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Has Anyone Fixed A Broken Ipaq Before?

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My friend has given me his Ipaq to look at its a 3850 and he tried to upgrade it to pc2003, and it failed during upgrade, I have tried the holding buttons down trick but it doesnt display the serial/usb text and it just has a red Compaq logo and thats it.

anyone managed to revive one of these before??

I know its a long shot

but you never know!!

Thanks

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Came across this thread a while ago - might be worth a try. Note this its for a (later) model 1940 and needs a serial (not USB) connection. Good luck!

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Thanks for the link :)

but its still dead :(

R.I.P

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Was the iPaq ok before you tried the upgrade?

Do a hardreset, this usually requires you to push a certain combination of buttons. If you do not know how to do a hardreset, try to download the manual from the HP website.

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If you mess up a BIOS upgrade there is a strong possibility of a useless brick, as you have no doubt discovered.

This is where there are large warnings about this. Contact the manufacturer, there may be a rescue procedure, but then again there may not. [ Usually there is not ]

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