08-31-2009 09:45 AM
I just recieve a ipaq h5550 and try to upgrade the software/firmware from 1.00.13 to 1.00.18. Once I finish the upgrade the ppc restart itself and the whole thing gone blank. When I try to restart/soft reset it, the screen I am seeing on the device is the initial screen when iPAQ is turned on :
The bar in the centre of the screen fills from left to right to indicate device is loading software. At this point the iPAQ freezes and will not respond to use of buttons presses, screen touching and even re-setting only takes the device back to the same position.
Can anyone advise on how to resolve this problem? Thanks.
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08-31-2009 05:31 PM
Try installing the update again from an XP machine (the updates are not compatible with Vista and can brick the device just like you describe). Also make sure you are installing the proper update to the device (the language on the device must match the language of the upgrade). Remove any storage cards, make sure the device is fully charged, and plug the device directly into a USB port on the computer (don't use a USB hub).
Disable antivirus and firewall software on the computer as well as any power saving options.
09-01-2009 11:00 AM
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09-02-2009 01:36 PM
If you search through this forum a little you'll see that many users had a similar experience as you when they attempted to install a ROM update from a Vista computer. You really need to install the update from an XP computer.
09-07-2009 11:06 AM
Error opening file for writing:
"%windir%\WindowsMobile\HP iPAQ h5500 XIP Update\iPAQ4_WWE_MISC_xip_1.0018.CAB"
Hit abort to abort installation,
retry to retry writing the file, or
ignore to skip this file
Anyone can help on this?
09-08-2009 11:39 AM
The computer can detect the ppc connection only if I flash it (itask+contacts+power+reset)...strange...
Is the ppc dead or is there any other way to make it alive again?
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01-22-2013 11:40 AM
I have a IPAQ H5550 i just got and it will only connect to the internet using the usb cable and my pc, how do i connect via wifi i read things that says it has a wifi tab but when i go where it says under connections there isnt one help please