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Friday, January 20, 2006

More on HP rx1950/rx1955 Windows Mobile 5 soft reset sync issue

More threads on this issue:

http://mobilitytoday.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9911

http://www.metareview.com/product-hp-ipaq-rx1955-pocket-pc/B000AR95EA

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AR95EA/103-5678667-4896621

From Amazon:

Power/SD problem Fixed!, January 19, 2006
Reviewer: jpr (CO, USA)

There is a firmware update for the iPAQ rx1950/1955 that fixes the power on problem when using an SD card. If you go to hp.com, pick Software & Driver Downloads, then type in the product name and continue, then pick Windows Mobile 5.0, you'll see a list of updates for the unit. Right now there is an (OS) ROM update, and a firmware update. The firmware update is the one that fixes this problem, but if you are planning to load the OS/ROM update as well, load that one first, then load the Firmware update. You should always back up all your data before applying an update.
I also had a similar problem when I didn't have the battery cover on and latched just right, but that's OK now too, as long as I don't drop the thing on the ground.


The information on the firmware update is at http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/HandheldiPAQ/us/download/23210.html:

Restores the ability to Power On the handheld after it becomes locked in Standby mode with an SD Card inserted in the handheld. When the handheld is in this locked state, it does not Power On with the Power button and the battery may become discharged.

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