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[Q] Touchpad won't turn on

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By X-Nemesis, Senior Member on 10th May 2014, 08:02 AM
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I was resizing the partitions for the 4.4.2 install following Roland's youtube instructions. I placed the zip package in the cminstall folder and than ran the installcm5 bat file and let the tp do it's thing but it farted out after a few minutes and was non responsive. Now it won't even turn on to be recognized by WebOS Doctor. Is TPDebrick my only option and if so, is there a noob friendly run through of how to use it in windows?
 
 
10th May 2014, 07:47 PM |#2  
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I was resizing the partitions for the 4.4.2 install following Roland's youtube instructions. I placed the zip package in the cminstall folder and than ran the installcm5 bat file and let the tp do it's thing but it farted out after a few minutes and was non responsive. Now it won't even turn on to be recognized by WebOS Doctor. Is TPDebrick my only option and if so, is there a noob friendly run through of how to use it in windows?

TPDebrick requires Ubuntu. It's unlikely your pad is completely fried though. TPDebrick works miracles.
12th May 2014, 12:58 AM |#3  
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So if I don't have access to an Ubuntu machine than it's pretty much bricked
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You can download the version of Ubuntu required for free, download software that turns it into a Live USB (runs off a jump drive) version for free, and run Ubuntu and TPDebrick for free. The only roadblock is your own time and ability to read/comprehend the instructions. It really comes down to whether or not you want to fix it.

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So if I don't have access to an Ubuntu machine than it's pretty much bricked

You can download Ubuntu 12.04 and burn a CD/DVD and run it without installing Ubuntu.
Here is a link with instructions for TBDebrick: http://rootzwiki.com/topic/38786-tpdebrick-v004/

Also, if you are unfamiliar with Linux and Ubuntu in particular, the Ubuntu forums are willing to help.
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