Question about HP iPAQ rx1950 Pocket PC

2 Answers

Have had a HP ipaq rx1950 for about 2 years and last month it has stopped charging the battery. I bought 3 batteries and each one does not charge. I put these batteries in another person's ipaq and they charge. When the charger is plugged into my ipaq the light blinks 10 times and then stays on solid for about 10 seconds and this repeats and does not stop unless I unplug the charger. After about 24 hours of charging I disconnect the charger and the ipaq shows that the battery has charged to 100% but after about a half hour the % drops to the original low state. I noticed on my friend's ipaq that the light blinks constantly until it has charged, then stays on solid. Is there any fix for this problem or is there such a thing as an off line charger for these batteries? If I use a battery that is correctly charged it lasts for a good amount of time and the ipaq works fine.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • HP Master
  • 848 Answers

Buy a used smart phone for way less than fixing this old one.
11 years old it can be.
its now obsolete (hp.com)
a uses smart phone can be as low as $20 (small)

or this. (endless choices, own or not)
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-LG-Sunset-4G-LTE-Android-Prepaid-Smartphone/44751500

Posted on Mar 31, 2017

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • HP Master
  • 20,706 Answers

Its just 3 things.
1; battery
2: charge regulator on the device.
3: power pack
one is bad.
so its not battery, now its #2 or #3

seen the regulator is toasted
very common
why not buy as used spark same device, and mix part to get good
or ditch it and upgrade,

Posted on Mar 12, 2017

4 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

rolltape
  • 58 Answers

SOURCE: Lying ipaq H5550!

It's a problem with either the memory board or the button board. With my h5550, the bottom buttons started to stop working and eventualy the PPC stoped charging all together. You can find parts for it online. If all the buttons are working fine, then it's most likely the motherboard. Otherwise it should be the button board.

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

Bogdan
  • 198 Answers

SOURCE: Ipaq 4155 wont turn on, dont charge, dont anything, is totally death

Hello,

I had some similar experiences with these ipaq's when I was working in a specialised service center. I'll try to give some help or tips through the internet, altrough if i could have seen or diagnosticate these pda's myself it would have been more easier. First of all these problems have 2 main causes. Most of the pda's comply with one of them, it is very rare that a pda will develop this problem by having both causes.
The first cause is the hardware one. A component called the main voltage convertor is broken. It's a small chip that uses the voltage given by the main battery to convert it's value to various tensions required by some of the components on the pda's main board. If some sub-parts of this chip fails to work, the result will appear as the problem you face, In this case there isn't much to do. Most service centers will replace the whole mainboard because that particular chip is very hard to find as a replacement and difficult to desolder from the board.
The second cause could be a major firmware / ROM memory corruption. These things can happen out from nowhere. In my time working for service centers I've tried to isolate a pattern for this problem but without much succes. However it seems that most of these problem tend to appear durring charging cicles due to power spikes or drops on the main AC voltage supplied to the charger. This is only a supposition, I'm not sure yet on this cause. What to do here? Well this problems are fixable but first of all you must be sure that this is a software problem, not a hardware one. So let's diagnosticate some things.
Try to charge the pda. Ignore any lights or beeps or whatever your pda is showing on the screen. As long as the charger is connected the charging process is based on the most primary charging circuits on the pda's motherboard. If the pda is not charging or cannot hold any charge (when you unplug it the screen fades away or it simply doesn't do anything else) maybe that circuit is broken (this is a a sign of serious hardware problems ) or maybe the battery is to old/weak. Batteries don't die out of nowhere, if you remember your pda to work and have some 2-3 hours of standby time it's imposible that now, suddently the battery has drained out so much that even if charged it can't hold out at least 30 min.
So we will assume that you charged the pda for at least 2-3 hours and you see some sign that the battery is working. The next step is crucial. TRY TO PUT THE PDA IN BOOTLOADER MODE. You will achieve this by pressing (and keep them pressed!) the following buttons : power, the far left and right buttons near the control pad (joystick or whatever some people call it) and reset button. You may need another person to help you press these buttons. the order should be the following (first power, then the 2 keys, then reset button for as long as it takes to enter bootloader mode). YOU SHOULD SEE A WHITE SCREEN WITH THE HP LOGO.

If your pda fails to do that, there is nothing more you can do to restore it in a DIY fashion. Probably the bootloader is corrupted or you have a hardware fault. Only a specialised HP service center can help you now. In most cases this will end up with a motherboard replacement.
If your pda does that, then there is a chance to fix it. We will need to probe the bootloader for direct data acces. This is needed for having the ROM memory (and operating system) rewritten. A small program called Mtty will be required to access the bootloader via an usb link.

Please make this tests first and then reply with your results. If anyone of you is in situation #2 there may be a chance.

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

IT_Wiz
  • 30 Answers

SOURCE: HP IPAQ RX1950 - Installer

If for Ipaq installer you ment by Activesync this is the link:
http://www.download.com/ActiveSync/3000-2178_4-10031823.html?tag=lst-1

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Internal battery charger


Yes you can buy them on e-bay here is the link for one
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Charger-For-HP-iPAQ-hx2100-hx2400-hx2490-hx2750-364401-001-367205-001-/360527673086?pt=AU_MobilePhoneAccessories&hash=item53f11fb6fe just charge up the battery externally and away you go I bought a second battery so I can have one on charge charging while I am using the one in the IPAQ so no down time

Dec 08, 2013 | HP iPAQ HX2490 Pocket PC

1 Answer

I bought a replacement hp battery for my HP Pavillion zv5000 a year ago. It was working fine for about 6-8 months. Then, it seemed to stopped storing energy even when the charging light stopped and...


Ifthe laptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be wornout. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cyclesand will lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% andgradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up atall. ORThe battery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected thebattery drops off to zero capacity in a very short time. Ifthe battery drops to an unacceptable charge level then the battery needs to bereplaced.

Feb 08, 2011 | HP Pavilion ZV5000, ZV6000, ZX5000 Series...

2 Answers

I have a fairly new HP iPAQ RX3115. I bought the charger today which also came with a USB cable to plug my iPAQ into my computer. When I connected my iPAQ with the USB charger, and plugged it in the...


2005 new, 12 years old, is new? really, and is no longer supported by HP, after 10 years.

my guess is the battery is toast,
never seen any battery last 12 years, ever.
not by a mile.
this thing has no value now.
if its LOVED, (why) then buy 2 and learn to fix them.
be like only on earth wanting to...
why not get a tablet.? modern.

here is all there is. RTM and get a new battery first.

http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-iPAQ-rx3000-Mobile-Media-Companion-series/437953/model/437919/manuals


r

Mar 02, 2017 | HP iPAQ RX3115 Pocket PC

1 Answer

I have an HP rz1710 pocket pc. Can't seem to get battery fully charged. It gotten worse over time. After charging overnight or all day, it still shows low battery, then displays the hp IPAQ screen with...


If the unit will work while in the charger, it is most likely the battery has reached the end of its useful life. If this is the original battery, you are quite fortunate it has lasted this long and have taken good care of it because these batteries seldom last more than a two or three years before needing replacement.

Jan 02, 2011 | HP iPAQ RZ1710 Pocket PC

2 Answers

HP Ipaq does not turn on


Ufortunately, the battery is likely the culprit.
You can try removing the battery overnight, then leave on charger for at least 12 hours.

These batteries generally require replacement every 1-3 years. They deteriorate quite rapidly if left unused/uncharged for extended periods of time (like a year!)

Jun 25, 2009 | HP iPAQ HX2490 Pocket PC

1 Answer

HP PDA h1940


I just found the most protracted set of instructions to reset it for reference.

1. charge on ac only = 8 hrs
2. remove battey, soft reset, reinsert battery
3. charge on ac only = 30 minutes, remove battery, remove power, hard reset then soft reset.
4. charge on ac only = 4 hrs
5. Power off. Soft reset.

Oct 13, 2008 | HP iPAQ H1940 Pocket PC

3 Answers

HP Ipaq H4355 PDA charging problem


Use common sense and frequently charge the battery even when the device is not used.
Draining a battery fully often kills it permanently.

Mar 11, 2017 | HP iPAQ H4355 Pocket PC

1 Answer

Lying ipaq H5550!


It's a problem with either the memory board or the button board. With my h5550, the bottom buttons started to stop working and eventualy the PPC stoped charging all together. You can find parts for it online. If all the buttons are working fine, then it's most likely the motherboard. Otherwise it should be the button board.

Dec 29, 2007 | HP iPAQ H5550 Pocket PC

1 Answer

Ipaq h5555


I battery dead ? In some case, ipaq battery dead will not start. ================

Aug 05, 2007 | HP iPAQ H5555 Pocket PC

1 Answer

My H5450 won't charge!


When you charge up your iPaq, do you use the cradle, or do you use the AC-adapter with the little iPaq power converter that came with the iPaq? Try both, and see if it charges up your pda. Try and borrow an iPaq car-charger and see if it charges up that way (the ones that do not need the iPaq power converter). If you are lucky enough to power up the iPaq even for 2 minutes, enable USB fast charging in the SETTING -> BATTERY. Your USB-data-cable or cradle will then be able to charge it up that way...

Sep 08, 2005 | HP iPAQ H5450 Pocket PC

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP iPAQ rx1950 Pocket PC Logo

Related Topics:

61 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18389 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Are you a HP Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...