Month: August 2005

Dave’s Ipaq – Answers Anywhere 4.0 @ Dave’s iPAQ

iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. , unveiled the latest version of Answers Anywhere(TM), a robust, scalable middleware platform for building extremely easy-to-use application interfaces that features powerful context understanding and natural language capabilities. Answers Anywhere 4.0 enables end-users whether they are on a wireless phone, using a handheld PDA, interacting with a customized console, or at a desktop computer — to easily and quickly access desired functionality and obtain relevant answers to their queries. Answers Anywhere licensees will be able to augment existing user interfaces to rapidly and intimately integrate legacy content and applications, enabling usable and productive access from a wide variety of access modalities.

Answers Anywhere 4.0 includes support for context awareness; a new hint and suggestions engine; simplified development components and templates; automatic SQL generation and improved documentation, including end-to-end reference examples. Applications built with Answers Anywhere can even anticipate a user’s needs, within the context of an ongoing interactive session or “dialogue.” Such ease-of-use results in shorter learning curves, lower training and support overhead, and more productive end users.

“SRI International has selected Answers Anywhere 4.0 for several large- scale R&D projects in the government and commercial sectors,” said SRI International program director Adam Cheyer. “Answers Anywhere’s dialogue and context handling capabilities are helping SRI develop next-generation smart applications.”

iAnywhere and Xiamen Xiangtone are pioneering mobile search services in China with Answers Anywhere by enabling cell phone users to access information, via SMS or WAP. “The premium SMS market is about providing end users with the information they need, when they want it,” said Yang Lihong, General Manager of Xiamen Xiangtone Information Technology Co. Ltd., a value- added Internet and mobile service provider based in China. “Answers Anywhere enables us to complete a higher request volume than conventional technologies. This allows us to satisfy more transactions and increase revenue.”

The new Answers Anywhere platform drives the development of user interfaces that anticipate user interactions, reflect implied information, and reduce user actions to complete tasks. Answers Anywhere 4.0 includes the following new features: Enhanced Contextual Capabilities — Answers Anywhere 4.0 incorporates an improved context engine that enables applications to “know” what types of information a user might need based on the user’s interactions. For example, in a sales force application, if a user asks for contacts, the application could also display tabs automatically for opportunities, accounts, and other information related to the contact in question. Hint Engine — The hint engine enables developers to very easily offer hints and suggestions to help users narrow down what they’re looking for. For example, after searching for contacts at a company in a specified location, Answers Anywhere suggests follow-up searches on directions to the contact’s location, information about the company, finding meetings set at the specified location with the contact in question, etc. Automatic SQL Generation — simplifies prototyping and database integration. Templates and Pre-Built Components — enable rapid creation of new Answers Anywhere systems.

Additionally, Answers Anywhere includes: Support for a full range of input and output modalities, including voice, email, Web, SMS/MMS, IM, WAP and iMode (multi-modal use is also supported, so users can request information by voice and receive answers via SMS, for example). Support for information and service requests in any language. Support for online and wireless services over any connection method, including wired networks, wireless and Wi-Fi, and cradle synchronization. Support for all major operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Unix.

“Developers want to ensure that software created for commercial and in- house use is fully deployed and utilized in production environments,” said Babak Hodjat, senior director, engineering, iAnywhere Solutions. “Leveraging Answers Anywhere allows developers to build highly intuitive applications that ‘know’ and can anticipate users’ needs. In this way, application ease-of-use and complexity concerns can be addressed to significantly reduce training and support costs and realize the full value of the company’s software investment.”

Pricing and Availability

Answers Anywhere is available immediately with pricing starting at $100 per seat. A revenue-sharing model for carriers is also available. To learn more, please visit: http://www.ianywhere.com/products/answers_anywhere.html.

About iAnywhere

iAnywhere provides software solutions that enable applications used on the front lines of business to be just as reliable, secure and available as those at headquarters. The company holds worldwide market leadership positions in mobile and embedded databases, mobile device management and security, and mobile middleware. Millions of subscribers, 15,000 customers and 1,000 partners rely on the company’s award-winning technologies, including SQL Anywhere®, Afaria®, and the AvantGo® mobile Internet service. iAnywhere is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY – News).

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Dave’s Ipaq – HP iPAQ hx4700 Pocket PC Series ROM Update @ Dave’s iPAQ

Well as we broke the story two weeks ago HP has released the hx4700 ROM in which it fixes a ton of issues

Fixes Fixes issues with wireless connectivity. Fixes issue with execution of .NET framework. Fixes issue with very high-volume audio signal from third-party applications that could result in potential speaker damage. Fixes issue where the microphone automatic gain control (AGC) setting was not saved after a power cycle. Fixes issue where the user interface for the handheld would indicate that the user was connected to a network that was not present. Fixes issue where protected extensible authentication protocol (PEAP) authentication would fail with no indication that the user’s password had expired. Fixes issue where Pocket Internet Explorer would stall and fail to load a page if the HTTP post was larger than 16K. Fixes issue where WiFi connection status was incorrectly indicated for some conditions. Fixes issue with an active modem connection where the handheld was unable to re-establish a connection after the USB cable was unplugged. Fixes issue that occurred when using WPA-PSK authentication where the handheld failed to authenticate to a second access point (AP) with the same SSID and key. Fixes issue where the client device packets did not properly route to the target LAN when a point-to-point protocol (PPP) connection was made. Fixes issue where an exception was generated When disconnecting a serial line Internet protocol (SLIP) server session. Fixes issue where the wrong domain name server (DNS) address was passed to the server when a secondary IP address was assigned. Fixes issue where the wrong WEP key was used when switching between configured, preferred, WEP-enabled Wi-Fi connections. Fixes issue with cached pages where a back/forward navigation would not be sent to the Internet. Fixes issue with URLs that contain semicolons so that they are no longer truncated when sending the GET request over the Wireless Session Protocol.

Fixes the following localization issues:

* Korean: Fixes issue with contact picker where it did not match Jungseong because asterisk (*) and pound sign (#) key presses were ignored. * Korean: Fixes issue with contact names that were displayed with no comma or space between the Last and First name. * Korean: Fixes issue with the Notification dialog so it is no longer clipped in the Sounds and Notifications Control panel.

* Romanian: Corrects Daylight Savings Time.

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Dave’s Ipaq – Pharos Introduces Ostia Smart Navigator @ Dave’s iPAQ

Pharos Science & Applications Inc., a leading provider of portable GPS navigation and location-based services, has introduced a new version 7.0 of its 2004 Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Award-winning Ostia Smart Navigator(TM) routing and navigation software for GPS-enabled mobile devices.

Ostia is the operating system behind Pharos’ growing line of navigation products including the popular Pocket GPS Navigator for Pocket PC personal digital assistants, and the company’s newly launched EZ Road all-in-one, portable GPS navigation device for drivers. Ostia also serves as the enabling software for Pharos’ suite of Web-based location services which includes Smart Navigator routing and navigation, Smart Finder dynamic points-of-interest lookup, and Smart Traffic real-time traffic information.

Several key new features have been added to Ostia Smart Navigator to enhance the user’s navigation experience, improve the overall performance of the software and make the product even easier to use. Primary new features include: — Smart Mapper(TM) for downloading digital maps on the go directly from Pharos’ Web server via Wi-Fi hotspot connection — Map 5.0 the latest digital map revision from leading map provider TeleAtlas — Geographic compatibility across U.S., Canada and Europe, resulting in automatic change from miles to kilometers, etc. — Bold 3-D, on-screen map view gives drivers “bird’s eye view” of the road ahead — Ability to navigate seamlessly across maps, even when navigating multi-stop routes — Soft-key menu buttons for easier and faster function selection — Ability to switch between portrait and landscape screen orientation (2003 edition Pocket PCs and later) — Export trip log in a text file for reports and business management — Save and export favorite locations to your PC or laptop from your Pocket PC

“Ostia Smart Navigator has been proven effective as a premier routing and navigation engine,” notes Pharos Vice President of Sales Robert Serafini. “With over 50,000 Ostia units in use today, we have gained valuable real-world experience, which has resulted in the significant enhancements available in the latest version of this powerful routing and navigation program.”

The Smart Navigator component in Ostia drives the first service to integrate real-time traffic data (Smart Traffic(TM)) and dynamic points-of-interest lookup (Smart Finder(TM)) with GPS positioning and navigation routing. Subscribers to Smart Navigator can create travel routes, receive voice-, text- and graphics-prompted driving instructions; follow and react to real-time traffic information specific to their location; and designate and navigate to nearby banks, hotels, restaurants, Internet hotspots, or other local businesses or venues.

Smart Navigator takes advantage of the wireless Internet capability of Microsoft Windows Mobile Pocket PC phones and Smartphones, and QUALCOMM BREW-enabled cellular phones to deliver traffic incident and speed information directly to the user’s phone. Customers can view traffic conditions, select the most efficient driving route and, thus, improve their mobility.

Ostia Smart Navigator 7.0 with TeleAtlas digital maps retails for $119.95, and Ostia Smart Navigator 7.0 with Navteq digital maps retails for $149.95. All Pharos navigation products shipped after December 1, 2004 contain the new 7.0 version of Ostia Smart Navigator. Registered users of older versions of Ostia Smart Navigator can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.pharosgps.com for information on upgrading to the newest version 7.0.

About Pharos

Pharos Science & Applications, Inc. is a leading provider of portable GPS navigation and location-based services for a variety of markets. Pharos is a charter member of Microsoft’s Mobility Partner Advisory Council, a member of ITS America and CTIA. Pharos’ products are sold through a network of leading national retail locations and online stores including CompUSA, Fry’s Electronics, Dell.com, Toshiba, Amazon.com, SkyMall, MobilePlanet, Buy.com and others. For more information, visit http://www.pharosgps.com.

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Dave’s Ipaq – HP iPAQ hx4700 Series 64MB to 128MB Upgrade Available @ Dave’s iPAQ

We are pleased to announce that we have developed and released a 64MB to 128MB upgrade for the HP iPAQ hx4700 Series Pocket PC.

This unit uses low voltage hi-speed BGA memory, so stacking is not available and 128MB will be the maximum capacity. During the upgrade process we remove the existing 64MB and install 128MB. This memory upgrade does NOT require our proprietary driver and is fully recognized by the OS (126.27MB Available). The SRP of the upgrade is $199 including 2nd day return shipping (USA only).

As always, this upgrade is not supported by HP and will void the warranty On the unit. We do offer a 90 day warranty on the upgrade and motherboard Of the unit.

iPAQ 4700 Upgrade

European customers will be able to order and ship through our Authorized Upgrade Center, Expansys.com. The mainboards will be upgraded by us. We currently have several shipments per week between Expansys and PocketPCTechs.com

Expansys

This will save the customer international customs & shipping fees, and shipping time.

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Dialing ONE-handed with the 6515

I am very close to buying a 6510/6515 unit, but I have a couple key questions for those already owning one. (1) Is it easy to dial a phone number with one hand? I know about MS voicedial, but I am curious about this. The primary reason I got rid of my I-mate JAM (pocket pc phone) was because I couldnt effectively dial the phone in the car. Too dangerous. (2) Can you start/run all applications using 1 hand? Specifically, can you manipulate the calendar application with one hand (i.e. view entries, make and edit entries)? I’ve gone through a lot of pda phones in search of the ideal one. I hope this will be it. Unfortunately, my workplace does not permit phones with cameras, but the 6510 looks promising. Your opinion and thoughts on this would be appreciated. TIA Past phones: Treo 270 Treo 300 Treo 600 Pocket PC phone edition I-mate JAM

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07-30-2005, 09:14 AM   #2

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1) It’s very easy to dial a number on the 6515’s keyboard one-handed. When you hit the Phone button, numbers lock is automatically selected, so you can just start dialing without having to hit the function button. Of course, with owning the JAM you already know you can bring up the Speed Dial list moving the cursor pad to the left, and the Recent Calls list by moving it up. Then you can scroll and select numbers to dial. All in all, I find the Phone app to be very One Hand-friendly. 2) WM2003SE definitely isn’t as one hand friendly in the Calendar, Tasks, and Contacts apps as, say, the the Palm OS on the Treo…but you can get the basics done with one hand, like scrolling through days or creating a new event. There’s a cool button on the 6515’s keyboard that wil bring up Menu items in the core apps (doesn’t work in PI, though) that allows you to do things like Create/Send Messages, create new Calendar Events, Tasks, Contacts, etc.

The Tab key is next to the Menu key in the bottom row of the keyboard and it allows movement from field to field in most cases, as well. Only the OS holds the keyboard back, IMHO, but you can get more done without the stylus than you think. I go stylus-free as much as I can. You have to get the unit and develop your own style to make things work one-handed. If all else fails, the device is small enough that you can always reach up and tap something on the screen with your thumb if needed.

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Maybe I am missing something, but I have owned the Treo 600, and more smartphones than I care to think about (Maybe they call them Smartphones because we are such dummies to buy them?). In any case, trying to enter appointments one handed while driving seems idiotic to me. Without T-9 entry, or for that matter with it, trying to type and drive and look to see what you typed is highly dangerous to others if not yourself. That is what voice recorder is for. Make a voice note and later type in the appointment when it is safe. It is hard to beat voice dialing whether you use MS Voice Command, Signal Technologies or Fonix. I find they all work pretty well. Even with the Blackberry which I have also owned several, dialing out is much more difficult than using voice command.

 
07-30-2005, 04:23 PM   #4

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Might be worth trying something like this or this…

Haven’t tried them myself, so YMMV.

 
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I agree, one handed operation is KEY! I miss my old blackberry side-thumb scroll wheel. I could zip all over with one hand very quick. Let’s hope Windows Mobile 5.0 will be nice in the area. (sounds like it reading around so far) I am happy the JOYSTICK actually responds correctly & works great on the 6515. (6315 joystick was useless) So since we are stuck with Windows Mobile 2003SE, the 3rd party apps around look interesting. (like Snoopstah pointed out) Basic phone dialing works great though (like NutritionN pointed out) You can also hit contacts, use the joystick to move down, press the joystick in to select, move the joystick down again to pick the number you want to dial, press the joystick in to dial. I guess the only problem with that is if you have 100’s/1000’s of contacts.

For launching apps, the “start” buttonon the actual keyboard (bottom/middle) is nice to get to the start menu quickly. Just put your top 7 apps there for easy access. I’ve ALSO used the new button features they added. In start, settings, buttons, you can assign TWO fuctions per button. The first one is a press and release. The second one is a press and hold. I made my MAIL button return to the today screen when I press and release. I use the mail button “press and hold” to get to actual mail.

 
07-30-2005, 05:27 PM   #6

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Great tips folks!

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07-30-2005, 06:09 PM   #8

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I agree that dialing (or anything that diverts your attention) while driving is dangerous. All the more reason that there should be a good and quick way to dial your contacts. But I honestly prefer a pda/phone which I can manipulate readily with one hand. Granted that not everthing can be seamlessly done single handed, but if I am sitting on the sofa with a drink in hand, or laying down in bed reading an ebook I prefer one handed control. I did like the Treo 600 because of this reason. It is the same reason I struggled with the Samsung I-500 and the I-mate JAM. My love for new technology and the desire to improve/organize my life with that new technology, is also my curse. In the end I realize I don’t really need any of these expensive toys (especially when being an early adaptor), but would be just as well off with a pen and memo book. Of course, there is no fun in that.

All I know right now, is there a sparkle in my eye for the HP 6510/6515.

 
07-30-2005, 06:18 PM   #9

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the sygic app is ok, I used it on my jam but it is slow to start and the smaller screen gives it problems.

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Dave’s Ipaq – LION Battery – Batteries with Power to Spare @ Dave’s iPAQ

So how long would it last with WiFi and streaming video over the net? With the battery fully charged, WiFi turned on and viewing a site streaming video, I let my device sit and continuously play. Of course, WiFi takes an immense amount of power, so I felt this was a great means to see how long it lasted. I set the screen brightness to its highest level, backlight set to stay on and the device set NOT to shut down. At 5 hours, 7 minutes, the low battery alarm came on indicating that I had 19% power remaining.

Considering the settings I had used and understanding that WiFi sucks the power from the battery, in excess of 5 hours of constant streaming was a pretty good result. My regular stock battery would never last anywhere near that amount of time.

Unless I was going to take an overseas flight, I don’t think I would use my iPAQ to the extent that I did during the video playback or the WiFi test. More than likely, usage would be several hours a day with the occasional long day of video content.

I am very happy with this extended battery because it has made a significant difference in what I am able to do. The Mugen Extended battery is a terrific power source that will give you the power you need and the comfort of knowing you will have it all day.

Of course, if you do want just a spare battery to either replace or supplement the existing stock battery, you can get the Mugen 2000mAh battery . The same dimensions as the HP stock 1800 mAh battery just a little MORE power in it. How do they do that? Or better still, why didn’t HP do that? That little extra power makes a difference!

A little more power, a little more time, a little more security — that is what you get with a Mugen battery!

Cost:

4500mAh BATTERY – IPAQ HX4700 $ 135.95 2000mAh BATTERY – IPAQ HX4700 $ 71.95

Pros:

Excellent Performance and Reliability Extended Case is ALL battery Design of extended back matches iPAQ 2000mAh Battery fits perfectly into the stock iPAQ cover

Cons:

None

Rating:

5 out of 5

You can visit LION Battery here.

LION Battery Inc., located in the picturesque town of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, was founded in 2004, with the mission of providing high quality batteries and accessories for the portable electronics industry. They provide products that are manufactured to the highest quality standards and specifications and from my recent experience; I can tell you that they live up to their mission. I was very pleased with their prompt delivery and the pride they have in the products they sell.

Dave’s Ipaq – Dave’s iPAQ InHand Customers get 15% off @ Dave’s iPAQ

Handango announced a version of Handango InHand for Windows Mobile that enables streamlined customization of on-device clients for a wide variety of companies including software developers, mobile news sites and retailers. With the new version, licensees can deploy their own branded versions of InHand quickly and easily, delivering a branded experience while creating a dedicated download catalog on their customers’ mobile devices….Popular mobile news sites Daves iPAQ, Pocket Download and Medical Pocket PC have already licensed the new InHand client and are deploying their own version now!

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Once loaded be sure to use the code 15OFF at checkout!! Just a little way to say thanks for all your support.

Dave’s Ipaq – CalliGrapher 8.0 beta available @ Dave’s iPAQ

PhatWare is pleased to announce the avalilability of CalliGrapher 8.0 beta, the next generation of the company’s award-winning handwriting recognition software for Pocket PCs. CalliGrapher 8.0 is available immediately to consumers for Beta testing, and PhatWare welcomes user participation and feedback.

CalliGrapher 8.0 supports the new Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 software platform, which Microsoft released earlier this year. CalliGrapher 8.0 includes two input methods: “Write Pad,” a new method of entering handwritten data, and existing “Write Anywhere.” Write Pad is a specified “writing pad” area at the bottom of the screen where users can enter handwritten information that will be instantly recognized and converted to the digital text. Write Pad gives users an option other than CalliGrapher’s current “Write Anywhere” feature that allows users to enter handwritten information anywhere on the screen. Users can now choose to enter data either on the entire screen with Write Anywhere or in a designated area with Write Pad.

Additional feature improvements include improved handwriting recognition, attachable and floating keyboard, extended CalliGrapher toolbar and Write Pad that occupies the entire width of the screen in landscape mode, new color picker to select ink and pad colors, and much more.

A complete list of new features and information on participating in the beta program can be found on the CalliGrapher 8.0 Beta Web Site HERE

Dave’s Ipaq – PhatWare Releases PhatPad 2.0 Beta Version @ Dave’s iPAQ

PhatWare Corporation, a leading provider of software products and professional services for mobile and desktop computers, today announced the beta release of PhatPad 2.0, the latest version of its award-winning note-taking application for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs. Leading the improvements to PhatPad 2.0, recent winner of Handango’s ‘2004 Best Productivity Application’ award, is a companion desktop PC application that allows all of PhatPad’s valuable features to be accessed from the user’s personal computer.

PhatPad turns any Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC into the ultimate notepad. Using the PDA stylus, people can draw pictures, jot text notes, or combine text, drawings, and pictures to increase their personal and/or professional productivity.

Along with the new desktop PC application, PhatPad 2.0 adds a number of convenient features including: pop-up customizable toolbar; stroke layering; variable page size; and the ability to load JPEG or Bitmap files as page background, either for decoration or, in the case of professionals such as realtors or insurance adjusters, to “mark” points of interest on specific photos.

“Our goal at PhatWare is never to stop with the best. PhatPad, like our other products, is continually improved to make the most of evolving technologies and customer needs,” said Stan Miasnikov, president of PhatWare Corporation. “Adding Desktop PC capability, for example, has been the most requested feature for PhatPad to date. Now our users can make the most of their note-taking whether on the road, at home, or in their place of work.”

PhatPad’s new desktop PC application allows users to view, edit and print notes created on Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs, making it easier than ever to utilize and organize important notes. Other PhatWare products, such as PenOffice and CalliGrapher, can be combined with PhatPad to complete useful tasks such as turning handwritten notes into digital text.

New On-Screen Features

Because each person has his or her own individual needs, PhatPad 2.0 adds more customization than ever before. The new customizable pop-up toolbar can be tailored with as many as 10 buttons from a selection of 36 functions. While PhatPad has always had the ability to carry notes and/or sketches on separate layers, now users can change the order of layers when needed, i.e., move one layer in front of, or behind, another. This feature is especially convenient when combined with the ability to load background images. Claims adjusters, for example, can scan in a field photo of a damaged car, then make comments or circle specific areas on the vehicle for later reference. Photos can be configured to fit the entire page, centered, or zoomed.

Pricing and Availability

Registration for a free PhatPad 2.0 public beta program is now open. To join the beta program, visit www.phatware.com/phatpad. Full release of Version 2.0 is expected in Q4, 2004. New pricing and the upgrade policy will be announced at that time.

About PhatWare

Founded in October 1997, PhatWare Corporation is a leading provider of easy to use, powerful software products and professional services for the mobile and desktop computing marketplace. PhatWare specializes in handwriting recognition, digital ink, note taking, and database and network management software development. PhatWare Corporation is a Microsoft Certified Partner, a Microsoft Windows Embedded partner, and a founding member of the Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council (MPAC), a unique partner program developed by Microsoft Corp. to serve as a focused feedback mechanism for Microsoft Windows Mobile platform development. MPAC provides leading companies with the tools and resources they need to bring the most innovative and successful mobility solutions to market.

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Ipaq 5500

I have an Ipaq 5500 and it will not come on. No light, absolutely nothing. I had a spare battery and put that in it and absolutely nothing. Zip! Nada! What happened and can it be fixed? (

 
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Welcome to Dave’s IPaq. You might just need to reactivate the battery. You may as well go thru the total hard reset procedure…. press and hold lower left and lower right buttons whilst pressing reset button on bottom with stylus. Hold these three buttons for at least 4 seconds until display fades then you need to reactivate battery – remove and reinstall battery connect to AC power press reset button on bottom with stylus

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07-07-2005, 03:00 PM   #3

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Tried that and the screen is totally blank still.

 
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Try hitting the reset button by itself without the other buttons being pushed.

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07-07-2005, 03:34 PM   #5

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Also try holding the reset button in for a few seconds.

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07-07-2005, 03:50 PM   #6

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Nope. Tried that too.

 
07-07-2005, 03:51 PM   #7

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Also tried that and I still have a blank screen. No light comes on at all. I followed your steps twice and still a blank screen.

 
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Inspect the battery contacts to make sure they are not damaged and are making contact with the battery. Try plugging in the charger and see if it will come on while plugged into the charger.

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I tried that coming into work this morning and no, it still doesn’t come on. I put in a battery that I verified was a good one and that did not work. So, whether it’s in the cradle, direct connection from the wall outlet or any other connection, the screen is blank and the amber light does not come on at all. When I connect it via the wall outlet, after about an hour, the battery is warm to the touch. I have tried a hard reset and tried all the steps that you and Laura have provided to no avail. Any suggestions?

 
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the alternative hard-reset method for those stubborn iPAQs!!; 1. Take the main battery out, and leave it out for a couple of hours (to ensure the backup battery goes flat too). 2. Then pop the main battery back in, give the iPAQ a soft-reset then immediately plug it into mains power. Hopefully it will boot. Plan B – can you swap main batteries with anyone? That can also make a difference.. Good luck..

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I agree with James, those are the the final steps that I could give for you to try. If this fails, then you have a dead iPaq. There are companies that can repair the unit for you. We recommend Pocket PC Tech’s for our US members and I recommend iPaq Repair for our UK and European visitors.

Good Luck,

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07-08-2005, 10:21 AM   #12

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Join Date: May 2005

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All of that did not work. I most certainly appreciate all of the assistance in this matter. Looks like I have a “dead” Ipaq. I’ll get hold of Pocket PC Tech’s on how to handle sending it to them. Thank you, once again. Hope you all have a great weekend!

 
07-08-2005, 11:11 AM   #13

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Sorry that none of our sugestions worked for you. Pocket PC Tech’s will take care of you and treat you fairly. I have sent many of our members to them and all of them have been satisfied.

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