Discussion in 'Asus' started by SAM 2013, May 2, 2014.
I wonder if they're putting in an improved LCD panel?
Well my screen protector was gone so I actually do believe they exchanged it for a newer or at least more recent version. I don't know enough but I assume the digitizer is embedded in the LCD panel and hopefully this will eliminate the stylus problem. So far but this obviously still very early the only time I lose pen contact are the few moments when I've changed a setting such as doing a calibration and I relate that more to the Atom processor than anything else.
Well, I was going to stop these weekly updates but last week's fiasco threw that out the window. I keep writing because I assume people want to keep hearing stories about these repairs...
Surprisingly, after my pen died (30 days post RMA) for two solid days. I managed to get it working again sometime last weekend. It has been rock solid again since then. Despite regular use, multiple reboots, and a windows update the pen has been working flawlessly this whole week.
I tell you, I was so ready to dump this thing cheap on eBay last week, but as others say, when this tab works as it should, it sure is a nifty device. Hopefully the pen will keep working until the fall when I hope to replace it with either a SP3, an HP Elitepad, or HP Pro Tablet.
So now I have taken down an hour of Windows upgrade or so, installed my languages. Attached a new screen protector, tested a couple of pens and everything seems to be working fine, so fine actually that I'm using it right now entering this post. One oddity I discovered is that the X close button that was introduced in a major Win 8.1 upgrade is gone and Metro apps no longer appear on the Task Bar on the desktop.Hence, I might still be in for a surprise or two.
Over a week in without issues. All Windows updates are applied. I wish I knew whether the digitizer was replaced, but for sure the system board was.
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They replaced my screen (unforseen circumstance delay,
they apparently broke it)
It is definetly brighter than the old one.
Well, another week and the stylus is working still. Go Figure.
Perhaps the self destruct sequence is still running, perhaps not. After those 2 days without the pen, things have been running perfectly for 2 weeks now.
Nearly 3 weeks without issue after a replacement system board. For anyone who has had a repeat issue after RMA: was your system board replaced or some other part? (If any?)
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My I/O board was replaced. I cannot say whether that is separate from from the system board on this device or not.
My first 30 days post-RMA were mint. Since then I have had intermittent loss of pen (see previous posts). Once again I lost the pen this week (yesterday). It cut out for four hours. None of the tricks worked during that timeframe. After 4 hours I remembered that someone was hypothesizing the pen-loss issue could be related to the power/volume buttons. Well, since nothing else was working I tried the "button mash" technique. I very firmly pressed both directions on my volume rocker and then my power button (not so hard as to break them, but harder than I would in normal use). I deleted the device from device manager and powered down the system. Amazingly, on restart IT WORKED!
Does the button mash really work? Was it coincidence? I tend to think the latter (coincidence) but I don't care. Once again I'm working.
My pen was working perfectly until I started to turn off my device using the powerbutton... (which is easier to do than trying to click that option while in a moving car...)
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