430524-001.book Page 1 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM Welcome As a valued customer, we want you to have the best experience possible with your HP iPAQ. To receive the most from your investment, there is a minimum amount of maintenance required to maximize and prolong the performance of your product.
430524-001.book Page 2 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM To replace the battery cover: Hold the battery cover on the right side of your HP iPAQ at a 90º angle to the device. Line up the two small hooks to the corresponding holes in the battery compartment.
430524-001.book Page 3 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM Fold over the battery cover so that it is flat on the back of your HP iPAQ. Firmly press down and slide up until the battery cover clicks into place. NOTE: Be sure that you are applying even pressure to both the middle and bottom portions of the device.
430524-001.book Page 4 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM CAUTION: Incorrect installation can cause damage to the battery door hooks. Do not attempt to slide the door if the door hooks are caught or stuck in the SIM card tray. Sliding or forcing the door will result in damage. Do not attempt to insert the top two tabs into the unit and then press down the battery cover.
430524-001.book Page 5 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM Charging/Communications Port The bottom of the HP iPAQ has a Charging/Communications Port, which consists of a 22-pin connector. The 22-pin connector is used to connect the HP iPAQ to a synchronization cable, cradle and the AC Charger Adapter.
430524-001.book Page 6 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM LED Lights Although the screen turns off after you haven’t used your HP iPAQ for a specified amount of time, your HP iPAQ never turns off unless the battery is completely depleted. The two LED lights in the top-right corner show your device’s connection status, so it is important to know what the different flashing and solid lights mean.
430524-001.book Page 7 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM Determining the State of Your HP iPAQ Your HP iPAQ has three different modes in which it operates. It is important to know what your current device mode is, in order to know when the next charging should occur.
430524-001.book Page 8 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM Improving Battery Life Your HP iPAQ’s battery is used often throughout the day as it performs tasks, such as phone calls, Bluetooth connections, GPS navigation and Infrared (IR) connections; therefore, you may need to plug your device into a power supply periodically throughout the day to ensure optimal charge levels.
430524-001.book Page 9 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM Checking Battery Charge Levels To check your battery charge level: • On the Today screen, the percentage of battery life still available appears under the Battery icon on the TodayPanel. • From the TodayPanel on the Today screen, tap the Battery icon >...
430524-001.book Page 10 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM Audio Controls Your HP iPAQ has numerous audio settings and options that you can set to meet your needs. In this section, you will learn: • How to adjust the volume on your device. •...
430524-001.book Page 11 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM • When you turn on the speakerphone, be sure that you are not holding your device so that your hand is covering the speaker on the back of the device. Resetting Your Device Sometimes, when your HP iPAQ becomes unresponsive the device may have to be reset.
430524-001.book Page 12 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM Performing a Hard (“Full”) Reset Perform a hard reset (also known as a full reset) when you want to clear all settings, programs, and data from Random-Access Memory (RAM). Perform a hard reset if you are experiencing problems after you have installed a third-party application on your device.
430524-001.book Page 13 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM Protecting Your HP iPAQ Display CAUTION: The screen and camera lens of your HP iPAQ are made of glass and can be damaged or broken by drops, impacts, or pressure. NOTE: HP is not responsible for damage that occurs as a result of your failure to follow the instructions that came with your HP branded product.
430524-001.book Page 14 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM Troubleshooting your HP iPAQ Power Question Answer How do I know that my When your device is plugged into the AC adapter or charging HP iPAQ is charging? cradle, the amber LED shows and stays constant. This indicates that your device is charging.
430524-001.book Page 15 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM Audio Question Answer My ringer is too loud or To adjust the ringer volume, tap the Volume icon top right too soft. How do I adjust portion of the Today screen. Then adjust the right volume slider the ringer volume? accordingly.
430524-001.book Page 16 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM Question Answer How can I quickly create To make a unique ring tone for your device: unique ring tones for my Synchronize your device with your personal computer. HP iPAQ? Copy the sound file that you want to use as a ring tone to your device in any of these formats.wav, .mid, or .wma.
430524-001.book Page 17 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM Question Answer Why does my backlight The default settings on your HP iPAQ turn off the backlight after keep turning off? 30 seconds of inactivity. This is the default setting to conserve your battery life.
430524-001.book Page 18 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM Synchronizing Here are some common problems that users experience when using ActiveSync 3.8 to connect an HP iPAQ to a personal computer. Problem Solution • I cannot connect to Be sure you have installed Microsoft ActiveSync 3.8 on your host my computer using computer before connecting your HP iPAQ to it.
430524-001.book Page 19 Tuesday, May 2, 2006 2:05 PM For More Information If you have questions about using your HP iPAQ that have not been covered in this booklet or in the Getting Started or User’s Guide, refer to the iPAQ Handheld Forum (a message board) at www.hp.com/support/ ipaqforums.