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%
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  1. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Glad to hear it =)
     
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    Ford Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Replacing the Cable, (I did it about 8 months ago) definitely worked for me!!!
    It has worked perfectly since doing that.
    It's a pity, because this is an awesome product. I hope they upgrade the cable on this product for all the new purchasers.
    It would be a pity if they didn't.
     
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    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    They didn't, and since now the product is discontinued they never will. There were users who reported the problem with the latest build dates I've heard about (7/14 I think), and I haven't heard about any devices with build dates later than that.
     
  4. Ford

    Ford Pen Pal - Newbie

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    That's too bad.
    So, if one was to recommend a Window's Tablet, with a good digipen, 8 inch not to heavy, like the VivoTab Note 8, what would the best alternative be? MS Surface PRO? (they seemed a bit heavy/bulky to me...)
     
  5. Mesosphere

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    Currently, I'd say the Toshiba Encore 2 Write 8. It has Wacom AES pen technology. Another one is the HP Pro 608 G1, but it has Atmel pen tech which I'm unsure of. Personally, though I'd still go for the AVN8 if I was in the market for an 8" tablet (and didn't already own 2 perfectly functional ones). They can still be found online in some places I think.
     
  6. Mystery905

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    I think that Mesosphere's fix deserves some financial compensation.

    I am willing to send him a few bucks, and I'm sure others would feel the same way.

    Mesosphere, which paypal account can we send you some $$?
     
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  7. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    He recently made a billion bucks, so no worries. :rolleyes:
     
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    I also broke my touch cable socket during replacement. Fortunately playing with tape and tightening connector in the socket solved the issue.
     
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  9. Mesosphere

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    All the digital "thumbs up" are enough for me. I was simply trying to fix my own tablet, so whether I shared that info or not I still would have done the work. Really all I did was deduce the problem based on what others had gathered, and take the risk on buying a $1 cable. Glad to see people appreciating it though.

    If anyone should be compensating me, it is Asus...

    Oh yea, and there's that =) I keep wondering when that check is supposed to show up... I'd really like to buy a top end Surface Book... just for fun =P
     
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  10. Kumabjorn

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    It is in the mail.

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