20 Most Recent HP iPAQ RX3115 Pocket PC Questions & Answers

send it back
these PDA devices are now legacy, what good is it.
buy a used smart phone,, 10x better, really 100.
end less apps. on cell.
it will need a new main battery and the tiny one too,.
all do this old.,
id send it back.

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Jan 29, 2018

how far away are you ? from the router? (11b hates noise)
IPAQ are obsolete
why not ask at HP, since its there old device.

ask here.


i cant see your router
its name, or its model number nor the wifi pages inside.

obviously wpa is not working in the IPAQ or is not compatible.
there are sub modes of WPA, and many old devices like this IPAQ do not support, back long ago that was COMMON.
here is its complance spec.

Compliant to 802.1b (EAP-TLS, PEAP)
one poster said
HP-IPAQ-rx3115 is only 802.11b 11mbit (ONLY) so does the book
that means do NOT TURN OFF 11b in the router !

hp seems to have deleted all support, only asking in there forum works now, zero files books.
13 years old this, is.
i had to google for you, for the book. why not yOU?


so your router has broadcast SSID name.
like ROVER
and a password,?
then set to WPA, (try all submodes in the router)???????

page 8-4 covers manual settings if wifi.
my router a top brand, DIR655
has , mixed mode set, then
WPA and WAP2 both on....
then wpa-personal mode
then TKIP and AES both (my guess is you have this wrong)
see how that allows older hardware work on a modern router?
make sure AUTO channels is on, for up to 14 possible.

i read your manual and it clearly fails to mention sub modes
that tells me 2 thing,s its an old relic, and 2, has no submode choices only fixed mode and NOT STATED what it is,
bad that.

most old laptops do this same bad act, most.
seen many, do that, infact some only do WPA and only 1 submode
or only old insecure WEP. only
lived that era, dont miss it at all. why use this old thing at all>?
as street value of what $5 pack of cigs , as we used to say?

11b is 1999 spec (OLD) 18 years old now.
run 1 band, e same 2.4GHz band

802.11b devices suffer interference from other products operating in the 2.4 GHz band. Devices operating in the 2.4 GHz range include: microwave ovens, Bluetooth devices, baby monitors and cordless telephones. Interference issues and user density problems within the 2.4 GHz band have become a major concern and frustration for users.

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Jul 03, 2017

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.



HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Mar 31, 2017

contact facebook support using the forgot my password option.

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Nov 13, 2014

Look at the very bottom of your iPAQ. Screen should be facing up. To the far left of the charger port there is a small black circle. Use a ball point pen, or other small diameter object, and insert the tip into the black hole to firmly but gently "tap" the button that is inset in the hole. This should activate a hard reset. Do not touch or otherwise mess with any buttons while the reset is in progress. Depending on what is loaded on your iPAQ this could take a few minutes.

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Nov 05, 2011

Here you go, just click on the Download Manual link located on this website:


Hope this helps.

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Nov 16, 2010

I am sorry to inform you that on a mobile once deleted stays deleted. And a hard reset means that you go back to the factory settings, as if the phone has been just bought. That is they say that one should make it a habit of backing up the data regularly. To make the computer recognize it as a removable drive, you go to settings and under USB you will find an option to show the phone as a removable drive. Else it is recognized as a modem. Change the visibility as Removable Drive or Mass Stotage.

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Sep 15, 2010

change ur battery and always charge ur cell by turnin it off at nights

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Apr 11, 2010

check the hp support website for updates

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Mar 11, 2010

i believe you've just asked for the iPAQ rx3115 user manual

here you will find it: download

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Aug 29, 2009

Either you dropped an Ipod or a PDA RX3115, but in both cases the device has water damage.

It requires to open it and check it to evaluate if it can be completely cleaned.

When the devices are wet and there is enough battery current, there is corrosion due to chemical reaction with copper, so sometimes the damage cannot be avoided, causing that the main board is completely damaged.

It requires some tools and experience to do it. If you are familiar with fixing electronics, you can try it. Otherwise, I do recommend you to get a technician in checking your device.

Best regards,

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Aug 25, 2009

The top digitizer part is defective and needs to be replaced.

Unfortunately, such operation needs to be performed by a experienced technician since requires open the PDA, soldering, and replace the top glass digitize part with the risk of break the LCD screen.

I do recommend you to get a quote for such service.

If you want to try it, there are in Ebay some digitizer parts that are cheap, but you will ned to procure yourself other tools that are needed for the job.

Best regards,

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Aug 25, 2009

You need to open your PDA and check for a false contact between the connectors of the LCD screen and the main board.

Other cause may be that the LCD screen flat ribbon cable is defective.

Either problem requires to open the PDA to check it.

If you have experience in opening electronic devices then you can try it. Otherwise, I do recommend you to have a experienced technician in checking your PDA.

Best regards,

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Aug 25, 2009

If I understand correctly your problem, the touch screen of your PDA is not working.

Well, this is a common IPAQ failure. When happens, the only options to repair it are:

1. Soft reset of the PDA. If still does not work, then go to next step.

2. Replace the top digitizer glass.

It requires a very skillful person to do it. If you have not experience with fixing electronic devices, then I do suggest you to send it to repair.

Besides that is necessary to open it, you will require a soldering iron, and desolder the digitizer part and remove it from the LCD screen, which if is not done properly with the right tools, it's easy to damage the LCD screen assembly.

Also, if it's not opened right, is possible to damage permanently the mainboard if is bent or warped.

Also, even though there are a lot of cheap digitizer replacement parts on-line (mainly from China), they have a compatibility issue that prevents to use them in the RX3715 (or RX3115) PDAs.

I have nothing against Chinese manufactured parts, but after buy around 10 digitizers in the last couple of years for different Ipaq PDAs, I found out that only 3 worked fine, so I know what I am talking about.

Best regards,

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Jul 24, 2009

It's not possible unless to modify your PDA.

It's necessary to open it, and find a place to place a microphone connector and modigy the mainboard to accept it.

Also, it is necessary to modify the external microphone to match the impendance.

Bottom line, it's possible but requires a person for it with some electronics technical skills.

Best regards,

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Jul 24, 2009

It cannot switched the batteries. The backup one is a small internal battery just to keep the CMOS with data. That's it.

If you main battery is not charging or when unplugged won't power on, the is likely the main battery is defective, or the charging circuitry of it is failing.

Best regards,

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Jul 24, 2009

Red LED light means a major problem at the charging of the battery.

You have several options to repair it:

1. Leave several hours the PDA with not battery and unplugged from the AC power adapter, then put the battery and leave charging it.

It's more likely that the red light will appears again, but leave plugged it. Sometimes will start charging and blinking with orange color after 30 minutes or so. After that, it will work normally.

2. Use other good working battery to test it.

3. If the above two steps fail, then there is a good chance that the mainboard has a problem, and needs to be fixed or replaced.

Best regards,

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Jul 24, 2009

Disassembly and assembly it again, putting close attention to how the mainboard is assembled, and all the wires and connectors are placed.

If the switch that senses when the rear cover lid is not working fine, won't power on.

If during the assembly of the PDA you had by accident something that prevents the swithc to work, you will have the problem.

You have to check also the contacts for the battery on the ain board. Check that are not damaged, bent or desoldered.

Other possible reason is that during the repair of the LCD screen, the mainboard was forced, bent or warped, then you will have a more serious problem, since tiny smt capacitors are cracked very easy, which causes an electrical short, preventing the PDA to power on.

Diagnosctics and repair of it needs a qualified technician for it.

Best regards,

HP iPAQ RX3115... | Answered on Jul 24, 2009

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