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Replaced ipaq 4150 internal backup battery but

I replaced ipaq 4150 internal backup battery but when I removed main battery, it did not retain the data. After charging for about 9 hours, and checking the power status, the backup shows 0%, the same as before the battery was changed. Perhaps the new backup battery was bad but it is a real chore to replace it again.

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Read the manual yet, or lost it> or?
most of these have 2 batteries
one that pops out one more that solders down.
guess which one retrains data.
finding parts for relics like this is not fun
what good is this thing besides, wall art?

why ask here at all, we are not HP , nor are there HP books here.
so ask here.

there are folks there that might remember so long ago
or even have old books laying about after all they are HP.

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/

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SOURCE: how to switch off my hp ipaq

On most HP pocket PC's, holding the power button momentarily will turn it off.

If you hold it too long, it will only turn off the backlight, but the unit will remain on.

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Anonymous

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  • Posted on May 23, 2008

SOURCE: ipaq 5550 background problem

Failed to start background reading (status=5, error=-102, retcode=0). Perform a normal resert and try again. IPAQ 5500
can you please send me the files to upgrade it?
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Anonymous

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  • Posted on Jul 04, 2009

SOURCE: Data missing - Ipaq model HP5555 - did not do hard reset

Hello,

I'm sorry but the HP Ipaq 55xx series store data on a volatile ram based memory. Unlike a nand flash (like usb sticks, memory cards etc) this memory will hold data only as long as it's powered on. If your main battery gets empty you should still be able to retain your files for some 10-20hrs with the backup battery (if it's ok itself and not depleted). After this time the power to the ram memory is cut off and all data is lost.
The problem you face is somewhat related to that backup battery, as it appears it's unable to do it's job and maintain the power to the ram memory at least some 10 hrs. You should have that battery replaced.

There is no way to recover the data from the ram memory as it is stored as an electric charge over some memory cells in the ram chips. When there is no power, these charges dissipate and the pattern is lost.

I'm sorry for having to give the bad news.
Bogdan

Anonymous

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  • Posted on Jul 09, 2009

SOURCE: iPaq rx3115 working like PC not Pocket PC, need to plugin always

You need to purchase a new removable battery for your RX
The removable batts usually only last about a year (like cell phone batteries).
Although it is showing 100% charge, the battery is not storing enough power to run the ipaq

The rx series uses 2 batteries, one is the removable one u can see/access when u remove the back cover. The other batt is a small round batt which stores the basic info for your system (so you don't lose your data when u swap out the removable battery).

This small (backup) batt is similar to the cmos battery on a laptop or pc.
You cannot easily replace this, as the unit needs to be disassembled to access this batt.
If you are tech-y (and brave), the replacement button batteries are sold on ebay for $9-12

Normally, if your removable batt is bad, you could still use your unit plugged in, and could
remove from AC power without losing data. Not the case if your replaceable batt is exhausted.
When both batteries are bad, you lose everything when u remove unit from AC power.

My workaround without having to disassemble unit:
Purchase and fully charge new removable batt (They have huge capacity ones available for like $15 - better than the original !).
Load up all your programs & settings the way you like.
Perform full backup to SD card (& also on PC via active sync - to be safe)
Now the only time you should lose your data (like hard reset) is if you allow the battery
to completely drain, in which case you can restore your backup.
If you purchase 2 removable batts, you can easily swapout without losing data if you
use the usb charge cable & leave ipaq plugged in while you change battery

Hope this helps






masterwest

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  • Posted on Jul 12, 2009

SOURCE: Rx3417 backup battery charging main battery not charging

Looks like you need a new battery,

You can get a compaq RX 3417 battery replacement battery here

http://www.batterytrader.com/product_info.php?products_id=1658

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The problem you face is somewhat related to that backup battery, as it appears it's unable to do it's job and maintain the power to the ram memory at least some 10 hrs. You should have that battery replaced.

There is no way to recover the data from the ram memory as it is stored as an electric charge over some memory cells in the ram chips. When there is no power, these charges dissipate and the pattern is lost.

I'm sorry for having to give the bad news.
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The rx series uses 2 batteries, one is the removable one u can see/access when u remove the back cover. The other batt is a small round batt which stores the basic info for your system (so you don't lose your data when u swap out the removable battery).

This small (backup) batt is similar to the cmos battery on a laptop or pc.
You cannot easily replace this, as the unit needs to be disassembled to access this batt.
If you are tech-y (and brave), the replacement button batteries are sold on ebay for $9-12

Normally, if your removable batt is bad, you could still use your unit plugged in, and could
remove from AC power without losing data. Not the case if your replaceable batt is exhausted.
When both batteries are bad, you lose everything when u remove unit from AC power.

My workaround without having to disassemble unit:
Purchase and fully charge new removable batt (They have huge capacity ones available for like $15 - better than the original !).
Load up all your programs & settings the way you like.
Perform full backup to SD card (& also on PC via active sync - to be safe)
Now the only time you should lose your data (like hard reset) is if you allow the battery
to completely drain, in which case you can restore your backup.
If you purchase 2 removable batts, you can easily swapout without losing data if you
use the usb charge cable & leave ipaq plugged in while you change battery

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