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#4213 14-Jun-2005 17:18
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Folks i'm new to posting but i have always enjoyed the advices and opinions here...

Maybe someone can shed some light on this rather unusual issue...I have called HP Technical Support and they are as stumped as I was...

I set up Password on the 4150 (4-digit #) and someone tried to mess around with my password and i guess the Ipaq would lock up if the wrong passwords are entered in for a certain amount of times (3 times i was told) I then tried to enter the correct password and the Ipaq wouldn't take it

I then called HP Support for some ideas and they told me to do a hard reset and i was unwilling to do that because I have lots of programs on the Ipaq.

I then put the Ipaq in the cradle to charge the battery and attemped a couple of syncs with the computer and lo and behold...exactly (or very close to that) 1 day after someone tried to mess with the password there, i put in the correct pass and this time I got through without any problem and of course all of my info is still intact!

My question for HP Tech support (and i guess for you guys here also) is: Is this (1-day password reset) a built-in functionality of the Ipaq or is it a complete fluke ? I've done all kinds of research on the Web and hasn't found any concrete answer yet

Thanks a lot in advance folks!

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#15645 14-Jun-2005 18:07
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This is news for me too... I didn't have the impression this was enabled on a Pocket PC. Perhaps the screen needed calibration? It happened before while in a plane, my h4150 was unresponsive to touch in some areas of the screen. As soon as we were back at sea level it worked fine again...



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