Device Name not unique. This device name is already in use.
I let my Ipaq to discharged the battery over the weekend. Today, when I plugged it to my pc, to charge and sync., I chose "guess partnership" by mistake, and I started installing some programs.
When I realized about my mistake, I unplugged it, and I plugged it again, and then I chose "standard partnership", when a window shows tha name of the device, and I click, the program displays the message:...
"Device Name not unique. This device name is already in use.
You must enter a different name for your mobile device".
I don´t know what to do, since I need to sync. all my information, using Outlook from my pc.
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The name of the device is only what you want to call it, eg instead of ipaq call it tropflor, it's only a name in which the device is recognised by other devices and for sync purposes, but as in a pc, always back up your contacts and files, as pocket pcs are more likely to crash.
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Select the "Bluetooth" icon from the Today screen of your iPAQ h1940. Click on "Bluetooth Settings." Touch the "Turn on" button.
Select the "Accessibility" tab from the Bluetooth menu and select "Allow other devices to connect" and "All devices." Click "OK."
Click on the Bluetooth icon in the upper right-hand corner of your Mac. Click "Turn Bluetooth On."
Select "Set up Bluetooth Device" from the Bluetooth menu and click "Continue." Select "Any Device" and click "Continue."
Select your iPAQ h1940 from the list of devices and click "Continue." Input the passkey number from your Mac into your iPAQ.
Select the type of syncs you want with your iPAQ and Mac and click "Continue."
Select "Browse Device" from the Bluetooth menu on your Mac and select the iPAQ from the list. Click "Browse."
Add or remove files from your iPAQ h1940 by clicking on them and dragging them into a file on your iPAQ or on your Mac. Close the window when you are finished and select "Turn Bluetooth off" from the Bluetooth menu.
Click "Turn off" on the Bluetooth icon on your iPAQ h1940.
here is your answer but if you want to solve your problem quick microsoft takes 11$ to fix it
see this if this help you
Resetting the Device
Sometimes there is a need to reset your Pocket PC. Resetting the device is known as performing a "soft" or "hard" reset.
Performing a Soft Reset
A soft reset stops all running applications, but does not erase any programs or saved data. Be sure to save any unsaved data within a running application before performing a soft reset. Perform a soft reset to: ■ Stop all running applications ■ Install a new application ■ Restart the Pocket PC if it stops responding
To perform a soft reset:
1. Locate the recessed Reset button on the bottom of your iPAQ Pocket PC. 2. Use the stylus to lightly press the Reset button. The Pocket PC restarts and displays the Today screen.
Performing a Hard Reset
Perform a hard reset only when you want to clear all user-installed settings, applications, and data from RAM (Random Access Memory), where data and applications you have loaded are stored.
CAUTION: If you perform a hard reset, your Pocket PC loses all data and programs not saved in iPAQ File Store.
To perform a hard reset:
1. Press and hold down the Calendar and iTask buttons. 2. While holding down these buttons, use the stylus to lightly press the Reset button on the bottom of the iPAQ Pocket PC for about two seconds.
3. When the Pocket PC screen begins to fade, release the Calendar and iTask buttons first, and then remove the stylus from the Reset button.
Note: If you simultaneously push and hold the Reset, Calendar, and iTask buttons for more than two seconds, the battery disconnects. To restart the device, either plug the device into the AC Adapter or press the Reset button again. After performing a hard reset, you may need to reinstall applications stored in iPAQ File Store to restore shortcuts and full functionality.
4. The Pocket PC resets and powers on.
To return your iPAQ Pocket PC to factory settings after performing a hard reset:
1. Tap Start > Programs > File Explorer > My Device. 2. Tap the iPAQ File Store folder to open it. 3. Tap Edit > Select All. 4. Tap and hold the selected files, then tap Delete. 5. Tap Yes to delete all file in iPAQ File Store.
I Also Had The Same Problem. Now I Fixed It. Go To Power In Settings. Click On The Advanced Tab. Uncheck The Box Which Says "Turn Off The Device If Not Used For" Box. This Will Solve The Problem. It Solved Mine. Thereafter Once, My Backlight Did Not Switch On. Fix This By Going Into Backlight Settings And Uncheck The Box Which Says "Turn Off The Backlight If Not Used For" Box. This Will Solve It. Then Soft Reset The Device To Change Settings. To Soft Reset, Find A Small Hole In The Left Hand Side Of The Device. Put Your Stylus In And PRESS ONLY ONCE. If You Keep It Pressed, Your Device Will Hard Reset. Don't Do That. Just Press ONCE.
I had the same issue. Got it fixed at PPCTechs at $60 + shipping. Better than buying a new device
The device doesn't exactly work like a computer...
It needs battery power to "remember" what the user does. When you remove the battery, you let it forget everything.
It's like how your car stereo loses it's memory channels whenever they do battery related work.
What I would HIGHLY suggest, is set Activesync to do a full backup EACH TIME the device connects (it's in Tools, Backup).
THEN, when he loses the information, you do a full restore.
That being said -- to do a "reboot" just push the reset button (small hole on bottom left side grip) with the stylus.
If you want a more thorough reboot, it's safe to just take the battery out for a few seconds. I do this about once a day.
Was it charging over the weekend? If not, try to recharge the device again... Those devices would on occasion drain the batter overnight -- didn't happen all the time and was apparently caused by unusual software/applications combinations... The battery could be going bad again as well.