My Pocket PC was without a battery for months and after charging the battery and reloading software, I can no longer find the place for setting the com ports so I can use my TomTom GPS software. The SETTINGS option does not have any place to access the com port settings or baud rate. Where in tarnation is it? Manuals and the HP website do NOT say where it is. Knowing what to set it at is useless if you cannot find out where to set it.
You need to reformat and reinstall TOMTOM - You ONLY get the option after initial installation of the software - I don't know if it is possible to delete an individual file to achieve what you are asking - might be worth a note to TOMTOM technical help.
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The only solution I have found is using Remote Desktop Connection and running the Uniden application. On my Iphone I found that using Pocket Cloud Remote Desktop (RDP Itunes download application) works best. You must also download a free application named "Pocket Cloud Companion" on the PC your Uniden software is running. Pocket Cloud Companion must be running for connection to made through 3G, Edge or Wifi networks. Also, you have to configure your remote connections by using your PC's IP address rather then the name of your pc, particularly if making connection on 3G network.
I have a garmin NUVI i wish i can email you a picture but i cannot. This proves nothing tho but to tell you i had the same issue and the issue was the software got corupt on the device due to a bad battery, Not this is not always the case so i do welcome you to investigate but at least give me some face time with my arguement here. these unit are battery powered and there little small pocket pc so to speak there software is stored into Flash memeor inside witch can become corupt and take forever to load the gps mosule you are having issues with.
things to give a shot here.
1. corupted software try a complete reload.
2. how long you had that battery? Couple years? well betterys have a certain life cycle recharges.
3. if after a reload and battery the unit still does not work you can entertain repair.
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To 'Reflash' a mobile device, you will need to do the following: 1. Go to the symbol website ( www.symbol.com ) 2. Go to 'Support and Resources' and select 'Software Downloads' 3. Select 'Mobile Computers' as the 'Product Line' 4. Select 'PPT8800CE' or 'PPT8800WM' (dependent on your OS) 5. Try to locate a 'Device Configuration Package' which is used to 'Reflash' the mobile device and bring the 'OS', 'Applications' etc.. bang upto date (In other words a total reload of the unit just like 'format c:')
Plug the charger adapter into the charging port on the bottom of the HP iPAQ Pocket PC. Figure : Charging the battery
When the power indicator on the top of the HP iPAQ Pocket PC turns solid amber, the unit is fully charged and can be disconnected from the AC adapter (approximate time to fully charge a unit is four hours).
The amber charge light blinks while the battery is recharging and turns solid (nonblinking) when the battery is fully charged.In the event of a low backup battery warning, charge the unit immediately before removing the main battery to avoid data loss. To view the amount of charge left in the backup battery, tap Start, Settings, the System tab, and Power. Charging with the universal desktop cradle and AC adapter
Use the universal desktop cradle to charge the HP iPAQ Pocket PC, or synchronize the HP iPAQ Pocket PC with a computer.
Follow these steps to charge the HP iPAQ Pocket PC using the universal desktop cradle:
Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet and connect the other end of the AC adapter to the AC connector on the universal desktop cradle.
Connect the serial or USB cradle cable into the appropriate port on the desktop PC.Figure : Connecting with the cradle
Slide the bottom of the HP iPAQ Pocket PC into the cradle and push firmly to seat it.
To avoid damaging the HP iPAQ Pocket PC or the cradle, make sure the pins are aligned before pushing the HP Pocket PC into the cradle.Figure : Charging with the universal desktop cradle
AC adapter into electrical outlet
AC adapter into universal desktop cradle
HP iPAQ Pocket PC into cradle
The amber charge light blinks while the battery is recharging and turns solid (nonblinking) when the battery is fully charged.There are stabilizers located in the universal desktop cradle that assist in aligning the unit when there is no expansion pack attached. When placing the HP iPAQ Pocket PC with an expansion pack attached into the universal desktop cradle, the stabilizers will be pushed down by the expansion pack. To release the stabilizers for use without an expansion pack, press the button on the back of the cradle. Charging with the optional USB Autosync cable
Charge the HP iPAQ Pocket PC using the optional USB Autosync cable by connecting the Autosync cable to the HP Pocket PC and the personal computer. The HP Pocket PC will be charged using power from the personal computer.
For more information on charging the HP Pocket PC using the optional USB autosync cable, from the Today screen, tap Start, Settings, the Systemtab, Power, the USB Charging tab, Settings, and Help. Charging a low battery
The HP iPAQ Pocket PC will not turn on if the battery has a low charge (less than 3.2 Volts). Fully charge the battery prior to using the HP Pocket PC.
If the charge on the battery goes below the 3.2 Volts as a result of not being connected to the universal desktop cradle or the AC adapter, no damage will occur to the battery. However, the HP iPAQ Pocket PC charge indicator light will not flash until the battery reaches the minimum charge of 3.2 Volts and a normal reset is performed.
Follow these steps to charge and reset the HP iPAQ Pocket PC:
Connect the HP iPAQ Pocket PC to an A/C power supply.
Charge the battery to the minimum level of 3.2 Volts (this will take 5 to 30 minutes depending on the current charge level).
Perform a normal reset by using the stylus to lightly press the Reset button on the bottom of the HP iPAQ Pocket PC.
Turn on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC.
Keep the HP iPAQ Pocket PC connected to the universal desktop cradle or AC adapter when it is not in use.
You need to purchase a new removable battery for your RX
The removable batts usually only last about a year (like cell phone batteries).
Although it is showing 100% charge, the battery is not storing enough power to run the ipaq
The rx series uses 2 batteries, one is the removable one u can see/access when u remove the back cover. The other batt is a small round batt which stores the basic info for your system (so you don't lose your data when u swap out the removable battery).
This small (backup) batt is similar to the cmos battery on a laptop or pc.
You cannot easily replace this, as the unit needs to be disassembled to access this batt.
If you are tech-y (and brave), the replacement button batteries are sold on ebay for $9-12
Normally, if your removable batt is bad, you could still use your unit plugged in, and could
remove from AC power without losing data. Not the case if your replaceable batt is exhausted.
When both batteries are bad, you lose everything when u remove unit from AC power.
My workaround without having to disassemble unit:
Purchase and fully charge new removable batt (They have huge capacity ones available for like $15 - better than the original !).
Load up all your programs & settings the way you like.
Perform full backup to SD card (& also on PC via active sync - to be safe)
Now the only time you should lose your data (like hard reset) is if you allow the battery
to completely drain, in which case you can restore your backup.
If you purchase 2 removable batts, you can easily swapout without losing data if you
use the usb charge cable & leave ipaq plugged in while you change battery
Using pdanet from June software you can use phone as modem..with laptop. June software is $29 one time (make sure you get the windows mobile software if you have a mogul) or sprint will charge you $15 a month. Also with june software make sure you have unlimited data plan. Ive been using june software for about 4+ yrs.....no problems.
My battery loses its charge very quickly
Like all Lithium Ion batteries, the battery in your device will eventually wear out. If you charge your device fully but it loses power after a few hours (or sooner), it may be time to replace the internal battery.
Sounds like you already did this. Do you have someone you know who has the same battery you could try? Or try your battery in their device?
Also this site looks good - http://www.ipaqrepair.co.uk/ipaq_battery.php
You can connect it via USB and let it charge that way a little while, then try charging it normally. It's called trickle charging-
devices have the ability to "trickle charge" from a USB port on a PC or
Mac. This means that it receives a very small amount of charging from
the USB port, even if it is not connected to its AC charger. If your
device is capable of this function, the charging time will be
significantly longer for a trickle charge (depending on the power
rating of the PC USB port). However, the device may not charge at all
on an unpowered USB hub (or for example off off a keyboard).
Please note that when you want to use pocket (IE) browser of your PPC (pocket PC) phone; you need to ensure GPRS setting has been made in your phone.
For GPRS setting (Example: Airtel India network) please do the following steps.
Start --> settings --> Connections(tab) --> Connections(icon) --> under My ISP tap on "Add a new modem connection" --> enter connection name: airtel --> select a modem: Cellular Line (GPRS) --> access point name: airtelgprs.com --> leave blank on username, password & domain --> Finish.
If you are using different network (sim card) then you need to get "access point name" information from them.