Performing a Normal (Soft) Reset on a iPAQ rz1710 / rz1715 / rz1717

A normal reset is sometimes referred to as a soft reset or a limited reset. A normal reset stops all running applications but does not erase any programs or saved data.

Caution be sure to save any unsaved data before performing a normal reset since a normal reset erases all unsaved data.

  • Locate the reset button on the bottom of your iPAQ Pocket PC.
  • Use the stylus tip to lightly press the reset button. The pocket PC will restart and display the Today screen.
iPAQ rz1700 Series Reset Button Location

Performing a Hard (Full) Reset on a iPAQ rz1710 / rz1715 / rz1717

A full reset is sometimes referred to as a hard reset. Perform a full reset when you want to clear all settings, programs and data from RAM.

Caution if you perform a full reset, your iPAQ rz1710 / rz1715 / rz1717 returns to its default settings and looses all information that is not recorded in ROM.

  • Press and hold buttons 1 and 4 on the front of the device (1) and, at the same time, with the stylus, briefly press the Reset button (2) on the bottom of the HP iPAQ.

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  • A hard reset deactivates the battery. The Power button does not function until the battery is reactivated. To reactivate the battery either connect the PDA to AC power or briefly press the reset button with the stylus.
iPAQ rz1700 Series Button Locations


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