Surface RT bricked.
Hopefully someone here might know more than me. I'd bought one of the last of the Rts ... mostly as a cheap way to learn Windows 8. Loaned it to my daughter during the summer for her backpacking trip across scotland. She liked it enough, she never gave it back. Kids. Well, this week, she brought it back, bricked. She works nights in a hospital monitoring patients .. and while it said on the screen "updating. Do not turn off" ... when her patient moved, she tapped the power button. Now it starts, gives the white Surface on black background boot text .. but no spinning lights. After a minute the screen blanks, apparently rebooting .. and gives the Surface text again. That's it. Holding down the power button for 6 seconds does shut it down ... but the trick of holding the volume button and power together does nothing more than the power button alone. I have the bitlocker key, and have made the restore USB key .. but no way to get in. Given it's mediocre value .. sending it in for service it's realistic.
Anyone have any new ideas to try?
Jesus awaits you .... keep talking and I'll take care of the travel arrangements.