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Ipaq 2490 hangs on booting

I have been using my hp ipaq 2490 for a year. I've had no problems with reseting it until now. I reset this device yesterday and yes, I get the blue HP screen, the progress bar moves to the end. But then it just hangs there.
It says Formatting PS .... at the bottom: could that be taking a long time?
I've tried reseting it cold, hot, warn, lukewarm, tepid, you name it. Still no life.
Any gurus out there that can figure this one out?


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  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    I have the save problem with my HP Ipaq RX4240

  • Andrej Zilincik Nov 27, 2008

    I had to do a hard reset and then works fine

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Try this:
4. Make clean reset (hold callendar + itask, then press and hold reset), after about two seconds you will hear knack. Now unhold these buttons. The screen will be black.
5. After that make hard reset (hold callendar + messaging + power and then press and hold reset) after about two seconds unhold reset button first and after about one seconds remaining buttons. You will see on screen PS FORMAT.
6. Now is you iPAQ ready.

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One year old HP iPAQ 2490 will not start. The screen flashed on for a second and then nothing. Now recharge light dose not even light up. Reset did nothing. Pda had been charging overnight. How do I solve this problem. Thanks

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CAUTION All user-installed settings, programs, and data are erased from memory with a factory reset.
To perform a factory reset and return your HP iPAQ to factory settings:
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Performing a hard reset on an HP iPAQ is relatively easy, but is a dramatic step in the management of your handheld organizer. A hard reset will completely clear the memory of your device and restore it to the state you received it in from the factory. A soft reset, on the other hand, simply closes running programs and restarts your pocket PC.

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