Big red switch

by Volker Weber

The original IBM PC had a big red switch on the righthand side. If anything went wrong that could not be fixed with a Ctrl-Alt-Del, you went for the big red switch to power cycle the PC. For smartphones, the big red switch is the battery, often pulled on BlackBerrys for instance. But what do you do, if you cannot pull the battery?

  1. The big red switch on the iPhone is holding both the power and the menu button for more than 10 seconds.
  2. The big red switch on the Lumia 800 is removing the SIM and holding the power button for more than 15 seconds.

Do you know any other big red switches?

Comments

on the Nokia N8 it's holding the power button for about 10seconds.

Jon Walters, 2011-12-06

Wenn der Fensterheber beim Auto spinnt (immer auf), hilft bei vielen Modellen 5-10 sec drücken.
(Nimm das mal auf G+ rüber, könnte eine spannende Liste werden.)

Wolfgang Miedl, 2011-12-06

Not that it matters any more ,-)

Palm Pre: 3 times "mute" on / off.

Heiko Jabusch, 2011-12-06

Bei hartnäckigen Fensterhebern .. oder irgendwelchen anderen elektrischen Gimmicks im Auto:

1) Auto anhalten, Zündung aus, Fahrertür auf, zu, und Auto verschließen.

2) Etwa 2 Minuten warten. Alle Lichter innen sollten jetzt aus sein.

3) Auto wieder aufschließen, Fahrertür auf, zu, Zündung an.

Bernhard Kockoth, 2011-12-06

old laptops used to have a little hole on the bottom, where you could 'reset' the device...

Samuel Orsenne, 2011-12-06

For blackberry you can do a reset if you push for 5 sec Left alt, Right shift and Right del but yes, the battery pull is the big red switch.

Mirel Popa, 2011-12-06

NSD -kill

Colin Williams, 2011-12-06

killnotes.exe for all customers stuck on older versions

Flemming Riis, 2011-12-06

HP Touchpad: Power, Sound down, Center Button at once for 30 sec.
needed today :-)

Christoph Jung, 2011-12-06

On the BlackBerry PlayBook you need to hold down the volume up key, the volume down key and the power button at the same time. Press these keys for around 10 seconds. If the device doesn't restart on its own after this procedure, press the power button and the device should boot up again.

Abdelkader Boui, 2011-12-07

HTC Desire: Volume-Down + Trackpoint + Power Button

Sven Rohweder, 2011-12-07

Rovio 3x switch on until led stops blinking, then off.

Stephan H. Wissel, 2011-12-08

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