20 Most Recent Compaq iPAQ H3970 Pocket PC Questions & Answers

this thing is obsolete, nobody uses them now,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.?


ask them and get big laugh on relic HP devices.
even the name Compaq died in 2013, (RIP)

Compaq iPAQ... | Answered on Oct 10, 2017

It's a funny one! The only thing I can think of is to format your card

Compaq iPAQ... | Answered on Jan 04, 2014

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


Hope it helped..

Compaq iPAQ... | Answered on Sep 13, 2011

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.


Compaq iPAQ... | Answered on Feb 07, 2011

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.


Compaq iPAQ... | Answered on Feb 07, 2011

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

Compaq iPAQ... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011

which wifi card is compatible with compaq h3970 ipaq?

Compaq iPAQ... | Answered on Dec 01, 2010


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!!

Compaq iPAQ... | Answered on Nov 17, 2010

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.

Compaq iPAQ... | Answered on Feb 22, 2010

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 !

Compaq iPAQ... | Answered on May 25, 2009

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.

Compaq iPAQ... | Answered on Feb 28, 2009

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.

Compaq iPAQ... | Answered on Sep 14, 2005

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.

Compaq iPAQ... | Answered on Sep 14, 2005

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.

Compaq iPAQ... | Answered on Sep 12, 2005

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,

Compaq iPAQ... | Answered on Sep 08, 2005

use wired Ethernet, so it works. easy.
wifi is far more complex.
best is to own the router, you have.
then login to it and set it up for wpa./wpa2
wep off.
and a nice password for wifi so others cant hack it. in the hood.
then use those credentials all all your toys. xbox, PCs and cell.
that is the best way
the access point is covered in you manual for the router
there is AP button there, you push.
the PC in question my guess is the drivers are no good.
missing wrong, or corrupted.
no PC full model stated.
no OS stated
no router stated.
so answers will be weak to wrong,.

Compaq Computers... | Answered on Jan 20, 2020

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