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Any way to nuke all the data from a Palm?

Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:04 pm

Other than letting the battery run all the way down to nothing, that is? I assume that would do it but that would take days, and I'd really rather get it wiped before that.
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Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:21 pm

Yes.

Get a really strong magnet.
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Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:28 pm

titan wrote:
Yes.

Get a really strong magnet.

AFAIK the memory is solid-state. Magnet probably won't affect it.

A stick of dynamite would be effective. :lol:
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Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:36 pm

EMP should do it.

Or build up alot of static and then touch the flash chip.


Or there is the good old mircowave :D

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Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:48 pm

Hardware reset?
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yes, "hardware reset"!

Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:50 pm

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Hardware reset?


Yup, IIRC, you hold as small pin/whatever in the small hole in the back WHILE powering it on. Poof! No more memory.

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Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:05 pm

HowardDrake wrote:
Hardware reset?

That is usually how you do it. Look around and see what is on that thing, and in the worst case scenerio, read the users manual... :)
 
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Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:28 pm

"Soft Reset" - press pin inside reset hole in the back.
"Hard Reset" - Hold powerbutton/backlight buttin down while pressing pin inside hole in the back - answer yes on question.

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Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:54 pm

Got it, thank you to everyone. I can't find my manual (lost in this mess somewhere) and couldn't seem to get to Palm's site from work. So thanks again!
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