My ipaq rz1715 would not start last night, so I tried to reset. THe reset screen came on for a few seconds, then went blank. Then the reset screen came back on, then went blank, this continued until the battery died. I tried several times to turn it off or reset again--- no effect. Once the battery ran down, I plugged it in, it would not start, when I reset it, it started doing the same thing-- begin reset, then turn off, over and over until unplugged. What now?
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I ran into the same issue with a H4150. Pull the main battery and let it sit without the battery for a while; a few seconds is not long enough. I let it sit for about two minutes and that was long enough on each of the four times I needed to recover from a failed ROM upgrade last night. This reset the H4150 and it then initialized like it was just out of the box; all data and settings were reset to original. Some troubleshooting procedures indicate you should not use a USB hub for this process. That did not work for me-the ROM upgrade still breaks the connection just after getting started. But at least pulling the battery got the iPAQ back to a useable condition. My next test will be to try it from an old PC with Windows 98 and USB 1.1 or 1.0. Maybe the brief disconnection is normal and a fast PC with a modern OS may not be as forgiving to brief upsets. Just as the ROM update really begins (after all the handshaking), the iPAQ briefly drops the connection and that's when the update fails, it just takes a little longer for the software to say 'hey-I've lost communication with the iPAQ...'
u have given a wrong Model number this is not a model number infact a part number pls try to find the correct model number from HP site thru photo identification if u dont find ur model other wise i am providing u detail below to try the hard reset on various series of HP IPAQS kindly be sure that ur ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED pls rate me FIXYA if i fixed ur problem
How to Perform a Hard Reset on an HP iPAQ
Performing a hard reset on an HP iPAQ is relatively easy, but is a dramatic step in the management of your handheld organizer. A hard reset will completely clear the memory of your device and restore it to the state you received it in from the factory. A soft reset, on the other hand, simply closes running programs and restarts your pocket PC.
Instructions Difficulty: Moderately Easy Step1 Read the owner’s manual. If you don’t have to do a hard reset, you shouldn’t, and you definitely don’t want to do one by accident. So familiarize yourself with the hard reset protocol offered in the manual. Step2 Make sure you want to clear all personal settings, saved data and personal files from your PDA. If there are files you wish to retain, save them to a removable disk, or send them to your computer’s hard drive to be retrieved at a later date before performing a hard reset. Step3 For the HP iPAQ h1900 series, hold down the power button while you use your stylus to hold down the reset button (on the left side of the iPAQ). Hold these buttons for a few seconds until the screen fades to black. Step4 For the HP iPAQ h2000 Series, press down on the far left and right buttons (calendar and iTask, respectively). While you do this, press and hold the reset button on the back of the iPAQ until the screen fades. Step5 For the HP iPAQ h5000 Series and H3800 Series, the procedure is the same as the h2000 Series with the only difference being on some models the Today button is used instead of the iTask button. Step6 For the hw6500 Mobile Messenger Series and hx2000 Series the procedure for the hard reset is precisely the same as for the devices in step 4. Step7 For the rx3115 and rx3715 models, hold down the Mobile Media button (on the far left) and the iTask button. Then press down the reset button with the styles for a few seconds until the screen goes dark. Step8 For the rz1710 and rz1715, follow the same procedure as the devices in step 7, with the difference of pressing the Today button (on the far right) instead of the iTask button. Step9 To turn on your HP iPAQ after your hard reset, either press the reset button again, or plug it into an AC power source.
Tips & Warnings
* If you’re iPAQ is simply slowing down or having problems, try a soft reset (reboot) before resorting to a hard reset. * Read your iPAQ’s instruction manual to familiarize yourself with how to do a hard reset, and the effects of performing one. * Do not perform a hard reset unless you are okay with or intend to erase all non-factory installed data and settings from your HP iPAQ.
press the 1st and 4th button on the shortcut menu on the front and press the reset button. This will go through a complete hard reset and deactivate the battery. IT will take your PDA back to factory default mode. It saves you a lot of trouble. GOOD luck. If my explaining it to you didnt help then google "complete reset pda ipaq 1710". :)
Try this: 4. Make clean reset (hold callendar + itask,
then press and hold reset), after about two seconds you will hear
knack. Now unhold these buttons. The screen will be black.
5. After that make hard reset (hold callendar
+ messaging + power and then press and hold reset) after about two
seconds unhold reset button first and after about one seconds remaining
buttons. You will see on screen PS FORMAT.
6. Now is you iPAQ ready.
On the front pannel you have the 4 buttons and the central navigation key. Press simultaneous the first and the last of this buttons (1 and 4) and then with your stylus (while keeping these buttons pushed) press the soft reset button (bottom of the device, a small hole). Keep these pressed alltogether for 4-5 sec then release them and do a soft reset. Your PDA should now be in factory settings. If not, try again. It will work.
I had the same problem. Contacted HP customer service chat, and got the following answer that
solved the problem:
1. Remove the battery for 30 minutes. 2. Insert it again in the iPAQ. 3. Perform a clean reset on the iPAQ and at the same time charge the iPAQ.
To perform a clean reset please follow these steps:
Press and hold the Calendar button, the Power button, and the Messaging button.
While holding these buttons, use the stylus to lightly press the Reset button on the bottom of the HP iPAQ.
The problem can also be solved by getting a new battery, and performing the clean reset while charging (using the portable charger, not the cradle).