iPaq 210 Power Off

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by willisgt, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. willisgt

    willisgt Active Member Licensed User

    Not exactly a programming question... *ahem*

    I've got an iPaq 210 Enterprise on loan. Anyone know how to turn this thing OFF? Not just the back light, but completely off?


  2. alfcen

    alfcen Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi Gary,
    Got an hx210, too. Pressing briefly the on/off switch at the top right of the case turns the clunker completely off. If yours doesn't turn off, then this
    question with the serial number is best posted to HP.

    Before we move to the Chit Chat section, did you find any HP backup utility?
    Did your device come with a cradle?

  3. willisgt

    willisgt Active Member Licensed User

    Thanks, Robert - pressing the power button (on my unit) only turns off the backlight. If I've got a program running, and press the button, then the screen goes dark. Press it again, and the screen lights up again - with my program still running.

    I'll try HP. Then I'm going to get a hammer.

  4. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    Isn't this normal behaviour? That's what my Axim X30 does, always returns exactly to the state it had when it was switched off.

    When my Axim is off the screen is entirely black, when the backlight is off but the device is still on then you can see hints of the screen contents still displayed.
  5. bdiscount

    bdiscount Active Member Licensed User

    Thats what my hp 111 and X51v does its normal and the best wayto save up load time.
  6. RandomCoder

    RandomCoder Well-Known Member Licensed User

    On my Axim X51v I press and hold the power button to completely power off the device. It gives a warning to ensure that it is about to fully power down before doing so.
    This is also like doing a soft reset.

  7. willisgt

    willisgt Active Member Licensed User

    That's what both my HTC 8925 and Advantage do, and frankly, that's the behavior I'm still expecting from the iPaq.

    No matter, I pulled the battery. It didn't shut off, so I shot it out of a potato cannon. It's sleeping now.

  8. RandomCoder

    RandomCoder Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Only the other day I was reminiscing with a colleague at work, what things kept us entertained as kids.

    Remember spud guns???

    Nicking a potato from your mum and making sure that not one little bit was wasted :)

    Happy times!

  9. willisgt

    willisgt Active Member Licensed User

    Robert - sorry, I got wrapped up in my own problem and missed your question.

    No, I don't have the cradle, documentation or software, as this particular unit is on loan. I'm hoping to buy one of my own very soon; is there some issue related to backups that you're trying to resolve?

  10. alfcen

    alfcen Well-Known Member Licensed User

    No problem at all, Gary :)
    Actually, the 210 comes without a cradle. It has a pretty much useless
    mini USB port which is obstructed by the power cable connector. This
    time HP has not included a backup utility. I am using Spb Backup which
    works fine. Apart from running a bit too slow for a 624MHz core, the
    device is a good choice. It even allows installation of embVB runtimes.
    If I only could get a keyboard connected to that mini USB :cool:

    If you an I wish to discuss more about this device, let's move to the
    Chi Chat section.

    Cheers and thanks a lot!

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