Resetting your Palm Zire handheld
Under normal circumstances, you will not have to use the reset button. On rare occasions, however, your handheld may no longer respond to buttons or the screen. In this case, you need to perform a reset to get your handheld running again.
Performing a soft reset
A soft reset tells your handheld to stop what it’s doing and start over again. All records and entries stored in your handheld are retained with a soft reset. After a soft reset, the Date and Time Preferences screen appears (to set date and time).
To perform a soft reset:
Use the tip of an unfolded paper clip (or similar object without a sharp tip), to
gently press the reset button inside the hole on the back panel of your handheld.
Performing a hard reset
With a hard reset, all records and entries stored in your handheld are erased.
Never perform a hard reset unless a soft reset does not solve your problem.
NOTE You can restore any data previously synchronized with your computer during
the next HotSync operation.
To perform a hard reset:
1. Hold down the power button on the front panel of the handheld.
2. While holding down the power button, use the tip of an unfolded paper clip (or
similar object without a sharp tip) to gently press and release the reset button.
3. Wait for the Palm Powered logo to appear; then release the power button.
4. When a message appears on the handheld screen warning that you are about to erase all the data stored on your handheld, do one of the following:
Press the upper scroll button on the front panel of the handheld to complete the hard reset and display the Digitizer screen.
Press any other button to perform a soft reset.
NOTE With a hard reset, the current date and time are retained. Formats Preferences
and other settings are restored to their factory default settings.