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The Screen is back and it won't charge

I charged my pc pocket yesterday and when I tried to power it on it didn't. I'm trying to charge it but its not working. I tried to reset it but it shows the HP logo with the white background like for 2 seconds and it turns off again. Please someone help me!

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Re: The Screen is back and it won't charge

Hello, it isn't that simple as a broken charger. Try the following thing. Connect battery to the PDA, check that the battery LID is connected FIRMLY to the body (there is a contact there that woun't allow the PDA to start if the lid isn't connected properly, you may want to check it too, look carefully for a small black thing and check that it can be pressed). Then connect the pda for half hour to the charger, even if no light or amber led is flashing. Then make a master reset as showed here and connect the PDA to a usb sync cable with your computer. Press simultaneous the soft reset and the power button, then press only the soft reset button. The PDA should start. If not, there is a problem with a DC converter component on the mainboard or the connector I was talking about before. Even if the charger is broken, your PDA should power on from USB cable. Good luck, feel free to ask further questions and always remember to rate replies received from this site :)

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Re: The Screen is back and it won't charge

Hi LaSuperChica, Have you tried a full (hard) reset? -Press and hold Application Buttons 1 (Calendar) and 4 (iTask) on the front of the unit and, at the same time, use the stylus to press the Reset button on the back of the HP iPAQ Pocket PC. -Hold all buttons until the displayed image begins to fade (approximately four seconds). -Release the Application buttons and stylus. Verify the full reset occurred by pressing the power button, it the full rest was done correctly the unit should not turn on. -Reactivate the batter by pressing the reset button with stylus. Let us know if this works and please don't forget to rate this post.

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