This is the 2nd time this happens to me. I have a iPAQ hx4700 that when it runs out of batteries, it boots in setup mode. After that, all contacts and calendar appointments have been erased.
Does anyone knows what is going on?
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Re: Data erased from iPAQ hx4700
If an ipaq loses power , then all data in RAM is lost. It's important to keep it charged.
It's also important to do regular backups.....
so there are two backup options - one is thru Activesync which will backup to your PC and one is the IPAQ's own backup program which will backup to the IPAQ FILE STORE (area in ROM) or a SD card.
I do the Activesync backup every time I sync and then the IPAQ backup about once a week or immediately before a system change.
Here is a guide which best explains it
this guide suggests doing a full backup, but it's fine to do an incremental backup each sync - this means that only changes will be added to your backup and makes the whole process much quicker.
So under Programs is a program called IPAQ Backup. The default location is IPAQ FILE STORE which is an area in ROM and is not lost thru a power failure nor hard reset.
You may also choos to backup to a SD card - a full backup will need roughly 20MB. So in this backup procedure, if you click on 'Browse' you can choose a SD card.
A restore can then be performed from the IPAQ FILE STORE or SD card (depending on which location you chose) and so if you are away from your PC, this will be no problem. A restore this way , rather than thru Activesync is also much quicker, so if you have a choice go this route.
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it is now Ipaq week, digging in dumpsters at 20F outside?
both batteries must be good, not just 1.
ask hp for help and get shocks (omg Iqaps)
the real HP, fixya is NOT HP, sorry, we can only point you in the correct direction for sure on legacy junk like this.
what good is it? today? IMO
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.
Sounds like your PC is not set to adjust for daylight savings....
the ipaq automatically adjusts for daylight savings but the PC does not.
On your PC double click on clock, click on Time Zone tab and then on that screen you will see the box that needs to be checked.
also check that both PC and IPAQ are set to same time-zones.
I bought the large capacity battery and back for mine for extended business trips (HP # 259114-001, rated at 3600mAh). You can take your regular battery as a backup and / or charger! Works well. Will fit in the HP case (nylon).