Hi all. Sorry that my second post on here is a request for help, but technology is oh so lovely. (Can't wait for the age of intelligent "self healing" machines).
16GB TP running 3.0.4
Formally running 3.0.2 w/Warthog and all the "Getting Started" tweaks. Tweaks were not removed before 3.0.4 update. 3.0.4 was overlaid and all tweaks were automatically disabled.
Steps That Lead to the Problem:
I installed 3.0.4 a few days ago and my TP was running perfectly until this morning when I opened PreWare to see if any updates were available. I received a slew of error messages in the update and compatibility check which I dismissed. PreWare then moved on to the next step and hung-up on the "Reading Saved Packages" check. The progress circle spun for about 15 minutes before I closed the application.
I went to Youtube next and noticed that my audio had become distorted. The sound was grainy and scratchy. I toggled Beats audio Off/On again which did not solve the condition. I guessed the PreWare "Boost Audio Lite" patch I installed under 3.0.2 perhaps may be the suspect, so I rebooted.
Shutdown was normal. Restart appeared to have no problems initially but it has now been ~40 minutes as of the time of this post and I am still stuck on the HP logo screen. The HP Icon is pulsing and every 10 seconds the speakers emit a soft "schhhht" sound. Basically the same sound you hear when flicking a card away to close an app.
I cannot shut the Touchpad off or get it to go into USB drive mode. I've tried numerous ways (see below). Worse, I cannot get WebDoctor or my computer to see my HP. I'm completely stuck. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Solutions Tried Thus Far:
- Hold power button 20 seconds (failed)
- Hold power + volume up (failed)
- Hold power + home (failed)
- Plug into A/C power barrel and wait (failed)
- Plug into USB on my laptop (failed)
- Leave it alone (failed)
- Curse at it (failed)
- Insult it and its developers (failed)
- Threaten that I'd replace it with an Ipad2 it doesn't start acting right (failed)
- Plead and rationalize with it (failed)