ipaq 5455 rom problem HELP!!!
I have an ipaq 5455 that I have been going around and around with tech support about. they say It has a corrupted rom, but I can load ppc 2002 or 2003 at will and it works for the most part. The problem is that it will not update the wifi , fingerprint or bluetooth drivers no matter what I do . Bluetooth continues to have the problems that are encountered in the old driver and the driver release dates are wrong for the drivers loaded. the driver for wifi shows a release date of 2-9-2005 and the wifi driver version is not shown anywhere on hp's site.
what appears to be happening here is that in a non user accessable area of rom , some of the driver files are incorrectly listed as read only and the rom update cannot update them, I have tryed moving , renaming , deleting and generally beating on the files for bluetooth and they will not budge.
hp support told me the device is out of warranty and wants 80 usd just to look at it and they will call me with a quote to fix it. I am reliant on the gps for work and cant be without it for a week. can someone ( possibly an ex hp tech) suggest what diagnostic tools will allow me to fix the non user accessable area of the rom that is the problem here??
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