If you are saying it heats up the it sounds to me like the battery is not holding a charge anymore.
Try to remove the batter and place the pocket pc in its cradle and turn it on if it works then you can be sure it's the battery.
You can probably pick up a batery on Ebay real cheap. Or swing by your local BatteryPlus store and they can test the old battery and probably buy a new one in the store.
I hope this helps
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To do the hard reset, while on battery (NOT A/C) power, hold down the two outside front-panel buttons (Calendar and iTask), While holding them, press the reset button with the stylus. Keep these buttons all pressed until the image on the screen begins to fade (about 4 seconds), then you can release the reset and application buttons. To restart your iPAQ, you must then plug the unit into A/C power, or do a Soft Reset by again, pressing the reset button with the stylus.
Try this - don't give up Leave it charging, even if it takes three days. I sold one a few years ago on ebay and the buyer was insistent it wouldn't charge. Eventually it did start charging and there were no more problems.
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.
First try to charge it . If it does not power on try a hard reset. If this does not work and if you are dedicated to your pda, invest a new battery
Shop at (ebay, Amazon, Shopzilla,etc) batteries are easily installed
HP iPAQ H3835 Pocket PC Troubleshooting, Support, Repair & Service