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Drained batteries, not powering up, next step?

I must have let my IPAQ batteries drain and had no power/nothing happen when I went to turn it on. I am now charging it via the USB cable. The orange light in the upper left corner is flashing, I assume this means it is charging. However, it will not power up at this time. Will I need to reset it after it is charged? Should I have any other problems gettting it to work? Why can't I turn it on WHILE it is charging? Thanks for any suggestions.

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Re: Drained batteries, not powering up, next step?

For me I prefer charging the iPAQ using the usual cable, not the USB as I had some troubles with that It makes the battery drain faster. So Use a usual charging transformer.

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The battery got flat and it went off but now after i've charged it it doesn't want to switch on again, pls tell me what should I do?

If its totally drained you need to wait for a couple of minutes while its being charge. T happened to my O2 Pocket PC before.Thanks

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Cannot get past opening screen or turn off unit. Unit seems frozen


Did you try to flash the BIOS/firmware of your device?

1.) Go to the Master Index of BIOS, FIRMWARE, & DRIVER Updates,
2.) Select the appropriate hyperlink for your model. (in your case it's here
3.) Download the most recent BIOS version SoftPAQ (SP) for your Model of iPAQ.
4.) Press the POWER + iTASK + CONTACTS + RESET buttons at the same time so as to enter the FLASH Mode
5.) Make sure your USB connection to the Cradle is hooked-up.
6.) Place your iPAQ in the USB Cradle.
7.) Stop the MS ActiveSync session on your HOST PC: CTRL-ALT-DELETE > TASK MANAGER > PROCESSES.
8.) Hilight WESCOMM.EXE and select "End Process" button.
9.) Run the file you downloaded from HP in step 3.
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Jan 11, 2008 | HP iPAQ HX4700 Pocket PC

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Will not start up after recharging the battery

Hello :-) I think that your battery is causing the problem. You might have charged you ipaq to many times with a cheap battery and the battery might be completely dead. Or the battery might just be defective.

Apr 12, 2008 | HP iPAQ H2210 Pocket PC

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I got the same problem. I even tried to plug the battery to the second battery charging slot, still couldn't get it back to life. But the Ipaq screen lights on with progress bar progress for about 5 seconds, then dead again. I even doubted the battery was toasted.
I gave it a final shot:
1. Remove the battery, and then put it back.
2. While the screen lights on, within 2 seconds, cold reset the unit by press the hole with stylus and push the power button at top in the same time.
In my case, the progress bar will keep going until I see the tap screen instruction and everything back to normal. But it reminds me that the removable battery is totally discharged. So I put it in cradle and I am able to synch it with my PC. Everything seems o.k. while it sits in the cradle, except the charging light won't turn red.
When I remove it from the cradle, it still lights on, battery shows 99% which is healthy. but when I turned it off, it won't start anymore. I have to repeat the above steps to revive it. Sometimes I have to remove the battery and wait for a while and then put it back, so that the screen can light on to give me chance to cold reset.
Conclusion: Maybe need a new battery. I will check Ebay to get one.
Please post if you have other solutions.

Dec 22, 2007 | HP iPAQ h6315/h6365 Pocket PC

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May 22, 2007 | HP iPAQ H2210 Pocket PC

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3970 Stuck

Try this, take the ipaq off the cradle, turn the ipaq off (if you can), restart the desktop, put the ipaq back in thc cradle, turn the ipaq on, and restart ROM update again.

Sep 12, 2005 | Compaq iPAQ H3970 Pocket PC

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Battery draining

Could your computer be using unpowered USB? Some machines and hubs have unpowered ports. Check the Right-click My Computer, Properties, Hardware, Device Manager, Universal Serial Bus Controllers, and find the listed hub which has the iPAQ connected to it. How much power is it drawing, and is the hub self-powered? (look at the power tab after double-clicking the hub) Also, is USB charging turned on? It's in the Power section of the Settings under the "USB Charging" tab.

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My ipaq won't open!

if you have inserted SD or other cards and devices in your IPAQ try to stay IPAQ without them.... if ypu don`t have it ---- then go to the service center....

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