I was unable to receive a file from an older ipaq pocket pc. The receive incoming beams was turned on. Any idea why? Also when I select beam for a file should the LED next to the Bluetooth and Wifi LED and above the the beam symbol on the forward edge turn on indicating a the this device is trying to beam a file?
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this refers to the infrared transmitter. Some printers and other devices have infrared receivers to collect the information you would be sending without wires (this was done prior to wi-fi and is installed on many PDAs for legacy support. I would venture a guess that 90% or more of the people who own devices with the transmitter do not use it.
Recovery Procedure for HP iPAQ hx2750, hx2490, and hx2790 Pocket PC Series: To perform a Hard Reset on the iPAQ Pocket PC by pressing and holding the Calendar and iTask buttons (1 and 4). 2. While holding down the Calendar and iTask buttons, use the stylus to lightly press and hold the Reset button, which is located at the bottom of the iPAQ Pocket PC, for approximately two seconds. 3.. Release all buttons. 4.. Connect AC power to the iPAQ Pocket PC. The handheld Powers On, performs the normal boot sequence, and automatically restarts system.
Well, the standard tricks include:
* always turn off WiFi and Bluetooth when not in use
* turn down Backlight as much as you're comfortable with, and set it to turn off at a reasonable interval if nothing's happening
* get a screen on/off toggle so you can turn the screen off if you''re listening to music. Actually, most of the audio software includes a screen toggle function; but you may want a general one in order to turn the screen off if you're recording, say.
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If a card's in, it's on. I don't think it draws too much power.