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PDA doesn't want to start

Hi there,i received a HP IPAQ5550 from my brother,it was running fine until i started to update it,i updated the ROM and the problem came up....nothing is working(buttoms,touchscreen) just the reset button is working,i've tried the soft and hard reset but it doesn't work at all.....this is the error that is displaying on the screen....ERROR OPENING THE SHORTCUT OR LOCATING THE TARGET FILENAME...this error comes up after a reset...this is my e-mail felnandoferreira10@hotmail.com........thank you

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  • doyochess Jun 24, 2008

    I have done all the steps that you are mentioning in your list,it's not working yet..........

  • doyochess Jun 27, 2008

    my PC can not detect the hp ipaq....it seems that the driver has gone too

  • David Leahy May 11, 2010

    Are you certain that 1) you flashed it with the correct update 2) did the update complete.



    Have you tried leaving the battery out of it for a few days and then try a hard reset

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I think perhaps the ROM chip didn't take the flash correctly, I think this unit is possibly beyond repair. It looks like it is still trying to finish the upgrade. have you tried the reset while the unit is conneced to the PC which has the update?

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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