Over the past two weeks, starting my iPAQ 5450 has been problematic. After it has finished charging, I remove it from the charging cradle and sometimes it will not start using any of the buttons. On two occasions, it was necessary to completely remove the battery for approximately two hours. After re-attaching and charging, the unit worked but only for a brief period of time.

The unit is over two years old. Just wonder if this is a failing battery problem or something more serious.

Will appreciate comments from anyone who has experienced and resolved a similar problem.

Thanks for taking the time to read this,