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HP iPAQ rx1950 Pocket PC - Resetting the Unit

You may need to reset your HP iPAQ if it does not respond to your pressing a button or tapping on the screen.
The two types of resets are soft and clean.

Performing a HP iPAQ rx1950 Soft Reset

A soft reset stops all running applications, but does not erase any programs or saved data. Be sure to save any unsaved data within a running application before performing a soft reset. To perform a soft reset:

1. Locate the recessed Reset button on the left side of your HP iPAQ.
2. Use the stylus to lightly press the Reset button.

The HP iPAQ restarts and displays the iPAQ Entertainment screen.

Performing a Clean Reset -HP iPAQ rx1950 Hard reset

A clean reset clears all user-installed settings, programs, and data, and it restores your HP iPAQ to factory settings.
CAUTION:     If you perform a clean reset, your HP iPAQ loses all data. Be sure to save any unsaved data within a running application before performing a clean reset.
To perform a clean reset and return you HP iPAQ to factory settings:

1. Press and hold the Calendar and iPAQ Wireless buttons.
2. While holding down these buttons, use the stylus to lightly press the Reset button on the left side of the HP iPAQ for about two seconds.
3. When the HP iPAQ screen begins to fade, release the Calendar and iPAQ Wireless buttons first, and then remove the stylus from the Reset button.
4. Plug the device into the AC Adapter or press the Reset button again.

The HP iPAQ resets and powers on.

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.