Tip & How-To about Palm Treo 650 Handheld

HOW TO PERFORM A HARD RESET ON Treo 650

Performing a hard reset on a Treo 650will erase everything on the smartphone. Most people do this because of trouble with the Treo 650's software. There are several key stages to performing a hard reset. Follow these steps to learn how to do it properly.

  1. HotSync the Treo 650 to your computer to ensure that you have all of your information backed up. You will lose everything on your Treo 650 with a hard reset.
  2. Step 2 Press and hold down the red phone key on the right side of the Treo 650 keyboard until the Palm screen appears. This will begin the hard reset.
  3. Step 3 Let go of the red phone button when you see the Palm screen.
  4. Step 4 Read the screen prompt carefully. It will ask you to press the up arrow key to proceed with the hard reset or the down arrow key to abort. Press the up arrow to continue with the hard reset.
  5. Step 5 Wait for the phone to reboot. When it comes back on, it will ask you to select a language and walk you through the same introductory screens you saw when you first got the phone.
  6. Step 6 HotSync your Treo 650 to your computer. When prompted, select your old username to restore all of your contacts and information. This should complete the hard reset process.

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palm treo is in spanish how do i change to english


  • Check if your handheld supports multiple languates. Your product manual may contain information about changing languages. If it does not, you may wish to find out if your handheld supports multiple languages by performing a hard reset (be aware that you will erase all data from your device when you do a hard reset). On the startup screen after the hard reset, you may be asked to select a language. If you asked which language you want to use, select a language and install a localized Palm Desktop (below). If you're not asked, your device does not support multiple languages.
  • Oct 22, 2009 | Palm Treo 650 Handheld

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    phone frozen. Hard reset doesn't do anything


    A hard reset will erase everything on the smart phone. If you still see your data, then you were not successful in performing the hard reset. In that case, what you have done is a soft reset.

    Carefully try one of these two methods:

    Main method:
    1. Pull the battery out. Put the battery back in while holding the RED button down and a reset screen will appear.
    2. Push the up button on the five-way to start the reset process.

    Alternate process:
    1. Similar to the hard-reset of the Treo 650. Remove the battery cover.
    2. Press and hold the Red radio button.
    3. Use the stylus to depress the reset button next to the battery.
    4. Push the up button on the five-way when you get a prompt to "Erase all data".

    Aug 17, 2009 | Palm Treo 700w Smartphone

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    My son's Treo 650 powers on (keypad lights up but screen does not light up.) My son attempted to switch the case from the silver to a black and now it will not work. Help?


    it may need a software rest if it don"t work go to reinstal software first chake it out




    1. Hard reset:
    2. Press and hold the Power (on/off) button on the front panel of your device.

    3. While holding Power, use an unfolded paper clip, or the reset tool at the tip of your stylus. Gently press and release the RESET button inside the hole on the back panel of your device (where's the reset hole?).
    4. If you see a progress bar (see below), keep holding the Power button.
    5. Next, the Palm Powered screen will appear. Release the Power button when you see it.
    6. You'll see a screen that asks: Erase all data? YES = "up" button NO = any other button. Press UP on your 5-way navigator to complete the hard reset.
    Warning: A hard reset will erase everything on your device. All your data will be removed, and formats, preferences and other settings are restored to their factory default settings. Don't perform a hard reset unless you've backed up your data, or you're willing to lose everything.
    HotSync note:Some third-party applications change the way your device backs up data. Other third-party applications do not back up data. If you have third-party software on your device, please contact the developer to learn what components are backed up during a HotSync operation, and if HotSync conduits are altered. Any data not backed up will be lost.

    If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
    Thanks,



    Jul 04, 2009 | Palm Treo 650 Smartphone

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    Language settings


    Bueno, trata lo siguente:
    If you purchased the Treo in the U.S., you should have the English to Spanish option when you reset the phone. Just make sure to back up your data before resetting it.

    HotSync the Treo 650 to your computer to ensure that you have all of your information backed up. You will lose everything on your Treo 650 with a hard reset.
    Step2Press and hold down the red phone key on the right side of the Treo 650 keyboard until the Palm screen appears. This will begin the hard reset. Step 11Let go of the red phone button when you see the Palm screen. Step 2Read the screen prompt carefully. It will ask you to press the up arrow key to proceed with the hard reset or the down arrow key to abort. Press the up arrow to continue with the hard reset. Step 3Wait for the phone to reboot. When it comes back on, it will ask you to select a language and walk you through the same introductory screens you saw when you first got the phone. Step 4HotSync your Treo 650 to your computer. When prompted, select your old username to restore all of your contacts and information. This should complete the hard reset process. jQuery('.Article .Steps .Image').each(function(i,e){ var $this = jQuery(this); $this.find('img').error(function(){ jQuery(this).remove(); $this.remove(); }); }); Tips & Warnings
    • Do not forget to back up your data before performing the hard reset. If you don't, only the data from your last HotSync will be able to be recovered.
    • After performing a hard reset, install your applications one at a time to make sure each is in working order. Delete any applications that are not in working order, as those might have caused the need for the hard reset in the first place.
    Buenas Suerte,

    If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
    Thanks,
    Joe Diaz

    Apr 22, 2009 | Palm Treo 650 Handheld

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    Auto-off not working


    I heard this happens after updating the Treo 650 with the new version 1.17. Is this your case? If so just remove the new update... Anyway, you can try the soft restart or even Performing a system reset(from the user guide p.170): ".. Performing a soft reset A soft reset is similar to restarting a computer. If your Treo is not responding or you have trouble synchronizing with your computer, a soft reset may help. 1. Press the Battery Door Release button and slide the battery door downward to remove it from your Treo. 2. Use the stylus tip to gently press the reset button on the back of your Treo. .."

    Jan 03, 2006 | Palm Treo 650 Handheld

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