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If a device is not initializing, it might be a temporary indisposition of the electronic circuitry in it, possibly caused either by a surge on the power line, or by a static electricity discharge into the device.
A surge protector for any electronic device of value, is an investment that always pays off in the long run. And static discharge, even when too faint to be felt, is often associated with wearing woolen garments (except wool socks, which can affect devices very little) or having glass or vinyl sheeting around or under the device.
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You're welcome. Good luck with it... if the plastic is anti-static it might help slightly. But to eliminate static discharge, a simple rule applies:
Touch metal before first touching the device. Any large metal object will dissipate static accumulation on the fingers.