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My iPAQ HP 2215 wont turn on

I don't know what I did wrong but my PDA won't turn on. The yellow charge light don't come on when I put it on the charger. I've changed the battery and same problem. Can this problem be fixed or do I have to say good bye to my PDA.

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  • susanhrice Oct 10, 2008

    The battery drained. I had to buy a new a/c cord (other one chewed up by dog). But when i tried to charge the battery the yellow light wouldn't even come on. I ordered a new battery but still having the same problem . It won't power on at all. Tried the reset, still nothing.



    Any suggestions? I would at least like to be able to retrieve my info - all my addresses/phone numbers, etc.



    Can it be fixed?

    Thanks,

    susan

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Without know exactly what already you tried to powered it on, I can only especulate on all the possible reasons, so let go one by one throuh them and their possible solutions:

1. The RX3000 Ipaq family has a known mechanical issue on the switch that senses when the back cover lid is properly closed.

When the switch is nor properly depressed, the PDA won't charge the battery if plugged on the cradle or to the USB sync cable, or won't turn on.

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