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BLANK Pocket PC ! - iPAQ 3885

My Pocket PC - Compaq iPaq 3885 was without charge for long time. It has become BLANK now. Lost everything, even the Wondows (mobile) on it. Now when I put it to charger it jst shows iPAQ logo, nothing else. When I had purchased this 2 years back, it came only with CD for PC synch utility/ driver etc. No Windows or other pocket PC applications on CD. 1) How can I fix this? How to restore the Windows on it.? 2) Can I put some other OS on it now? palm etc. PLEASE HELP !

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Yes, I did. Actully for my model it is at the bottom. I used that along with RESET key - which makes 'Hard Reset' - but the same Red screen remains....

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