NEC MobilePro 880 soft reset
Resetting the MobilePro
Occasionally you may need to reset your NEC MobilePro.
For instance, you may need to reset after restoring data from
your host PC, after modifying the MobilePro's configuration,
when you are unable to power on using the Power button, or
when the operating system stops responding.
The NEC MobilePro is equipped with two reset buttons: a
soft reset button and a full reset button. Read the following
descriptions to better understand the functions of and the
differences between the buttons.
Soft Reset Button — The soft reset button allows you to
restart the NEC MobilePro operating system while
preserving any saved data. This method is similar to a
“warm boot” on your host PC.
A – Soft reset button
Using the Soft Reset Button
Before using the soft reset button to reset the MobilePro,
close any open files or applications, if possible. When you
soft reset the MobilePro, you may lose open/unsaved files.
Follow these steps to use the soft reset button to reset the
1. Open the display panel and remove the stylus from its holder.
2. Power on the MobilePro.
3. Locate the soft reset button above the top right of the keyboard.
4. Using the stylus, press the soft reset button. (You may
need to press the button more than once.) This resets the
Press the soft reset button to reset the unit.
If the soft reset button does not respond.
Remove the main battery.
Reinstall the battery and make
sure it is seated properly. Try resetting the unit again.
If the soft reset button at the top of the keyboard does not respond,
use the full reset button inside the battery bay.
NEC MobilePro 880 hard reset
Full Reset Button — The full reset button restores your
system to its original shipping configuration, erasing all
information that you have entered.
Using the Full Reset Button
Use the full reset button only when your unit does not
respond after doing all of the following:
Installing a charged battery.
Connecting the unit to an AC power source.
Using the soft reset button to reset the system.
The full reset button is located inside of the main battery's
bay. Follow these steps to remove the battery before using the
full reset button to reset the NEC MobilePro.
1. Open the display panel and remove the stylus from its
2. Remove the battery pack as follows:
Locate the battery release latch on the bottom of the
Slide the release latch in the direction of its arrow and
hold it. Remove the battery from the bay.
Removing the battery pack
A – Battery connectors B – Battery release latch C – Battery pack
3. Locate the full reset button inside of the battery bay, as
indicated in the following figure.
Full reset button
A – Battery connectors B – Full reset button
4. Remove the USB mouse, if connected.
5. Using the stylus, press the full reset button. This resets the
unit and restores your system to its original shipping
You may be able to use a recent backup of your data to
restore your system to a more recent configuration.
Using the full reset button to reset your
MobilePro returns your unit to its original
shipping configuration. All data and applications
are erased from RAM. All open/unsaved files are
lost and all user specific data such as contacts,
tasks, etc., are erased.
You can only restore data that has been backed
up to your host PC.
Note: To ensure the safety of your
information at all times, you should perform
regular backups of your MobilePro information to
your host PC.