I have the Ipaq h4150 with all of the original software. The other day while viewing Hp website I noticed a bios upgrade for it. I upgraded and part way through it gave an error. I was then unable to turn my Ipaq off via the button and could only reset by using the reset / power. Nothing else worked I even tried to reinstall the old bios and new bios. It stays at a white screen with th hp invent logo in the middle and the numbers on the top. I contacted hp and they told me I could send it in but it will cost $49 plus repair charges which is crzy since it is their bios that messed it up. Thanks so much for your help in advance!
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Re: Ipaq h4150 failed rom upgrade (white Screen)
Recovering a pda after a failed upgrade process is a bit complicated process. I suggest you contact me over the live assistance program because I need a lot of feedback from you and most operations need to be made step by step.
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I ran into the same issue with a H4150. Pull the main battery and let it sit without the battery for a while; a few seconds is not long enough. I let it sit for about two minutes and that was long enough on each of the four times I needed to recover from a failed ROM upgrade last night. This reset the H4150 and it then initialized like it was just out of the box; all data and settings were reset to original. Some troubleshooting procedures indicate you should not use a USB hub for this process. That did not work for me-the ROM upgrade still breaks the connection just after getting started. But at least pulling the battery got the iPAQ back to a useable condition. My next test will be to try it from an old PC with Windows 98 and USB 1.1 or 1.0. Maybe the brief disconnection is normal and a fast PC with a modern OS may not be as forgiving to brief upsets. Just as the ROM update really begins (after all the handshaking), the iPAQ briefly drops the connection and that's when the update fails, it just takes a little longer for the software to say 'hey-I've lost communication with the iPAQ...'
thanks for the post.
the first thing is to install the ipac software and try see if the syetm can sysnc.
when properly configured there should be an ipac icon in my computer, open this folderand other sub folders will be visible,if you have an SD card media in this device it will be visibleas well. try copy the music of your choice from the system into the music folder or your sd card depending on your pref.
You may be in need for a ROM update/reinstall. It is pretty easy to do that. You can either go at HP's web site and download a ROM update for your specific model. Make shure you select your operating sistem rigt. Or you can browse the internet for a specific ROM update for your model. I recomand the HP site, and if you have problems regarding the ROM update process, or the ROM and OS version you need, please reply here and I'll guide you throught.