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[Q] Repair for Read-Only TouchPads?

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By jdcrutch, Junior Member on 10th January 2014, 06:14 PM
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I'm one of the many TouchPad users whose tablet has switched over to a read-only state.

From what I've been able to gather, this is a hardware problem. HP won't fix it, and if your TP is out of warranty—as most are by now—HP wants $385 to replace the tablet with a refurb.

This seems like a golden opportunity for some handy hackers to go into the TouchPad repair business.

Is there anybody out there who has figured out how to repair this problem, and is willing to fix it for me and others in the same situation?

Is there anybody out there who has gotten his or her read-only TP repaired, and can recommend a repairman?

I'd be willing to spend some money, rather than see my TP and all the accessories I bought for it go to waste.

Jim Crutchfield
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12th January 2014, 08:25 PM |#2  
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Question tried this?
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Originally Posted by jdcrutch

I'm one of the many TouchPad users whose tablet has switched over to a read-only state.

From what I've been able to gather, this is a hardware problem. HP won't fix it, and if your TP is out of warranty—as most are by now—HP wants $385 to replace the tablet with a refurb.

This seems like a golden opportunity for some handy hackers to go into the TouchPad repair business.

Is there anybody out there who has figured out how to repair this problem, and is willing to fix it for me and others in the same situation?

Is there anybody out there who has gotten his or her read-only TP repaired, and can recommend a repairman?

I'd be willing to spend some money, rather than see my TP and all the accessories I bought for it go to waste.

Jim Crutchfield
Long Island City, NY

you tried this thread?: http://rootzwiki.com/topic/13277-fix...f-cyanogenmod/ or this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=284
25th January 2014, 10:17 PM |#3  
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Thanks. I'll check 'em out.
30th April 2014, 02:03 PM |#4  
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Ennu's threads are full of intriguing suggestions, but no solutions for the read-only problem.

Has anybody solved the read-only problem? Can anybody repair a read-only TP? What am I to do with my read-only tablet? Is it a total loss?
4th June 2014, 09:03 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by jdcrutch

Ennu's threads are full of intriguing suggestions, but no solutions for the read-only problem.

Has anybody solved the read-only problem? Can anybody repair a read-only TP? What am I to do with my read-only tablet? Is it a total loss?

Wondering the same thing...
12th June 2014, 05:11 PM |#6  
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From time to time i do a google search hoping that someone had posted a solution for the read only memory problem..but everytime its the same threads with the same people and no answers, i guess we had bad luck with our devices as it seems that not many people is affected...damm i miss my touchpad...
8th July 2014, 12:43 PM |#7  
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I am facing this issue now, too. What's tough is I couldn't explain what was wrong for the longest time. Glad to know it's got a name....the "read only mode" problem. But what's the fix?
18th June 2015, 01:33 AM |#8  
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From time to time i do a google search hoping that someone had posted a solution for the read only memory problem..but everytime its the same threads with the same people and no answers, i guess we had bad luck with our devices as it seems that not many people is affected...damm i miss my touchpad...

So, it's that time again for me..... Has anyone solved this problem yet? A DDG search revealed nothing new.
19th May 2016, 11:23 PM |#9  
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Still no luck. I guess it's time to give up, but it seems such a shame. They were such nice tablets.
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Yup, it's a shame - unfortunately, there doesn't even seem to be any single place that has all the info about this problem.

The last thread I was pulling on was that the write problems occurred due to an issue with one version of the Linux kernel in one of JC Sullins' CM9 builds. Unfortunately, tying all of the like problems (and any potential solution) together has been difficult at best. WebOS on mine seems to be functioning way too well for there to be some insurmountable hardware problem...
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