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Power on problems

Cannot power on except by soft restart. Power off is OK and if I turn it back on very quickly then the button works, but any more than about 1 minute and it has to be a soft restart again.

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  • novicehpuser Jan 20, 2008

    I have already tried a hard reset several times.

  • novicehpuser Jan 20, 2008

    Thank you for your reply. How do I access the power button? I have made sure that all other contacts are clean.

  • novicehpuser Jan 20, 2008

    I have downloaded a ROM update from the hp website. Is that what you mean?

  • novicehpuser Jan 21, 2008

    Sorry to be so stupid, I don't understand how to flash the unit. I down loaded the ROM update on to my laptop then to the HP. What further action should I have taken?

  • novicehpuser Jan 21, 2008

    Yes, I've done that.

  • novicehpuser Jan 21, 2008

    Thanks, I will try that now.



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Did you try a hard reset of the unit?

This is how to hard reset:
While holding down on the far left (calendar) and far right (iTask) press in on the reset button (reset hole) with your stylus for about 2-3 seconds. The Pocket PC should reset and power back on. If the device does not power back on, make sure that the battery lock switch is to the left (locked).

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  1. some times it may in loose contact or cool reboot problem, switch off, check and clean all contacts, refix it
  2. in my view after a long time its cooled that make this contact problem, when it warm up this effect is eleminated
  3. it may happened some old systems

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