The HP Touchpad is a great piece of kit. This dual-core tablet was released with a buggy version of the webOS operating system back in mid-2011 and failed to capture the imagination of app developers, leading HP to release the device a few weeks after launch.
It’s a hardy device that has good battery life, but there are some things you need to do to make sure that’s the case. One wrong move (or turn…) and your touchpad might look brick.
Caring for your cable
The HP Touchpad only requires—no, it does—that you charge it with the included adapter and USB cable. This can sometimes be frustrating, and power supplied from alternative cables is quickly recognized as «wrong» by the device (regardless of the operating system), resulting in a «failure».
You should try to keep the cable from twisting by wrapping it carefully when you are on the go. If an original HP charger and cable are not available, charging from a PC is possible, but much slower and a full charge will not be achieved; however, this option is open.
For best results when you don’t have an original HP charger, you should take steps to purchase a replacement HP charger.
Is free? Reset!
From time to time, your HP TouchPad may not be able to charge, possibly because the device’s battery is completely drained and the tablet is unable to start.
You shouldn’t let this happen wherever possible, as it can take quite a long time to recharge. If you have connected your HP touchpad to a charger only to find that the charging symbol is constantly displayed, you may need to restart your tablet.