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Its a HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger and i want to reset it to its factory settings as if it was brand new

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  • haccstk Apr 20, 2008

    now after the hard reset it doesn't go past the front screen from hp

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Hello haccstk

HERE are HP's instructions for performing both a "soft" and a "hard" reset of your HP iPAQ 510.

If you need any assistance at all w/ this process, just let us know. We'll be happy to help you.

If you have ANY other questions, etc on this topic, just post back here w/ them. As I said, we'll be happy to continue to help.

If I answered your question and you have no other questions or need of our assistance on this topic...
...would you kindly take just a moment to close the problem by assigning a FIXYA rating for my "solution"? I would be very grateful for your generosity and show of appreciation.

Thank you once again for using FixYa! Have a beautiful day.
BJ @:)

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 20, 2008

    Did you need to reset the device because of symptoms you were experiencing w/ it? If so, this may be related to the cause of the original problem.



    If you'd like to change the rating for my solution from "Helpful" to "Fixya" (as I did provide the instructions for resetting your device as you'd requested), I would be more than happy to continue to assist you w/ your HP iPAQ 510.



    Thank you,

    BJ @:)

  • B Joan Rapier
    B Joan Rapier Apr 20, 2008

    Thank you kindly, haccstk, for the FixYa rating. :)



    Would you like me to continue to assist you w/ your HP iPAQ 510?



    If so, would you, please, describe the symptoms (if any) that lead you to needing to reset your device?



    Thank you again

    BJ @:)

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