[Q] Touchpad won't turn on - home+power doesn't work
Let me start by saying, Power + Home does not work. Yes, really. I know there are a dozen threads about Touchpads not turning on, and they all have "Hold power and home for 20s" as the reply. Please don't respond with "Hold Power and Home for 20s". I have tried it.
I took my Touchpad with me on a road trip. I did not have an official car charger, but I had one rated at 1 amp. I used this charger with my Touchpad, and it said that it was not powerful enough (as expected). I figured I would let the Touchpad at least get some juice while it was not being used. The battery steadily drained over the next couple of days, to the point where the screen did not come on. I assumed this was because the Touchpad was completely drained.
Once I got to a location with an actual outlet I used the original Touchpad wall adapter and let it charge for a few hours. The screen still did not come on, and there was no response (sound/light/vibration) from any buttons. I let the Touchpad continue to charge over night with the same result.
The Touchpad has alpha 2 on it.
What I have done
I have tried:
- Power + Home for 15s
- Power + Home for 30s
- Power + Home for 1min
- Power + Vol Up for 15s
- Power + Vol Up for 30s
- Power + Vol Up for 1min
- Power + Vol Up + Home for 15s
- Power + Vol Up + Home for 30s
- Power + Vol Up + Home for 1min
All of the above with and without the Touchpad being plugged in to the wall and PC.
- Trying WebOS Doctor (does not recognize a device)
- Trying novacom directly (does not recognize a device)
- Letting the Touchpad charge for > 1 day and repeating all of the above
- Letting the Touchpad sit on the Touchstone for > 1 day and repeating all of the above
- Verifying that the AC adapter is secured properly and repeating all of the above
- Changing the USB cable and repeating all of the above
- Changing the AC adapter and repeating all of the above
The only time I have gotten any indication that the Touchpad is actually doing something is when using Power + Vol Up (and Vol Down) with the Touchpad connected to the PC. Vol Up has the Touchpad recognize as Palm
. Vol Down has the Touchpad recognize as QHSUB_DLOAD
. If I have the Touchpad connected to the PC in one of these states, Power + Home will reset the device (and Windows will not recognize it until I use Power + Vol Up/Down again).
That is the only response I get from the Touchpad. Anything else I have tried results in nothing.
My current plan is to attempt to let the battery completely drain, and then charge it again. I was previously under the impression that my Touchpad was out of power, but the testing with Vol Up/Down has shown me otherwise. My hope is that losing all power will truly "reset" the device.
Does anyone have any advice on anything else I should try? Is there a way to recover the Touchpad via booting it as Palm