DIY fix for the Asus Vivotab Note 8 pen/touch failure.

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Mesosphere, Aug 29, 2014.

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Did the cable replacement fix work for you (votes are changeable, owners only please)?

  1. Replacing the cable worked.

    31.0%
  2. Fiddling with the original cable worked.

    52.9%
  3. A DIY fix is not something I'm willing to try.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. I attempted the fix, but it did not work for me.

    6.9%
  5. I have had no digitizer issues.

    9.2%
  1. Sweetpea8472

    Sweetpea8472 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I don't need to restart the driver after a nice backrub. At least, as long as I don't reboot with the pen in a non-working state.
     
  2. eaglestar

    eaglestar Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I almost pee my pants after updating wacom driver to ver. 7.2.1-21 and calibration, because touch control went dead. But after restart it seems ok, so, still in Bronsky team. Looks like it is slightly better than 7.2.0-10.
     
  3. greenblob

    greenblob Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Haha, this is ridiculous ...

    But even if the pen dies permanently, $150 for a 64 GB Windows 8 tablet isn't bad ...
     
  4. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Particularly when it can be permanently fixed for less than $5 =P
     
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  5. Sweetpea8472

    Sweetpea8472 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Maybe I should figure out where I can order two cables one of these days... it seems my tablet likes the backrub better and better...
     
  6. greenblob

    greenblob Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Very true, but I'm hoping it doesn't come to that, as I broke a nail trying to pry the back open.
     
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  7. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Yea, I found an old credit card to be less painful =P Only Bronsky is tough enough for that. Tough as nails... and his tablet too apparently.
     
  8. Yoyo

    Yoyo Scribbler - Standard Member

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    My third tablet has finally glitched, the touch screen being the problem this time.

    I'm going to let it ride for now, but I wasn't looking forward to having to pry this one open. Lame.

    It has lasted since July, in constant use.

    Maybe I should drive over it?
     
  9. w4st

    w4st Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I'd gotten used to back-massages and occasionally opening my tablet and temporarily fixing the stylus issue by cleaning and fiddling with the cables. But then the touchscreen started failing too.

    Unfortunately, I'm impatient, so rather than wait for new cables I decided to try something.

    I removed both cables, cleaned them, then applied clear tape to the backsides. Then I trimmed the tape carefully with scissors and plugged the cables back in (with the locking tabs open). Thankfully, the extra thickness didn't cause any binding (which is probably evidence the default cables are too thin to begin with), and they slid in easily.

    I closed the locking tabs, put everything back together, and it's been a month without any back massages or failures of any kind.
     
  10. thierryb

    thierryb Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Thanks.
    Where are the locking tabs ?
    How you open them ?
    Can you do detailed photos ?
     

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