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Matthew Lewis Posted on May 12, 2007
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Ipaq h4150 failed rom upgrade (white Screen)

I have the Ipaq h4150 with all of the original software. The other day while viewing Hp website I noticed a bios upgrade for it. I upgraded and part way through it gave an error. I was then unable to turn my Ipaq off via the button and could only reset by using the reset / power. Nothing else worked I even tried to reinstall the old bios and new bios. It stays at a white screen with th hp invent logo in the middle and the numbers on the top. I contacted hp and they told me I could send it in but it will cost $49 plus repair charges which is crzy since it is their bios that messed it up. Thanks so much for your help in advance!

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Pull the battery out, wiat for a minute and reinstall the battery and turn it on.

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Hello, Recovering a pda after a failed upgrade process is a bit complicated process. I suggest you contact me over the live assistance program because I need a lot of feedback from you and most operations need to be made step by step. In order to contact me please follow this link: http://www.fixya.com/CContacts.aspx?ctgid=37

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It should be possible to update the ROM to the english version.

You can download the update utility here:
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