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Compaq iPAQ 3850 Not charging/turning on

I recently got a used iPAQ 3850.
It had not been used for at least a year and was unresponsive.
I have replaced the battery but it still will not charge or turn on.
Attempted a hard reset to no avail.
Any helps or ideas would be appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    it is realy a big problem of compaq H3850, he never charge zo i cant take it away, otherwise it wil go to reset screen again.

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Try this - don't give up Leave it charging, even if it takes three days. I sold one a few years ago on ebay and the buyer was insistent it wouldn't charge. Eventually it did start charging and there were no more problems.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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