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HP TouchPad owners reporting cracks appearing in the device's plastic housing

HP TouchPad owners reporting cracks appearing in the device's plastic housing
It has come to our attention that a number of HP TouchPad owners are having troubles with their tablet. Unfortunately, it is not a software glitch that can be easily fixed with a patch – the issue revolves around cracks in the plastic housing of the device right in between the speakers of the unit and its display or around its headphone socket. The cracks have not been reported to have affected the tablet's functionality in any way so far, yet you would probably agree that such an imperfection is unacceptable when one drops $500 on a brand name gadget.

Reportedly, HP is already aware of the situation and is offering replacement TouchPads to its customers. Those who have contacted the company's support team should be getting a refurbished unit, presumably with a stronger housing, in exchange for their defective tablet. On the other hand, those who have purchased their HP TouchPad at a retail store are said to be getting a brand new unit instead of a refurbished one, hopefully from a newer batch that would not cause any troubles.

If you happen to be an HP TouchPad owner yourself, you might want to check and see whether your device is having the same problem as well since some people were not even aware of the issue until they read about it online. Feel free to drop a comment below and let us know if everything is fine with your tablet.

source: PreCentral Forums, webOSroundup

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