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Restarting the ETEN M500 Pocket PC

Soft reset

Reset: Use the stylus to press the “Reset Button” on the side of the Pocket PC.

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Power Button + Reset Button = cold boot - Hard reset

Cold Boot: Press and hold the “Power Button” with one hand, and use the stylus tip to press the “Reset Button” with the other hand. Release the “Power Button” and the “Reset Button” at the same time. Wait for the Pocket PC to restart and follow the instructions on the screen to complete screen alignment. Tap on the center of the cross (+) continuously and
follow the screen instructions to complete the operation.

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1. After performing a cold boot, the system will retain Microsoft Windows,
pre-installed programs and files saved in the Flash Disk. Other items such as the user’s input data, newly installed programs and user settings will be lost.
2. After performing a system reset, the above-mentioned data will be

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.