Find out how to hard reset Psion Revo: open your Revo, then press both ends of an unfolded paperclip into the...


How do I reset my Revo?
If you find that you cannot exit a program normally,
move to the System screen and select the List open
files command from the File menu. Select the
program from the list and tap the Close file button.
If this does not work, or if your Revo appears to have
“locked up”, perform a “soft reset”. This should restart
your Revo while preserving most of your information.
Use a soft reset if the keys on your Revo do not
appear to respond, or if your Revo does appear to
switch on and you are sure the battery isn’t too low
(especially if the contrast adjustment still appears to
work), but the screen is otherwise blank.
· To perform a soft reset: open your Revo, then
gently press something like an unfolded paperclip
into the reset hole marked ‘1’. Do not insert
anything in the hole marked ‘2’ at the same time.
After a soft reset, your Revo will ‘beep’ twice when
you switch it on. Any changes to open files, messages,
or OPL programs, will be lost. Files and messages
which are not open will almost always be safe.
It is possible (although unlikely) that a program failure
causes the soft reset to lose the information on your
Revo; it could even prevent the reset from working at
If the soft reset does not fix the problem, you will
have to perform a “hard reset”.
Important warning
A hard reset resets your Revo completely, and all
information on the machine will be lost.
· To perform a hard reset: open your Revo, then
press both ends of an unfolded paperclip into the
reset holes marked ‘1’ and ‘2’ at the same time.
Press the On key twice to switch on your
To switch on your machine after a hard reset, press
the Esc (On) key twice. Your Revo will beep once
when you switch it on. If your Revo beeps twice, you
have performed a soft reset. If this happens, perform
the hard reset again, making sure that you press both
reset holes firmly, and at the same time.
Note: If you have backed up your Revo using PsiWin,
restore the files to your machine after the hard reset.

Psion Revo hard reset