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Resetting the Device
Introduction
This document explains how to perform a hard and a soft reset on an HP Jornada, Palmtop, or Omnigo device. These devices may need to be reset after information is restored from the desktop PC, when the operating system stops responding, passwords are lost, the operating system becomes corrupted, or many other reasons. Depending on the situation, a soft or a hard reset may be necessary.
Before resetting
Understanding the difference between a hard and a soft reset is important in deciding when to use them.
Soft reset
A soft reset (also called a "warm boot") is similar to restarting a desktop PC. A soft reset restarts the operating system and closes any opened applications without losing any saved data. Performing a soft reset resolves many issues and serves as a good first step to troubleshooting problems.
Hard reset
A hard reset (also called a "factory default" reset) restores the HP Jornada to its original state, erasing everything added after it came out of the box from the factory. To ensure the safety of personal information in case a factory default reset is necessary, regularly back-up data to the desktop PC (using Microsoft (R) ActiveSync or Windows CE Services) or to a CompactFlash or PC Card (using the HP Jornada backup application). Perform a hard reset only when the HP Jornada does not respond to a soft reset.
Performing a soft reset
Complete the following steps to perform a soft reset:
NOTE:
A soft reset clears all unsaved information from the device. If possible, save important information before resetting the device.
  1. Remove any cards and accessories, including cables, cradle, and AC adapter.
  2. Complete the appropriate steps from one of the Reset Information tables.
Performing a hard reset
Complete the following steps to perform a hard reset:
CAUTION:
A hard reset will erase all data entered since the device was purchased, including all files, system settings, and programs you have installed. Erased data is not recoverable unless the device has been backed up.
  1. Disconnect all cables attached to the HP Jornada, including the AC adapter.
  2. Complete the appropriate steps from the appropriate Reset Information table below and then press the ON/OFF button again to restart the HP Jornada.
HP Jornada reset information
The following information applies only to HP Jornada devices.
Model name
Soft reset
Hard reset
HP Jornada 420, 430, and 430se
Press RESET on the back of the device with the stylus.
Remove the batteries and press RESET for 5+ seconds.
HP Jornada 520, 525, 540, 545, 547, and 548
Press the red RESET button on the back of the device.
Press and hold the RESET button and Press ON/OFF.
HP Jornada 564, 565, 567, and 568
Press the red RESET button on the back of the device.
HP Jornada 680, 680e, 690, 690e, 710, 720 and 728.
Press the red RESET button on the left by the Tab and Q keys.
HP Jornada 820 / 820e
Press the red RESET button in the right corner by the ON/OFF key.
HP Jornada 928
Press the red RESET button on the back of the device.
Press and hold the RESET button and Press ON/OFF.
HP Palmtop reset information
The following information applies only to HP Palmtops.
Model name
Soft reset
Hard reset
HP Palmtop 95LX, 100LX, 200LX, and 1000LX
Press the CONTROL + ALT + DELETE keys at the same time.
Press the CONTROL, SHIFT, and ON keys at the same time -or- remove the main and backup battery for five minutes.
HP Palmtop 300LX, 320LX, and 360LX
Press the red RESET button in the backup battery compartment.
HP Palmtop 620LX and 660LX
Press the red RESET button in the backup battery compartment or press the CONTROL, ON-OFF, and BACKSPACE buttons at the same time.
HP Omnigo reset information
The following information applies only to HP Omnigos.
Model name
Soft reset
Hard reset
HP Omnigo 100 / 120
Press the RESET button on the bottom of the device.
HP Omnigo 700LX
Press the CONTROL + ALT + DELETE keys at the same time.
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