RESETTING YOUR Compaq Aero 1500

If your Aero 1500 Series locks up and stops responding due to a hardware or software malfunction, you may need to reset your device. Your device can be reset in two ways, depending on the situation. A normal reset does not affect data that has been saved in memory. A full reset erases memory contents and settings. Resetting your device does not affect the operating system.

Performing a Normal Reset Soft reset

A normal reset restarts your device much like pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del
restarts a computer.
To perform a normal reset:

  1. Save all work.

IMPORTANT: Do not turn off the device as the device must remain on in
order to reset.

2. Turn over the device.

Hard reset Compaq Aero 1500 Soft reset

3. Use the tip of the stylus to press the reset button (1)

4. The device automatically restarts.

Performing a Full Reset Hard reset

A full reset restarts your device and removes all information stored in
RAM memory such as data files and system settings. Perform a full reset
if a normal reset does not solve the system lockup or failure.
NOTE: If you have saved your data using one of the backup procedures, it is possible to restore your saved data after performing a full reset.

  1. Disconnect the device from the AC Adapter, if using external power.
  2. Turn over the device.
  3. Remove both the main battery and the backup battery.
  4. Wait at least 1 minute, then replace the batteries.
  5. Turn over the device, then press the power button to restart the device.
  6. Run through the Setup Wizard again to reestablish your system and calibration settings.

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.