Just bought the IPAQ 5450 from a garage sale and i was told it worked intermittently.
Took it home and tried charging it with no indication showing that the unit was charging. If i do a reset i get a faint flicker on the screen and if i were to do a hard reset (holding power button and hitting soft reset)the screen flickers a couple of times and i get some orange flashing LEDS and then all blank again. Tried a new battery and got more flashing lights but no power up.
Unsure as to how long the unit has not been charged.
Had the same problem: the battery is simply exhausted. Suggest you buy a new battery. A possible solution you might try is to connect it to a charger and make a hard reset (loosing all data and programs stored). Good luck
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Thath iPAQ have two security fuses inside,, maybe one blows up when you connect that charger,,, this is not an easy repair work,, you need to have advance experience on electronics,, or take it to an expert service shop,,, good luck!!
Hello i'd be happy to help :-). Since you said that you bought a new battery and it still didn't work. I am guessing that you might have charged you Ipaq by pulling it into a regular wall outlet . This is bad because that outlet could send to much electricity into the Ipaq and can kill it. That might be the problem why your Ipaq is not working... I would recommend for you to call HP and see if you can return your Ipaq to them and see if they can send you a new one.
There are some known issues with the included charging equipment. Personally, I ordered a relatively inexpensive charger from Amazon.com that works wonderfully. All you really need is a device that turns a standard wall plug into a USB charger. You can then plug your base that the ipaq stands on into that and it should begin charging. The old battery is probably dead (mine was), but try to charge it anyway.
Note: The actual cord that came with my charger DID NOT WORK. It is sitting in a box somewhere, and if its the same thing I had (it probably is), then you just need the wall-to-USB converter.
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.
First try to charge it . If it does not power on try a hard reset. If this does not work and if you are dedicated to your pda, invest a new battery
Shop at (ebay, Amazon, Shopzilla,etc) batteries are easily installed
HP iPAQ H3835 Pocket PC Troubleshooting, Support, Repair & Service
When you charge up your iPaq, do you use the cradle, or do you use the AC-adapter with the little iPaq power converter that came with the iPaq?
Try both, and see if it charges up your pda.
Try and borrow an iPaq car-charger and see if it charges up that way (the ones that do not need the iPaq power converter).
If you are lucky enough to power up the iPaq even for 2 minutes, enable USB fast charging in the SETTING -> BATTERY. Your USB-data-cable or cradle will then be able to charge it up that way...