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Troubleshoot common issues on your Palm Centro

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2013

Performing the following steps can help you resolve some of the more common device issues that you may experience on your Palm® Centro™:

  • Check and update device software
  • Update the device data profile
  • Power cycle your device
  • Check functionality of applications (smartphones/PDAs)

Find and update your device software

Just like a computer, the software on your phone needs to be updated periodically to make sure you have all the latest fixes and enhancements to keep it running at optimal performance. Check your current version and perform any needed software updates.


Update the device data profile

If you are experiencing any data issues, we recommend performing a data profile update. This will refresh your data service parameters such as username and password and help clear out any memory issues that might be affecting the device.

To update your profile:

  1. Press the Phone key and enter the following numbers using the Dial Pad, ##3282#
  2. Click on Data (in the upper left corner) or press the Menu button to bring up the Option Menu
  3. Select Update Data/Vision Profile
  4. Select the Now button to update
  5. The device will connect to Sprint Provisioning and update the Data profile
  6. When the update completes, click OK

Power cycling

By power cycling your phone, you will be able to re-register your phone with the network, which may correct slow down issues, data connection issues, and other problems.

WARNING: For PDAs and smartphones, performing a power cycle may cause the loss of some unsaved data or information. Before removing the battery, we recommend you save any data or information you want to keep.

To power cycle your phone:

  1. Turn off your phone
  2. Remove the battery
  3. Reinstall your battery
  4. Turn your phone on

Applications

If you recently downloaded an application and noticed a difference in your phone's performance, the new application may be causing the problem. To troubleshoot this:

  1. Uninstall the new application
  2. Power cycle the device
  3. The device should perform as expected. If so, then you can attempt to reinstall the application.
  4. If you continue to have problems after you reinstall the application, we recommend you uninstall it.
    • If the application came from a third-party vendor and not from a Sprint site, contact the application provider to help you work through the problem. Please keep in mind that if the application you downloaded came from a Web site other than Sprint.com, it may not be a Sprint-supported application.
    • If you continue to experience problems after uninstalling the application, or the application was downloaded from Sprint.com, please contact us.

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