Customer Care 420 22537 2707
Fax 02 5441 8328
Tech Fax 02 5441 8328
Switchboard (Sales) 02 5441 7585
South Africa
(Johannesburg)
International Access
Code:
09/091
Country Code: 27
City Code: 11
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail:
dell_za_support@dell.com
Gold Queue 011 709 7713
Technical Support 011 709 7710
Customer Care 011 709 7707
Sales 011 709 7700
Fax 011 706 0495
Switchboard 011 709 7700
Southeast Asian and
Pacific Countries
Technical Support, Customer
Service, and Sales (Penang,
Malaysia)
604 633 4810
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International Access
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International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 34
City Code: 91
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Home and Small Business
Technical Support 902 100 130
Customer Care 902 118 540
Sales 902 118 541
Switchboard 902 118 541
Fax 902 118 539
Corporate
Technical Support 902 100 130
Customer Care 902 115 236
Switchboard 91 722 92 00
Fax 91 722 95 83
Sweden (Upplands
Vasby)
International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 46
City Code: 8
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Technical Support for XPS
portable computers only
0771 340 340
Technical Support for all other
Dell products
08 590 05 199
Relational Customer Care 08 590 05 642
Home/Small Business Customer
Care
08 587 70 527
Employee Purchase Program
(EPP) Support
20 140 14 44
Technical Support Fax 08 590 05 594
Sales 08 590 05 185
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International Access
Code Country Code
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Switzerland
(Geneva)
International Access
Code: 00
Country Code: 41
City Code: 22
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail:
Tech_support_central_Europe@
dell.com
Technical Support for XPS
portable computers only
0848 33 88 57
Technical Support (Home and
Small Business) for all other Dell
products
0844 811 411
Technical Support (Corporate) 0844 822 844
Customer Care (Home and
Small Business)
0848 802 202
Customer Care (Corporate) 0848 821 721
Fax 022 799 01 90
Switchboard 022 799 01 01
Taiwan
International Access
Code: 002
Country Code: 886
Website: support.ap.dell.com
E-mail: ap_support@dell.com
Technical Support (OptiPlex,
Latitude, Inspiron, Dimension,
and Electronics and Accessories)
toll-free: 00801 86 1011
Technical Support (PowerApp,
PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and
PowerVault)
toll-free: 00801 60 1256
Customer Care toll-free: 00801 60 1250
(option 5)
Transaction Sales toll-free: 00801 65 1228
Corporate Sales toll-free: 00801 651 227
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International Access
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Thailand
International Access
Code: 001
Country Code: 66
Website: support.ap.dell.com
Technical Support (OptiPlex,
Latitude, and Dell Precision)
toll-free: 1800 0060 07
Technical Support (PowerApp,
PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and
PowerVault)
toll-free: 1800 0600 09
Customer Care toll-free: 1800 006 007
(option 7)
Corporate Sales toll-free: 1800 006 009
Transaction Sales toll-free: 1800 006 006
Trinidad/Tobago General Support 1-800-805-8035
Turks and Caicos
Islands
General Support toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
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U.K. (Bracknell)
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Code: 00
Country Code: 44
City Code: 1344
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Customer Care website:
support.euro.dell.com/uk/en/ECare/Form/Home.asp
E-mail:
dell_direct_support@dell.com
Technical Support
(Corporate/Preferred
Accounts/PAD [1000+
employees])
0870 908 0500
Technical Support for XPS
portable computers only
0870 366 4180
Technical Support (direct and
general) for all other products
0870 908 0800
Global Accounts Customer Care 01344 373 186
Home and Small Business
Customer Care
0870 906 0010
Corporate Customer Care 01344 373 185
Preferred Accounts (500–5000
employees) Customer Care
0870 906 0010
Central Government Customer
Care
01344 373 193
Local Government & Education
Customer Care
01344 373 199
Health Customer Care 01344 373 194
Home and Small Business Sales 0870 907 4000
Corporate/Public Sector Sales 01344 860 456
Home and Small Business Fax 0870 907 4006
Uruguay General Support toll-free: 000-413-598-
2521
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U.S.A. (Austin,
Texas)
International Access
Code: 011
Country Code: 1
Automated Order-Status Service toll-free: 1-800-433-9014
AutoTech (portable and desktop
computers)
toll-free: 1-800-247-9362
Hardware and Warranty Support
(Dell TV, Printers, and
Projectors) for Relationship
customers
toll-free 1-877-459-7298
Americas Consumer XPS support toll-free: 1-800-232-8544
Consumer (Home and Home
Office) Support for all other
Dell products
toll-free: 1-800-624-9896
Customer Service toll-free: 1-800-624-9897
Employee Purchase Program
(EPP) Customers
toll-free: 1-800-695-8133
Financial Services website:
www.dellfinancialservices.com
Financial Services (lease/loans) toll-free: 1-877-577-3355
Financial Services (Dell Preferred
Accounts [DPA])
toll-free: 1-800-283-2210
Business
Customer Service and Support toll-free: 1-800-456-3355
Employee Purchase Program
(EPP) Customers
toll-free: 1-800-695-8133
Support for printers, projectors,
PDAs, and MP3 players
toll-free: 1-877-459-7298
Public (government, education, and healthcare)
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U.S.A. (Austin,
Texas)
International Access
Code: 011
Country Code: 1
(continued)
Customer Service and Support toll-free: 1-800-456-3355
Employee Purchase Program
(EPP) Customers
toll-free: 1-800-695-8133
Dell Sales toll-free: 1-800-289-3355
or toll-free: 1-800-879-
3355
Dell Outlet Store (Dell
refurbished computers)
toll-free: 1-888-798-7561
Software and Peripherals Sales toll-free: 1-800-671-3355
Spare Parts Sales toll-free: 1-800-357-3355
Extended Service and Warranty
Sales
toll-free: 1-800-247-4618
Fax toll-free: 1-800-727-8320
Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-
of-Hearing, or Speech-Impaired
toll-free: 1-877-
DELLTTY
(1-877-335-5889)
U.S. Virgin Islands General Support 1-877-673-3355
Venezuela General Support 8001-3605
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Getting Started
Dell Axim X51 and Dell Axim X51v are Dell's newest PDAs (Personal Digital
Assistant). Axim X51 refers to the low and mid configurations while Axim X51v
refers to the high configuration which has VGA support. See the table for
"Accessories" on page 37. The Axim X51/X51v offers:
• built-in wireless (for Mid and High configurations only)
• QVGA and VGA screens
• Small size and weight
• VGA output on Axim X51v
Unpacking Your Device
Your Axim PDA comes with standard accessories and some extra items
depending on the model you purchased. Your device packaging contains
important information such as the product key on the Getting Started CD
cover and the order number on the packing slip. Ensure that you note these
down for later use.
While unpacking your device for the first time, check for the following
list of items. If you find any item missing, contact Dell support.
See, "Contacting Dell" on page 10.
Accessories
Contents High Mid Low
Axim X51 624 MHz,
Wireless,
Bluetooth
520 MHz,
Wireless,
Bluetooth
416 MHz,
Bluetooth
Cradle Standard Standard Optional
USB Sync cable Optional Optional Standard
Adapter Connector Standard Standard Standard
standard carrying case Standard Standard Standard
Dell Owner’s Manual Standard Standard Standard
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Optional: Needs to be ordered separately.
See the following illustration for the standard and optional accessories.
Dell Getting Started CD Standard Standard Standard
AC adapter & power cable Standard Standard Standard
standard battery (1100 mAH) Standard Standard Standard
High capacity battery
(2200 mAH)
Optional Optional Optional
Screen Protector Optional Optional Optional
Accessories
Contents High Mid Low
touch
screen
carrying case
cradle
Dell Getting
Started CD
Dell Owner’s Manual
power
cable
AC adapter
sync
cable
adapter
connector
battery
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Front, Side, and Back Views
CAUTION: Before performing any of the procedures in this section, read and
follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
Front and Side Views
INFRARED SENSOR — Transfer files from your device to another infrared-
compatible device without using any cable connection.
MICROPHONE — Use to record audio.
COMPACTFLASH CARD AND SECURE DIGITAL MEMORY CARD SLOTS — See
"Using Cards" on page 52 for information on using CompactFlash cards and
Secure Digital memory cards.
CompactFlash card and
Secure Digital memory card
slots (top)
power button
touch screen
Navigator button
Home button
Contacts button
Calendar button
lanyard hook
microphone
Inbox button
audio connector (top)
wireless light
infrared sensor (top)
lock button
on/off button for
WLAN/Bluetooth
wireless
technology
record button
mylar
protector tab
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POWER BUTTON — Press the power button to turn the device on or off. Press and
hold the power button to dim the display. Press and hold again to light the display.
Use Power Button tab to configure power button to turn off power completely.
This saves your battery power.
TOUCH SCREEN — Enter information through your touchscreen using the stylus.
See "Entering Information" on page 64.
SCREEN PROTECTOR — Use screen protectors to protect your device’s
touchscreen. You must change the protectors with usage to enhance the life of the
touchscreen.
ON/OFF BUTTON FOR WLAN/BLUETOOTH
®
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY — On
wireless devices, the button turns both WLAN and Bluetooth wireless technology
on and off. Tap it twice to confirm the turning off or on of WLAN/ Bluetooth.
Turn off the wireless devices to conserve power. On Bluetooth devices, the button
turns Bluetooth wireless technology on and off.
HOME BUTTON — Press to launch the Home window or to turn on the device.
NAVIGATOR BUTTON — Press the right, left, top, or bottom of the Navigator
button to move the cursor on the screen. Press the center to enter a selection.
CONTACTS BUTTON — Press to launch Contacts or to turn on the device.
CALENDAR BUTTON — Press to launch Calendar or to turn on the device.
RECORD BUTTON — See "Recording a Message" on page 73 for information on
using the record button.
LOCK BUTTON — Use this to lock the device and its touchscreen so that the
device does not respond to inadvertent pressing of keys.
Current Wireless Status Switch New Wireless Status
WLAN Bluetooth WLAN Bluetooth
Off Off On On
On Off Off Off
Off On Off Off
On On Off Off
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Back View
BATTERY LOCK — Use this switch to release and remove the main battery.
See "Installing and Removing the Battery" on page 42.
BATTERY — See "Using the Battery" on page 42 for information on the main
battery.
CRADLE/SYNC CABLE CONNECTOR — Connect a cradle or sync cable. See
"Connecting to a Computer" on page 48.
RESET BUTTON — See "Resetting the Axim" on page 53 for information on using
the reset button.
STYLUS — Use the stylus to write or draw on the screen. To remove the stylus,
pull it straight up and out of the holder. To avoid losing the stylus, store the stylus
in the holder when you are not using it. Ensure that the stylus is oriented correctly
when you replace it in the slot.
stylus (extended)
battery
(inside)
battery lock
in locked
position
cradle/sync cable
connector (bottom)
reset button
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Using the Battery
Your device ships with a standard 1100 mAH (milli-Ampere-Hour) battery
with an expected minimum of 5-8 hours of battery life. A higher capacity
2200 mAH can also be purchased. The 2200 mAH battery has an expected
minimum battery life of 10-16 hours.
NOTICE: Do not use your device until you have charged the main battery for
at least 8 hours for the first charge.
Before you use your device for the first time, you must charge the battery.
Turn on your device using the power button. Once the battery is charged,
you can start your device by following the instructions in the operating
system to display the Today screen. Use the power button light to monitor
the battery charge. See Pocket PC Help on the device, for more
information.
Installing and Removing the Battery
To install the battery:
1 Ensure that the device is turned off.
2 Unlock the battery lock and remove the battery cover.
3 Align the battery contacts with the contacts in the battery slot,
insert the battery, and lower the battery into the slot.
battery
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4 Close the battery cover.
5 Lock the battery cover by sliding the battery lock to the right.
To remove the battery:
1 Slide the battery lock to the left to unlock the battery cover.
2 Lift the battery cover.
battery cover
battery lock in
lock position
battery cover
battery lock
unlocked
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3 Pull the tab to lift the battery out of the slot.
NOTE: Your Service Tag is located underneath the battery in the battery
slot. You need your Service Tag to access Dell Support at support.dell.com
or to call Dell for customer service or technical support. The Dell Express
Service Code is also located here.
Charging the Battery
You must charge your battery before using it for the first time.
Subsequently, recharge the battery every time it runs low (power button
light flashes amber).
Use one of the following options to charge the main battery:
• Connect the AC adapter to the charger adapter and then connect the
charger adapter to the device.
• Connect the AC adapter to the sync cable and then connect the sync
cable to the device. See, "Using the Sync Cable" on page 50.
• Connect the AC adapter to the cradle, and insert the device into the
cradle. See "Using the Cradle" on page 48 for more information.
The standard battery pack (1100mAh) completely charges within 5 hours;
the higher battery pack (2200mAh) completely charges within 10 hours.
If the main battery is critically low, the device enters "sleep" mode and the
device turns off.
battery
pull-tab
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To recover from a critically low battery:
1 Plug in the AC adapter or replace the main battery with a
charged battery.
2 Press the power button to turn on the device.
By default, the device turns off if the device is left unused for a period of
time. This is called the sleep mode. For information on setting the
amount of time during which the device can remain idle before it turns
off, see "System Tab" on page 75.
To save power, you can turn off the power of the Axim without losing any
data. The data is stored in Flash ROM and hence is not lost when the
device is switched off.
Using Your Axim
When you turn on your device, the Today screen appears. You can also
view the Today screen by tapping the Start button and then tapping
Today. The Today screen displays the date and information about the
device owner, today’s calendar, and important tasks. To customize the
Today screen:
1 Tap Start → Settings.
2 Tap the Personal tab → Today.
Use the Appearance tab to change the background of the Today screen.
Use the Items tab to change the items that appear on the Today screen.
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Changing the Display Mode on Your Device
The Axim X51/X51v with Microsoft® Windows Mobile™ Version 5.0
software for Pocket PC Premium Edition can display the screen in both
landscape and portrait views.
To change the display mode from landscape to portrait:
1 Tap Start → Settings.
2 In the Settings window, tap System → Screen.
3 In the Screen window, tap Portrait to select portrait mode.
NOTE: To change the display mode from portrait to landscape,
tap Landscape.
4 Tap OK and close the window.
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Operating the Axim
Using the Power Button
Press the power button to turn the device on or off. Press and hold the
power button to dim the display. This is the power saver mode. Press and
hold again to light the display. Use Power Button tab to configure power
button to turn off power completely. This saves your battery power.
• When the device is connected to external power and the main battery is
fully charged, the power button light is solid green.
• When the main battery charge is low, the power button light flashes amber.
• When the battery is being charged, the power button light is solid amber.
• When the device relays a notification, the power button light rapidly
flashes green.
NOTE: When the battery charge is critically low, the date and time settings are
retained for 168 hours. Date and time settings can be preserved for 5 minutes in
absence of any kind of power (AC adapter or main battery). When the Axim is
without power for more than 5 minutes, the date and time settings are lost.
However, data stored in flash ROM is safe.
Using the Stylus
Your device has a stylus for selecting items and entering information. On the
device, the stylus replaces the mouse:
• Tap — Touch the screen once with the stylus to open items and
select options.
• Drag — Hold the stylus on the screen and drag to select text and images.
Drag on a list to select multiple items.
• Tap and hold — Tap and hold the stylus on an item to see a list of actions
available for that item. On the pop-up menu that appears, tap the action
you want to perform.
See "Entering Information" on page 64 for more information.
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Connecting to a Computer
You can either connect your device to a computer using a cradle or directly
to a computer using a sync cable. Connect your device to a computer to:
• Add programs to your device. See "Adding Programs Using Microsoft®
ActiveSync®" on page 107 for more information.
• Synchronize data on your device with data on your computer.
For information on synchronizing your data, see the following resources:
• ActiveSync Help on your computer
• ActiveSync Help on your device
Using the Cradle
NOTE: Depending on the configuration of your device, the cradle is optional.
You can use the cradle to:
• Synchronize the data on your device with the data on your computer.
• Connect the device to an electrical outlet to conserve battery power.
• Charge the main battery. See "Using the Battery" on page 42 for
more information.
• Charge a spare battery. Please note that the spare battery is optional.
NOTE: Before connecting your device to a computer for the first time,
install ActiveSync on the computer using the Dell™ Getting Started CD.
To connect your device to the cradle:
1 Connect the AC adapter to the cradle and to an electrical outlet.
2 Place the Axim in the docking cradle near your computer.
3 Connect the USB sync cable to the cradle and the computer.
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50 Operating the Axim
When the device is docked in the cradle, the power button on the device
turns on and the connection status icon appears on the command bar
(see page 56).
NOTE: The power button on the device indicates the charge status of the
main battery. See the description of the power button lights on page 47 for
more information.
The spare battery status light on the cradle operates as follows:
• Green — The spare battery is fully charged.
• Amber — The spare battery is charging.
To remove the device from the cradle, pull the device straight up and out
of the cradle.
Using the Sync Cable
Use the sync cable to connect your device directly to the computer
without using the cradle.
NOTE: The sync cable is optional depending on the configuration of your device.
To connect the sync cable:
1 Connect the sync cable connector to your device. Ensure that the
Dell logo is facing upwards.
2 Connect the USB connector of the cable to the USB connector on
your computer.
NOTICE: To avoid damaging the sync cable connector, press the two buttons
on the sides of the connector to release the lock before inserting or pulling out
the connector.

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