Performing a Normal (Soft) Reset on a iPAQ h3815 / h3830 / h3835 / h3845 / h3850 / h3870 / h3875

A normal reset is sometimes referred to as a soft 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.

  • Insert the stylus into the unit reset switch at the bottom of your Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC.
  • Press the switch for one second.
iPAQ 3800 Series Reset Button Location

Performing a Hard (Full) Reset on a iPAQ h3815 / h3830 / h3835 / h3845 / h3850 / h3870 / h3875

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. A full reset deactivates the battery the power button does not function until the battery is reactivated.

Caution if you perform a full reset, your iPAQ h3815 / h3830 / h3835 / h3845 / h3850 / h3870 / h3875 returns to its default settings and looses all information that is not recorded in ROM.

  • Press and hold the two outside application buttons.
  • Insert the stylus into the unit reset switch at the bottom of your Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC.
  • Press the switch for five seconds.
  • To reactivate your Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC, insert the stylus into the unit reset switch and press the switch for one second or connect your Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC to the AC adapter.
iPAQ 3800 Series Button Locations

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