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Slow speed theres a sandglass constantly appearing on the main screen and a notice :please wait.this makes any attempt use the device extremely slow and time consuming_what did i do wrong:)appreciate your help

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Re: slow speed

Try properly resetting the unit - battery in and out... and get rid of any new application that you may have recently installed (if possible) :)

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Please my screen has been frozen on the boot page and i dont know what to do i paid $300 for it help please

Remove the RAM access panel, you will see your ram chips and above these is the wlan controller and directly beside it a small black chip that says Nvidia. This is your graphics chip. We want to leave these COMPLETELY exposed at all times (you might as well get used to just not having the panel on for this fix).

From a cold start (i.e. the computer is completely off and unpowered) boot once, wait about 5-10 seconds. This will allow the motherboard to build up some heat... If you touch your graphics chipset you will notice it's started to warm up. Now go ahead and power the computer down, it's not going to boot on this attempt, but we got the solder warm.

Again power the computer on, and wait a few seconds. This time you should hear your fan magically kick on (assuming the fan is still working, as it is in mine). AFTER, and only after you hear the fan rev up to full speed, begin applying FIRM pressure with your index finger to the gpu (the black chip that says nvidia). Just wait a few seconds and voila, your HP POST screen magically appears.

I've had to do this with this laptop for nearly 2 years now. It never takes more than one to two tries to get it to start up. A word of warning: Do NOT close the screen, you only have about a 5% chance of it actually coming back on when you open it back up.

I'm aware this is a "quick and dirty" fix. If you have the patience and the cash you should just send it in to HP and have them fix it for you. If you have the skill, you should reflow the chip to the motherboard and fix the problem yourself.

If you're like me and you're lazy and broke, this fix will do the trick for the rest of the laptop's lifetime. :)

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I forgot my htc qtek ph20b pocket pc phone lock password,how do i unlock it?

This below explanation maybe will help you, but this action will be delete all your existing data

if you want to try, please follow below step

f you have a PH20B device such as MDAIII, QTEK 9090, XDAIIs, PDA2K etc.
o Quickly press Record+Camera before the versions appears at bottom right
o OR, press Power+Softreset+Camera+Record at the same time.

If you have a PH20B1 device such as SX66
o Quickly press Record+Windows Media before the versions appears at bottom right
o OR, press Power+Softreset+Windows Media Player button+Record at the same time.
* Either way mentioned above should work.

You'll see three options; change the second and the third to "yes".

If you have a PH20B device such as MDAIII, QTEK 9090, XDAIIs, PDA2K etc.
o You can do that with the camera and the record buttons.

If you have a PH20B1 device such as SX66
o You can do that with the Windows Media Player and the record buttons.

* If you are done, press the mail button, it'll show a white screen for a while, just wait.
* If the bootscreen, aka. the colored stripes is displayed, Wait more, you are booting.
* The welcome screen to set up your device should appear soon.

Dec 24, 2010 | HTC PDAs

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Nokia 6275: I have a problem with my Nokia 6275. I noticed that the "headset" icon is displayed on the screen of my phone and it can't be removed. As far as I know, the icon will only appear on screen if...

You got a chortcut in the microfone/headset connector.
Take the phone apart and clean the microfone/headset connectors and gold-plated surfaces on the mainboard.
This vill do it to eliminate the shortcut due to
dirt/dust and oxide
Please vote!

Apr 17, 2010 | Nokia 3230

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The phone shows a little busy box in the middle of the screen alot. also very slow

This can be caused because of many different reasons, most probably you are using the device for a long time now, and windows is now overfilled, of course not because of the user. You can try to uninstall some software from your main memory especially, or you can try to use some third party software to clean your device's memory. But the most effective and the easiest way to speed up your PDA is resetting it to factory default settings (meaning a hard reset). But when you do that, all your personal data & software will be gone, so if you want to consider this option, you should backup all your important data & software using a backup software either to a storage card or your PC. To hard reset the device: (You'll notice the speed up after you do a hard reset easily, since you device's system will be new as the first day) Hold down the two soft keys and use stylus reset button on bottom at teh same time. It's a little fussy and may take a few tries. Try to push all 3 at same time and let go of all 3 at the same time. I hope this helps.

Apr 20, 2009 | HTC PPC-6800 Smartphone

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Palm Centro Constantly attempting to sync to computer

Okay.... here is the thing. These are KNOWN issues with Palm and sometimes for some devices even a hard reset won't fix this.

There are only two reasons your device would be doing this:
  • There is liquid/physical damage done to the phone
  • The device has a manufacturers defect
The thing about phone issues is they are not scheduled to occur at a specific time, they occur whenever with no warning. If your device is liquid/physically damaged that would make the issue more easy to come up because when the board is affected in any way by liquid or physical damage, then problems began to occur such as Hotsync, Inoperable Keypad, Random Resetting, No Service, etc.

If you bring your device into a service center, you shouldnt be charged unless you have damage internally to your device. Hard resets sometimes helps, but you have already lost your information on your device if that is what you are worried about.

If the hard reset doesnt work then you would definitely have to get another device which a service center can accommodate you with by ordering one to be sent to the store for you.

Dec 14, 2008 | Palm Treo 500 Centro

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Samsung BlackJack 1 Very Slow

Usualy the Samsung BlackJak is very slow, But you may want to go and clear some memory up.

Sep 27, 2008 | Samsung Blackjack SGH-I607 Smartphone

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WiFi Icon on Palm Tx not showing on taskbar

You should try reloading the software back into the TX. In order to do it, you will have to erase your TX memory. Make sure you back up your files first.

To erase the memory press the reset button until the reboot screen appears. Hold down on the power button until the erase memory screen appears. Select yes. Reload software from Palm CD.

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Software upgrade makes bluetooth unworkable

I think this can help you:

Treo 650 only

A zero out reset will regress a device that has non-volatile memory to its factory-fresh state. When done correctly, it completely rewrites your device's internal memory with zeros and ones, ensuring that any data is expunged. It should be used only if you want all information completely obliterated (example: you're selling your handheld, or you're sending it in for repair, and want to protect your privacy). Tungsten E2 note: a hard reset (above) produces the same results as a zero out reset - completely rewrites data on internal memory. No need to perform the steps below. Warning: A zero out reset will erase everything on your device. All your data will be removed, and formats, preferences and other settings are restored to their factory default settings. Don't perform a zero out reset unless you want to eradicate everyting.

spacer.gif HotSync note: Some third-party applications change the way your device backs up data. Other third-party applications do not back up data. If you have third-party software on your device, please contact the developer to learn what components are backed up during a HotSync operation, and if HotSync conduits are altered. Any data not backed up will be lost.
There are two ways to perform a zero out reset.

  1. Read through these instructions before attempting the reset. We made this method of zero out reset extremely awkward to perform, so that it would not happen by accident. You may need the help of a dextrous friend if you find it too difficult to do by yourself.
  2. Connect your device to its HotSync cable or cradle. The HotSync cable does not need to be connected to your PC, and it does not need to be connected to power.
  3. Press and hold the Power button and UP on the 5-way navigator.
  4. While continuing to hold Power and UP, press and hold the HotSync button on the HotSync cable or cradle. As you press HotSync, make sure your other finger doesn't slide to LEFT or RIGHT on the 5-way navigator; it needs to be exactly on UP during the entire process. Although you are pressing the HotSync button, a HotSync operation should not begin.
  5. While continuing to hold Power, UP and HotSync, press and release the RESET button on the back panel of your device (where's the reset hole?). This is very difficult to do with only one person; you may wish to hold the stylus in your mouth and use your hands to press Power, UP and HotSync.
  6. Release Power, UP and HotSync.
  7. If you did this reset correctly, the screen of your device will go blank, and you will not be able to turn it on. The charging LED will not light up, even if it's connected to power. It will appear to be "dead." (any other activity — such as the Palm OS logo or a rainbow-colored Boot Log screen appearing — means the reset was performed incorrectly; try again)
  8. Your device will appear "dead" for several minutes (up to 10 minutes). During this time, your device's internal memory is being reformatted. If your device doesn't appear "dead" for several minutes with the screen completely blank, the zero out reset was performed incorrectly; try again.
  9. After several minutes, your device will "wake up" and the Palm and Palm Powered logos will appear as if you had performed a hard reset. Eventually, you'll be taken to a series of screens to calibrate the touchscreen and set date & time.
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  10. If you want your handheld to remain in factory state, stop here. If you want to restore data to your device, follow the steps for recovering after a hard reset (a zero out reset is a special type of hard reset).

Quick Erase, Secure Erase
LifeDrive only When you perform a hard reset on a LifeDrive mobile manager, you will see two options on the reset screen: Quick Erase and Secure Erase. Both of these are types of hard reset. Quick Erase: Perform a Quick Erase reset for a regular hard reset, to get your device to wake up and respond again. This eliminates user information on the drive in such a way that there is no info available to anyone using the device. A Quick Erase reset takes approximately 5 minutes.
spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif Secure Erase: Perform a Secure Erase reset if you are turning the device over to a new owner. A Secure Erase helps prevent your files from being restored or recompiled by a new owner who might remove the hard drive and use a drive reader to access your information. This completely deletes all user info on the drive. A Secure Erase reset takes about 30 minutes.
Note: If you use a password to protect your device, you must do a Secure Erase when you hard reset your device; the Quick Erase option does not appear on the reset screen.
  1. Slide the power switch to the right and hold it in that position.
  2. While holding the switch to the right, use the tip of the stylus (or a similar object without a sharp tip) to gently press and release the reset button on the bottom of your device.
  3. Wait for the reset screen to appear (it will say "Warning, Erase all data?"). Then release the power switch.
  4. Choose your type of reset:
    • Press Up on the 5-way navigator to perform a Quick Erase (5 minutes)
    • Press Down to perform a Secure Erase (30 minutes).
  5. During the reset process, a status screen appears with the words "Quick Erase" or "Secure Erase" and a progress bar, followed by screens showing the Palm, Palm Powered and LifeDrive logos.
  6. Then you will be prompted to tap the screen to align the digitizer and select the language you want to use on your device. A screen appears showing the Palm logo and a progress bar.
  7. When the "Welcome: Setup your device" screen appears, the hard reset is complete. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your device.

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Slow access

Go to options, status and make sure you at least 4 mil bytes of file free memory.

Sep 22, 2007 | RIM BlackBerry 7290

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E-105G System error?

Your only recourse would be a hard reset. If you wish to go back to the same stage before installation of Quake you will have to delete the partnership in ActiveSynch WITHOUT deleting the Synch folder. Next place the hard reset device on to the cradle. Active synch will find the device. Create partnership using the same identity parameters as you had before hard reset. Setup the synch option to manual. Click on the tools - add remove programs. Highlight Quake if it is on the list & click remove. You can then add rest of the software on the list. Once installed you can go back to the main screen & click on the synch icon. I am not a gamer but you might try installing quake on a cf card in stead of the main memory. It might solve your problem of excessinve storage space/ ram requirement.

Sep 06, 2005 | Casio Cassiopeia E-105 Pocket PC

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