The camera doesn't work with the new firmware, the camera does work with the dawa and smartsurfer firmware. I would try the the smartsurfer rom first as it's a newer build and is better than the Dawa. There is a link to it on the first post, first page of this thread by Magnus. Hope this helps. In my opinion this iMito firmware is the best of all 3, if you can live without the camera.
Hold power button plus back button while connected to your computer for about 20 seconds. Restart the whole procedure from erase boot to completion. Not sure why it wouldn't load the boot.img. Make sure you when you put the Dawa boot image in the iMito folder, you delete the original "iMito boot image" first.
tried to get pad started up from back button and power button. did not work. display started flashing yesterday then speaker crackled then it just died. still see red light when plugged into ac adapter. Plz help
Plug it in to your usb, push reset button and release with back button continued pushed til you get notification sound from your computer. You have to push back button before pushing reset "little hole in back". That should get you in and you can flash from there, make sure you plug the power cord in while doing this.
You could try this. Download the Surfer firmware from magnus' first post, press reset plus back button for 20 seconds, double click update from the Surfer folder in windows. Got me out of a jam one time.