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Resetting your Sony CLIÉ NR70v Handheld

Under normal circumstances, you do not have to reset your CLIÉ handheld.
On rare occasions, however, your CLIÉ handheld may no longer respond to
buttons or the screen due to insufficient memory or other reasons. In this
case, you need to perform a reset to get your CLIÉ handheld running again.
Performing a soft reset
A soft reset tells your CLIÉ handheld to stop what it’s doing and start over
again. All records and entries stored in your CLIÉ handheld are retained in
a soft reset.
1 Take out the reset tip by unscrewing the metal barrel from
the stylus quill.

Sony Clie PEG NR70 hard reset

2 Use the reset tip to gently press the reset button inside the
hole on the back panel of your CLIÉ handheld.

Sony Clie PEG NR70 hard reset

The system shuts down and then restarts.
After restarting, the system displays “palm powered,” “CLIÉ,” and
“SONY,” followed by the preferences screen for setting the time and


Performing a Sony Clie NR70v hard reset

If the soft reset does not solve the problem, you need to perform a hard reset
to restart your CLIÉ NR70v handheld.
With a hard reset, all records and entries stored in your CLIÉ handheld are
erased. Perform a hard reset only if a soft reset does not solve your problem.

You can restore your CLIÉ handheld data if you save a back-up on your

computer or Memory Stick media.

1 Set your CLIÉ handheld in the “opened style,” and hold down
the POWER button on your CLIÉ handheld.
2 While holding down the POWER button, use the reset tip to
gently press and release the reset button.
The Palm Powered logo screen is displayed.
3 Release the POWER button.
A message warning that you are about to erase all the data stored on your
CLIÉ handheld is displayed.
4 Press the scroll button on the keyboard panel of your CLIÉ
handheld upwards.
Your CLIÉ handheld undergoes a hard reset.
After a hard reset, only the current date and time are retained. Formats,
Preferences, and other settings are restored to their factory default
If the scroll button was used just prior to hard-resetting, the hard-reset may not 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.