02/02/2012, 04:13 PM
This morning I received my new 32gb WiFi HP TouchPad in the mail. I opened up the contents and than began to charge the device; following the start-up guide. When I plugged in my microUSB charger the center button began flashing (alternating left and right). I then left for class for a couple hours a returned (4+ hours had elapsed). I returned home to find my HP TouchPad with a blank screen and the center button button still flashing as before.
I have attempted simply holding the power button (for over a minute), holding power+center (for over a minute, causes the center button to temporarily stop flashing then resume), holding power+repeatedly selecting center, power+volume-up (usb mode), but none of these actions yielded a different result. No low battery indicator, no HP logo, just the same flashing center button. I'm hoping that the device simply doesn't have enough of a charge yet, but with every passing hour I am beginning to think more and more that this is not the issue at large.
Has anyone experienced similar symtoms as myself, and if so, what steps did you take to get your device to boot up the first time? Also just for clarification, should I be attempting the hard-reset with the power still connected? (Which is what I have been attempting)
This troubleshooting process seems quite useless and it's starting to make me anxious. A solution from the community would be much appreciated before I have to go visit my shrink for counseling.
All humor aside, thank you in advance for your feedback.