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Acer DX650 hard reset Cold boot

  • To cold boot your Pocket PC

Hold the Power key with one hand while using stylus tip to push in the Reset key with the other. Simultaneously release
both the Power key and Reset key.

  • Only do this if you have already tried to reset using another method, and your Pocket PC is still not operating normally, is not
    responding or the screen is frozen.

There are two options for cold booting; please refer to the information below, and decide which option you will try.

1. Don’t press any key after the cold boot and allow the Pocket PC to boot to the Today screen. This is identical to the reset
described earlier.
2. If you have tried the previous methods, and they have not solved the problem, then you may:

  1. Press and hold both Power key and Reset key for a while, then release them simultaneously.
  2. Wait for a few seconds until the screen wakes up displaying the model name, firmware version and firmware build date of your device, immediately press and hold Record key.
  3. Continue pressing Record key and release it when you see an inquiry box shown on the screen.

Erase all data and load default? Yes [press CAMERA button]

This operation will delete all the data you stored on your device and restore it to factory default settings.

  • If you press camera button upon seeing Yes [press CAMERA button] at the bottom of screen, all the data you stored, programs you installed and customized settings you made on your Pocket PC will be cleared. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the resetting after the Pocket PC reboots.
  • If you do not press the camera button, the Pocket PC will wait a few seconds and then cancel the procedure.


  • This will erase all your data, any programs you installed and your settings. It will load Microsoft Windows Mobile and the factory-installed programs.
  • If you want to retain your data, programs and settings you can only:

1. Perform a reset.
2. Perform a clean boot, and don’t press any key when the system inquiry screen is displayed.

General advice: Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device in a software way. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card before doing factory reset. It is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is always important. For all of your data, a backup should be done on an external device, hard drive, raid system or media. With or without insurance, if your cell phone lost, damaged or stolen at least your invaluable data is backed up in a safe place. If you are about to sell your phone and you want to wipe your personal data, or if your phone affected with virus you have to do a hard reset. In some cases, you can delete the forgotten password or lock pattern from your device as well. All information is for devices with stock based ROMs. If you are using rooted device, always back up your EFS folder first, containing your IMEI info, etc.! Please also note, that a hard reset operation will not unlock your mobile phone's SIM lock or network lock, but it will remove the unlock pattern, remove the user password or PIN password (NOT the SIM card's 4 digit PIN code). Also note that the firmware version will not be affected in any way, it will not be downgraded, it will remain the same you are using and if you have rooted your device, root privileges remain also unaffected.