How to perform a Hard Reset on the HP 2400 Series

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How Do I Perform a Hard (“Full”) Reset?

Perform a hard reset when you want to clear all settings, programs, and data from RAM (Random Access Memory), where data and programs you have loaded are stored. If the battery installed in your iPAQ Pocket PC discharges completely, your Pocket PC will operate as if a hard reset had been performed once the battery has been recharged.

CAUTION: If you perform a hard reset, your iPAQ Pocket PC returns to its default settings and loses all information (files, settings, etc.) that is not recorded in ROM. Information stored in iPAQ File Store will not be lost. For more information on using iPAQ File Store, refer to Chapter 4, “Using the iPAQ File Store Folder,” in the User’s Guide located on the Companion CD.

To perform a hard reset:

  1. Press and hold the Calendar and iTask buttons.
  2. While holding these buttons, use the stylus to lightly press the Reset button on the bottom of the iPAQ Pocket PC for about two seconds.
  3. When the Pocket PC screen begins to fade, release the Calendar and iTask buttons first, and then remove the stylus from the Reset button.
  4. The Pocket PC resets and powers on.

CAUTION: If you push and hold the Reset button for more than two seconds, the battery disconnects. To restart the
unit, either plug the unit into the AC Adapter or press the Reset button again.