Asus VivoTab Note 8 Owner's Lounge

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  1. crazycat

    crazycat Scribbler - Standard Member

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    My touch cable self destructed last year, but it's just recently that I found compatible cable for it locally (otherwise I would have to import). The cable is 10mm long though, I added some padding at the fold, hopefully it won't self destruct again. My pen cable going off from time to time, but the only available cable locally is 150 mm, so I might as well wait until it die for sure then change :p
     
  2. justpick1

    justpick1 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    So jealous! Are you on the latest Win 10 1903 update? Based on the time, I think mine failed after KB4512508. Interestingly, there was one failed install before it successfully completed. According to the Msft support site -
    Highlights: Updates to improve security when using Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Bluetooth, networking technologies, and input devices such as a mouse, keyboard or stylus. (emphasis mine) :(
     
  3. justpick1

    justpick1 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Where are you purchasing from? do they do online sales? can you provide a link?

    can you tell I'm desperate - LOL!
     
  4. crazycat

    crazycat Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Uhm I live in Vietnam and bought from local shops so my source might not be useful for you.
    You could look up google
    Touch cable: FFC cable 0.5mm pitch 10 pin type B
    Pen cable: FFC cable 0.5mm pitch 8 pin type B

    For example here is an Amazon link of cable that should works as pen cable (it's 150mm long though so folding could be a problem): https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Flexi...rds=ffc+8+pin&qid=1566495220&s=gateway&sr=8-2

    You could try looking for something of a more compatible length
     
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  5. solitaire01

    solitaire01 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Yep! All up to date. I feel very fortunate. :) The old beast runs Retroarch very well, only failing to run Dreamcast and PSX games.
     
  6. justpick1

    justpick1 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks! looking into the link now - hopefully this will work to give me some more use out of the tablet.
     
  7. the_whiterabbit

    the_whiterabbit Pen Pal - Newbie

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    To follow up on the new BIOS bricking my AVTN8, I let the battery completely die (not easy to do when the only thing you can see is the power light turning on or blinking when you press/hold it) and recharged it, my old 32gb Asus Vivotab Note 8 has *almost* come back to life. When I try to turn it on, the camera light turns on, the Asus splash screen comes up, aaaand then it shuts off. :(

    However, I had been stalking ebay and bidding here and there when I saw a Vivotab Note 8...a cell phone store posted 3, so I put low bids in on all 3, assuming I might get one. I won all 3. 2 32gbs (one on 8.1, one on 10) and a 64gb one (on 10)! So I'm going to start experimenting with them! It seems the 64gb may need a new pen digitizer cable (the stylus will randomly stop working and start working again after some fiddling), but the other two are still going strong.

    I guess I'll see about turning one into an emulation/steam streaming tablet, use one as a nightstand tablet, and carry the 64gb one with me (once I fix the pen digitizer cable).
     
  8. solitaire01

    solitaire01 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Right on! PM me if you want me to provide you with a zipped root folder of my Retroarch installation that you can tweak and add your own content to.
     
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    djas Graffiti User

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    Loving this little fella running 1903:

    AVTN8.259819_compress1.jpg
     
  10. justpick1

    justpick1 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    She's back!!! :D So today, after countless days of wondering how on earth people get by using tablets without writing with a stylus, I checked Windows update, reinstalled the SOC package and restarted (an almost daily routine since pen input died).

    I noticed the ISD_DualTouch_7.3.4-47 installer just before the system shut down to restart and figured I would give that a try and reinstall it too - yet again!

    Lo and behold, pen input is working! The siloed pen is still crap, but it was what I had on hand since I abandoned carrying my S-pen.

    The 10-pin cables are on their way from Amazon (delayed due to Customs), so I will have those on hand if ever I need them :D

    Ah 1903...how I misjudged thee!
     
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