[Q] Anyone else's TP completely die?
I've been reading this forum for quite a while now, but never registered to post. I was wondering if anyone else's TP died suddenly?
I managed to get my grubby hands on one two days ago at one of our local Best Buy's, and was loving the tablet for the amount of time it worked.
Out of the box, I charged it, installed the 3.02 update, and Preware. I then disabled logging, overclocked it to 1.5 ghz
, installed suggested tweaks to speed it up
, and a handful of useful applications off of preware.
I also installed the hulu fix off of the preware alpha release channel.
With all of these installed, I had a pretty speedy device that responded quickly and worked great as a browsing device, media player, email client, etc.
This afternoon, I was browsing on another forum, when the TP suddenly froze, and then turned itself off. It did not respond to charging, connecting to a computer, or the hard reset trick (center and top buttons held down). I also tried the instructions on how to unbrick the TP
, and they did not work. WebOS doctor also didn't find it because it wasn't being recognized by the computer.
I called HP support, and the agent took 55 minutes to determine that it was totally dead -- eliminating the charger, LCD backlight, and low battery as problems. We tried a couple of resets, and they all failed. HP is sending me a box to ship it back to them for warranty service.
Has something similar happened to anyone else? Hopefully they won't disqualify it for Preware and tweaks being on it, if they ever get it booted. I'm hoping that I'm not SOL, because I don't know if I will be able to get my hands on one anymore.