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HX4700 will not power up

My HX4700 will not power up. It will also not charge when the unit is on the cradle. When I did a warm and cold reset it would come up to to HP screen but would go no further. I have 3 cradles and tried the machine in every one. The unit does not blink charge when it is put on the cradle nor will not power on. I bought a new battery and does the same thing. I have tried checking the battery clips to make sure they are tight. I have a separate charger for the bateries so I know the battery is fully charged. What could it be? Thanks

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Re: HX4700 will not power up

I have repaired many of the Hx4700s that appear to be dead by shorting across the "battery locked" switch. It is located on the lower right corner of the board when viewed from the back with the cover off. The switch just shorts to ground when the battery is locked in place. By flowing a small bit of solder over the two connections on the back of the switch, the iPAQ will return to life and there is no ill effect of bypassing this switch. In my opinion the switch is to fragile and poorly placed.

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

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Re: HX4700 will not power up

May be obvouse, but have you confirmed that the batery is locked into position. my prob is that the switch where that batter lock slider pushes into pooped out, and i need to replace. ugh.

Posted on Jun 20, 2007

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Hi I'm a pc repair technician, and my ipaq hx4700 has gone exactly the same way. I've been looking round for some kind of technical manual to see if there is any history of internal components going down through heavy use or even manual abuse. Mine stopped after I knocked it whilst working on something. Normally if I see similar symptoms on a pc I'd be looking at internal component failure, more often than not the motherboard itself. I worked on that theory and have looked at prices for an ipaq motherboard. In all honesty the costs for the part and replacement are more than buying a new pda. Sorry for the bad news, but thats the only option I've found all the best

Posted on May 28, 2007

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HP iPAQ hx4700 need default password

If you can't remember your passcode, you may have to do a hard reset(factory settings) if you have a sync folder on your computer, there is your backup. To do a hard reset: 1. Remove your iPAQ from the cradle, making sure that it's running on the internal battery power. 2. Use the stylus to press down the recessed reset button on the back or side of the iPAQ. 3. While the reset button is held down, press the On/Off button. 4. Release the reset button. When you press the On/Off button again, your iPAQ turns on and all your files are gone. To avoid repeating this major disaster in the future, you should back up your iPAQ files on your desktop PC. Activesync will generate another folder,and you will have to rename your pocket pc. But once your past that point, open both folders and drad and drop into the new folder. Hope this helps.

Jan 25, 2010 | HP iPAQ HX4700 Pocket PC

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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.
10.) The iPAQ should now begin Flashing the iPAQ's ROM BIOS

Jan 11, 2008 | HP iPAQ HX4700 Pocket PC

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Hx4700 wont work after failed update on ROM v1.10

Try hard reset: pressing and holding the calendar and iTask buttons and doing a soft reset for 2 seconds.

Hard resetting a WM 5 HX 4700 is to press and hold the Contacts and Mail buttons and then doing a soft reset. The boot screen will popup with a message “To perform a clean reset, which will clear all data in memory, press the [Calendar] button”

If that fails, try upgrading to wm 6 or wm 6.1 then downgrading afterwards.

I've upgraded from wm2003SE to wm6.1 alkor rc2.2 rom.


Jul 15, 2009 | HP iPAQ HX4700 Pocket PC

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My HP iPAQ hx4700 Pocket PC will not start up. It

Slider switches ok and pointing at the right place in the bottom?

1. Main battery possibly needs replacing.

2. Replace backup battery..

Jul 13, 2009 | HP iPAQ HX4700 Pocket PC

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Hx4700 Dead

Try reflashing the rom:

Aug 17, 2008 | HP iPAQ HX4700 Pocket PC

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Cannot power on...

How to correct iPAQ 5450, 5455, 5550, 5555 battery charging problems / dead unit syndrome.

The iPAQ 54xx or 55xx will not power on if the batteries charge is lower than 3.2 Volts, if your battery charge falls below the 3.2 volts level your unit will not turn on, you need to plug the iPAQ into a cradle or AC charge adaptor. Note the charging light on the iPAQ will not flash at all (normally flashes orange) until the battery charge has reached a minimum charge level of 3.2 volts. You then need to perform a normal reset, then the unit should switch on normally.

HP Procedure is as follows:

To charge and reset the iPAQ Pocket PC h5400:

i) Connect the iPAQ Pocket PC h5400 to an A/C power supply.
ii) Charge the battery to the minimum level of 3.2 Volts. This will take 5 to 30 minutes depending on the current charge level.
iii) Perform a normal reset.
iv) Power on the iPAQ Pocket PC h5400

It is recommended that you keep the iPAQ Pocket PC connected to the Universal Cradle or Cable when it is not in use.

Apr 30, 2007 | HP iPAQ HX4700 Pocket PC

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Ipaq hx4700 dead :(

I would try a hard reset before you resign yourself to HP repair.

Sep 14, 2005 | HP iPAQ HX4700 Pocket PC

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HX4700 does a hard reset when car turns off power to 12V outlet

HP told me that this is not really a problem of the PDA, but of the navigation software... Those guys told me that there will be a free of charge update to version 5.1 to cure these problems.

Sep 14, 2005 | HP iPAQ HX4700 Pocket PC

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AC charging issue

Sounds like a defective AC adapter.

Sep 11, 2005 | HP iPAQ HX4700 Pocket PC

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Battery too cold

Was it stored in a place that has extreme temperatures? If so, some hardware might have become damaged. Try to let the battery warm up some and then try again. I would also try a hard reset if at all possible and if that still doesn't work probably call up HP and see about a repair.

Sep 08, 2005 | HP iPAQ HX4700 Pocket PC

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