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

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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.

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  4. I attempted the fix, but it did not work for me.

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  5. I have had no digitizer issues.

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  1. bugelrex

    bugelrex Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I did the digitzer fix yesterday with part number "732-3577-ND"

    After 6 months, the pen stopped about 3 times, each time recovering after reboot. Thought I might as well get it over and done with

    with zero hardware skills, this is easy if you have a steady hand and tweezers
    - used finger nail and credit card to open the case from the corner with pen removed. This took about 5 mins and harder than expected. 3-4 dents around the edges afterwards.. nothing too bad
    - removing the cable is easy. I would recommend taking a 'before' photo beforehand
    - put in the new cable requires tweezers and 'wiggling' it back in. Doesn't seem to go 'in' that far, but is secure

    old cable just looks weird, its as if they found a surplus of cheap cables and just decided to use them.

    - recommend turning on the unit to test stylus before putting case back on, to make sure the cable went in properly.
     
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  2. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Glad it worked for you. Don't forget to vote in the poll =)
     
  3. Dejan Cakic

    Dejan Cakic Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks a lot. Just got it done bz moving the old cable. Will see for how long it will work...
    As said above, you can test it without putting the cover back.
    Do you have any suggestions on blank zones or or dimming ink 3 to 5mm from edge (specially the landscape oriented bottom one)?

    Very nice job, thank you for 100 times!!!
     
  4. HJK

    HJK Scribbler - Standard Member

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    So, my wife's AVTN8 has worked pretty well, but there have been a couple of times when spots have shown up on the screen, as though someone were touching the screen, when no one was touching it. The screen became wonky and didn't respond properly. The first time it happened, the tab was shut down and rested for a few hours, and everything was fine after that. The second time it happened . . . well that was about a half hour ago, and it's resting now.
    Would this fit the description of the digitizer issues that people have experienced?
     
  5. HJK

    HJK Scribbler - Standard Member

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    In other words, would opening the case and fiddling with the cables help here, or is this something else altogether? tia!
     
  6. HJK

    HJK Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Two questions:
    1) How much can I expect to pay for shipping to CA, (and why won't Digikey tell me this when I am ordering?)
    2) Do I need one or two of each cable?
    TIA!
     
  7. thierryb

    thierryb Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    You need one of each by avn8.
     
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  8. bugelrex

    bugelrex Scribbler - Standard Member

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    The shipping costs are in a separate page for 'general' shipping costs. It cost me 3 dollars for USPS 1st class to east coast.
     
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  9. HJK

    HJK Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Thanks to both of you! Sorry for the noob questions.
     
  10. HJK

    HJK Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Pen has failed. Digi-Key cables have arrived. Now I'm working up the courage to crack open the VTN8 or the time to get my sure-handed wife to take care of it. We're in the middle of a move, so it may wait.
     
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