Socket Somo 650M Series Device Reset Instructions

Performing a Warm Boot

A soft reset (warm boot) is like rebooting a computer. It is designed to stop all applications and clear out temporary data associated with running programs. No files are deleted. A soft reset is the lowest level of reset, (i.e., it clears the least amount of the device state). It can also be used to stop applications that do not respond to external input. Since Windows Mobile powered devices do not normally shut down an application after it is started, this is one way to stop all applications.

Using the tip of your stylus, lightly press the Soft Reset button inside the hole on the bottom of your Somo 650 and then release.

Performing a Cold Boot

A hard reset (cold boot) is designed to clear all processor states, running programs, and user data. It also drives the hardware reset line to the processor, thereby clearing all system states, including the date and time. This reset should be used to remove the operating system from a hung or frozen state because of a fatal program or operating system error. A hard reset will clear all user-installed settings, applications, and data from RAM (Random Access Memory). It is useful for clearing some states that are not normally cleared with a Soft Reset.

Step 1

Press and hold the Calendar and Contacts shortcut buttons on your SoMo 650.

Step 2

While holding the two buttons, using the tip of your stylus, lightly press the Reset button inside the hole on the bottom of your SoMo 650. (Press the two shortcut buttons with the index and middle finger of one hand. Hold the stylus in your other hand to press the reset button and then release.)

Step 3

Keep pressing the two buttons until a splash screen appears with the Socket logo and then disappears.

Step 4

After the Socket splash screen disappears, release the two butons and follow the onscreen instructions.

Performing a Clean Boot

A clean reset is designed to revert the device to its factory default settings (or the latest service pack ROM update). All installed programs, data and registry settings will be cleared. A clean reset also drives the processor with a hardware reset, thus clearing all system states, including the date and time.

Step 1

Press and hold the Left Programmable Application Button, the Calendar and Contacts shortcut buttons on your SoMo 650.

Step 2

While holding the three buttons, using the tip of your stylus, lightly press the Reset button iside the hole on the bottom of your SoMo 650 and then release. (It is recommended that you hold the SoMo 650 in your left hand. Press the left programmable action button with your left thumb and the two shortcut buttons with your left index and middle finger. Hold the stylus in your right hand to press the reset button.)

Step 3

Keep pressing all three buttons until a splash screen appears with the Socket logo and then disappears.

Step 4

After the Socket splash screen disappears, release the three buttons and follow the onscreen instructions.

CAUTION: A CLEAN RESET IS MORE POWERFUL THAN A SOFT OR HARD RESET. IT WILL DELETE ALL USER APPLICATION FILES AND FOLDERS. WHEN YOU PERFORM A CLEAN RESET, FORMATS, PREFERENCES AND OTHER SETTINGS INCLUDING DATE AND TIME ARE RESTORED TO THEIR FACTORY DEFAULTS. ALL DATA, RECORDS AND ENTRIES, EXCEPT THOSE STORED IN ROM, WILL BE ERASED.

NOTE: If you set a security password on the SoMo 650 and forget it, a clean reset will remove the password setting.