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Old 08/31/2011, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, yesterday I started watching a movie and as I couldn't finish it, I paused it, reduced the player in the card, and put the device in standby for the night. Today, I opened/closed few cards before I came back to my movie, and when I have put the player/card in full screen, it ended frozen an I even could not power off the TP
So I tried to find the magic combo to reboot or power off. I tried a lot with long push on the power button with +/- audio buttons and finally, I have found it:

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long push on power + home button on the other side and it reboots the device!
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I am with Warthog kernels 1.7ghz and the media player is KalemSoft player demo.
Did anyone also experienced that?
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Old 08/31/2011, 02:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yep just like an apple reboot
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Old 08/31/2011, 02:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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don't have Apple devices / didn't know but thx 4 info
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Old 09/02/2011, 06:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you so much! It took me a full half hour bus ride to find this information while searching on my phone (Pre-). I tried searching for how to reset/restart/reboot a frozen/locked-up touchpad/hp touchpad and Google just kept giving me results for unresponsive laptop trackpads! Even a precentral forums search was surprisingly unhelpful (and ironically not mobile friendly at all--but that's another story). This should seriously be a sticky. It's not like the Pre that you can just pull the battery on.
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Old 09/02/2011, 08:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the post, doesn't need to be sticky though.
just used the reboot trick, i hope it doesn't hurt TP. Once you find it in the forum, you remember what to do.

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Old 09/02/2011, 07:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks! I just had mine freeze while using TuneIn Radio.
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Old 09/02/2011, 07:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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check out j-stop in preware catalogue and turn it to auto garbage collect (no notifications), should help a lot with memory issues
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Old 09/02/2011, 09:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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check out j-stop in preware catalogue and turn it to auto garbage collect (no notifications), should help a lot with memory issues
App is called JsTop.
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Old 09/02/2011, 10:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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check out j-stop in preware catalogue and turn it to auto garbage collect (no notifications), should help a lot with memory issues
What exactly does this app do? Also, what are the drawbacks of having this running in the background, if any?
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Old 09/05/2011, 06:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Must the app be switched on each time the Touchpad is switched on or is it on in the background permanently?

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Old 09/05/2011, 08:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the solution. My TP just froze and I would have been stuck without this
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Old 09/08/2011, 11:44 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My touchpad justed locked up. a quick search turned uo this thread. Thanks all.
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Old 09/08/2011, 12:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks from me, too, my TouchPad froze up, and I had to break out the laptop to search the forum. I tried various combinations of buttons, including those two, but clearly not for long enough.
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Old 09/08/2011, 02:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hey all, yesterday I started watching a movie and as I couldn't finish it, I paused it, reduced the player in the card, and put the device in standby for the night. Today, I opened/closed few cards before I came back to my movie, and when I have put the player/card in full screen, it ended frozen an I even could not power off the TP
So I tried to find the magic combo to reboot or power off. I tried a lot with long push on the power button with +/- audio buttons and finally, I have found it:

***************************************************************
long push on power + home button on the other side and it reboots the device!
***************************************************************

I am with Warthog kernels 1.7ghz and the media player is KalemSoft player demo.
Did anyone also experienced that?
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Thanks. For those, like me, who are a little slow, you have to hold both the power & home key simultaneously for a long period of time, 10-20 seconds.

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Old 10/29/2011, 01:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
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yep just like an apple reboot
hey robotech- you mean just like linux- this is how the old palms worked- apple used a lot from palm for the iphone- I worked for apple and we all had palm pilots back then- palm was the originator of the tablet computer, but they were too ahead of their time.
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Old 10/29/2011, 02:59 AM   #16 (permalink)
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hey robotech- you mean just like linux- this is how the old palms worked- apple used a lot from palm for the iphone- I worked for apple and we all had palm pilots back then- palm was the originator of the tablet computer, but they were too ahead of their time.
Actually I believe this was first introduced on the VM370 mainframes back in '72. Now THAT'S a machine truly ahead of its time.
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Old 10/29/2011, 10:40 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Thanks for this. Had a c&p freeze yesterday.
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Old 05/23/2012, 12:37 AM   #18 (permalink)
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just had my 1st lockup on my touchpad, combo worked fine lol
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Old 11/16/2012, 04:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I just had my first complete freeze since getting my TouchPad a year ago, and this thread is the first link I clicked on when searching for help with my Pre2. Thanks, OP!
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Old 11/16/2012, 05:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
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If you have Developer Mode enabled and have a computer with Novacom nearby, you can shell in and type 'reboot' in the shell. At least if the device can respond in some way (like in a Luna restart loop), you can reboot the device with less chance of damaging the file system.
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