20 Most Recent Compaq iPAQ H3970 Pocket PC Questions & Answers


Remote Display Control

this thing is obsolete, nobody uses them now, why not ask HP this, and not fixya, HP made it why ask here. here is HP.. help pages the product pages are deleted now, gone. with the wind. w2000 is also a dead OS, 100% totally dead and not supported. why not upgrade to w7? that is supported today.? https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?q=Compaq+iPAQ+H3970&collapse_discussion=true ask them and get big laugh on relic HP devices. even the name Compaq died in 2013, (RIP)
10/10/2017 11:42:39 AM • Compaq iPAQ... • Answered on Oct 10, 2017

The ROM update file is invalid. it will be deleted

It's a funny one! The only thing I can think of is to format your card
1/4/2014 7:45:02 PM • Compaq iPAQ... • Answered on Jan 04, 2014

Lost manual for COMPAQ iPAQ 3970 Pocket PC

You can download the manual from the below link..just click "download the document"


Hope it helped..
9/13/2011 6:43:15 PM • Compaq iPAQ... • Answered on Sep 13, 2011

My ipaq h3970 won't recognise

Assuming the card is not faulty and it is connected coorectly:

Go to Windows>Tools>Format SD Card and it will format to suit the phone.

Note: Formatting will erase all info existing on the card.

2/7/2011 11:31:06 PM • Compaq iPAQ... • Answered on Feb 07, 2011

My compaq ipaq h3970 won't recofnise a SDHC 4gb

The card may require formatting to suit your device.
Windows>Tools>Format Card.
Note: Formatting will erase all info.

New cards can be faulty and also double check it is inserted correctly and fully clicked into position.

2/7/2011 11:00:26 PM • Compaq iPAQ... • Answered on Feb 07, 2011

I can't connect my compaq ipaq H3970 to my pc

you need to install the pc suit of the device on the system.use the cd that comes with it to do that.But if dont have the cd goto http://google.com enter the model of your device and add pc suit at the end then click search download and install
2/6/2011 2:03:43 PM • Compaq iPAQ... • Answered on Feb 06, 2011

Does the pocket pc h3970 compaq ipaq have wi-fi?

which wifi card is compatible with compaq h3970 ipaq?
12/1/2010 3:29:47 PM • Compaq iPAQ... • Answered on Dec 01, 2010

My 8year old compaq iPaq


I am sorry to hear regarding the problem. This is a common problem on this handset. There are a proper troubleshooting steps that we offer to the customers which are :-

1.Have you tried charging it through USB through your desktop or notebook? There are certain occasions when i have seen cradle or A/C adapter being at fault.If you have not tried, it would be worth to give a shot.

2. If it's a new battery, we recommend charging it for 8 hours ( only for the first time), remove the battery, soft reset and then reinsert the battery.

3. Charge the device for approximately 30 minutes on A/C adapter ( not on the cradle ).

4. Try full hardware reset.

5. Charge the battery for 4 hours ( A/C only ) and then soft reset it after 4 hours.

If these would not help, this would confirm an internal failure. It is highly suggestive of ' blown IC ' on the power board, however sometimes it could be due to firmware failure.


Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!
11/17/2010 10:26:45 AM • Compaq iPAQ... • Answered on Nov 17, 2010

Were can i find a sd wifi card for ipaq h3970

I don't know where you are in the world, but searching eBay for "SDIO" usually turns up a good selection of SD wifi cards.
2/22/2010 10:30:44 PM • Compaq iPAQ... • Answered on Feb 22, 2010

I lost my cd

Yes, you can. You do not need any cd, only must configure a bluetooth network connection between the PC and Pocket PC and then can browse internet, skype and etc. If You don't know how make network connection between pc's, please ask, I can help with it.
Good Luck !
5/25/2009 6:52:37 PM • Compaq iPAQ... • Answered on May 25, 2009

SD card not recognized on ipaq 3955

your machine's scan disk drive could be getting old and not work i think your best bet is to buy a new one or replace it.
2/28/2009 6:19:17 PM • Compaq iPAQ... • Answered on Feb 28, 2009

Numerical photos

So you can just copy a jpeg file over to the IPAQ and then click on that file and it will display it. It's best to resize your photo down to below 100KB before you copy it to the IPAQ.
9/14/2005 11:54:20 AM • Compaq iPAQ... • Answered on Sep 14, 2005

Ipaq won't recognise sd cards help!!

did you install the following: "iPAQ H3970/H3975 SD Card Driver Updates version 1.1 (27 Oct 03)" SP25681 - Resolves performance issues with SD memory card. - Resolves undetected SD memory card. - Resolves lockups due to SD memory card.
9/14/2005 11:16:35 AM • Compaq iPAQ... • Answered on Sep 14, 2005

3970 Stuck

Try this, take the ipaq off the cradle, turn the ipaq off (if you can), restart the desktop, put the ipaq back in thc cradle, turn the ipaq on, and restart ROM update again.
9/12/2005 1:18:06 PM • Compaq iPAQ... • Answered on Sep 12, 2005

H3970 wont load

Hi, Have you performed a full reset rather than the normal reset? It might help but you will loss any settings you have so be warned. Procedure as follows: 1. Press and hold the two outer buttons on the bottom of your iPAQ. 2. While holding down those buttons, use the stylus to press the reset switch for at least five seconds. The screen will go blank. 3. Connect the iPAQ Pocket PC to the AC adapter. 4. Run through the Setup Wizard to reestablish system and calibration settings. I hope this helps,
9/8/2005 12:10:15 PM • Compaq iPAQ... • Answered on Sep 08, 2005

1998 Compaq Prosignia 144 Laptop parts

It is an obsolete dinosaur from April 1999. Put it back in the dumpster where you found it. It was in there for a reason :>D https://www.google.com/search?q=compaq+prosignia+144+parts+diagram ..
6/21/2022 7:38:08 PM • Compaq Computers... • Answered on Jun 21, 2022

How to download whatsapp on laptop

As WhatsApp was originally designed for phones the process adn solution are not as straight forward as you might think, See the sites listed below: Download WhatsApp For Laptop PC Windows 8 1 8 7 Install Whatsapp http://fasttechbuzz.com/download-whatsapp-windows-8-1-7-pc-laptop-free/ download-whatsapp-for-windows-laptop-160x120.jpg If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/steven_7f54ab9063554f66
5/27/2022 7:40:43 AM • Compaq Computers... • Answered on May 27, 2022
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