Question about HP iPAQ hx2190 Pocket PC
OUR pda at work started coming on and off at random and when it's booting up the display screen will just shut off. it was working fine and the after being left off charger over night all the funny business started, im stumped
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: PDA doesn't want to start
I think perhaps the ROM chip didn't take the flash correctly, I think this unit is possibly beyond repair. It looks like it is still trying to finish the upgrade. have you tried the reset while the unit is conneced to the PC which has the update?
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
Have you tried to remove the battery for a few moments? Hopefully if you try this, all your data was backed up, because removing the battery will lose your data. But, if the system is stuck at the "welcome" screen, then removing the battery wipes out the memory. The system will be just like right out of the box (unless you flashed the rom with an updated version of the Operating system, that won't roll back by just removing the battery).
If your not sure what I meant by flashing the rom, it is the upgrade process from windows 2002 to 2003 version. That is the only change that will not be lost by removing your battery.
Posted on Jun 28, 2008
If you haven't tried it yet, pull the battery out and try booting from the adaptor only.
If it boots normally, then your battery pack may be bad (shorted cell) or the regulator that has the job of charging and monitoring the battery pack while keeping your system running may not be healthy.
If you own any multimeter (at the cost of Chinese DMMs, everyone should own one), check the battery pack for charge. Under normal conditions, they should measure a couple of percent higher than their rating. You will have either Lithium Ion or Nickle metal hydride batteries in the pack so should measure some multiple of the nominal cell voltage of one of those types that are respectively 3.6 & 1.2 volts.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
I had the same problem. Contacted HP customer service chat, and got the following answer that
solved the problem:
1. Remove the battery for 30 minutes.
2. Insert it again in the iPAQ.
3. Perform a clean reset on the iPAQ and at the same time charge the iPAQ.
To perform a clean reset please follow these steps:
Press and hold the Calendar button, the Power button, and the Messaging button.
While holding these buttons, use the stylus to lightly press the Reset button on the bottom of the HP iPAQ.
The problem can also be solved by getting a new battery, and performing the clean reset while charging (using the portable charger, not the cradle).
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
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