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HP iPAq HX4700 wont sync

My iPaq no longer will sync with either my home or work pc. I have done both a soft and a hard reset, neither of which have worked. It appears that activesync on my pda is not working. My cradle is ok as I've checked this out with a colleagues pda. Which will sync with my work pc as a guest. Is it Active sync on my pda that is the problem. Can you help?

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Re: HP iPAq HX4700 wont sync

This is a VERY common problem with these, and HP is aware of it.

You can try these steps as per HP:

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