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.

    30.8%
  2. Fiddling with the original cable worked.

    52.6%
  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.

    6.4%
  5. I have had no digitizer issues.

    10.3%
  1. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    It's amazing how popular this thread and, I guess, this tablet still are.
     
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  2. Yoyo

    Yoyo Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I think its sad. 3 years on, there have been a couple of competitive tablets marketed, but all had problems worse than the little Asus. And now? The niche is completely unfilled.

    I just thank my lucky stars the Asus is so easily repaired.
     
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  3. Peter T

    Peter T Pen Pal - Newbie

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    The WSKEN mini 2 magnetic charging cables, which I have mentioned on other AVN8 threads, remove the problem of wearing out the musb connector.
     
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  4. Peter T

    Peter T Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I am convinced that putting the sponge between the folds of the cable is essential, because the cables vibrate when you are travelling.
    Don't use my suggestion of using the pen refills. It's far too fiddly. Sponge is fine.
     
  5. ToniCipriani

    ToniCipriani Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I end up finding an eBay seller selling an used USB board for about $50-ish shipped and revived it. Last one though...

    Now I just need a new touchscreen cable, that one's acting up lately and I have to hit the back sometimes to get it to work.
     
  6. Peter T

    Peter T Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I suspect that the Touchscreen problems that I had attributed to Windows updates may be a reappearance of the cable issue. Won't be able to tell till after my holiday.

    Need to jam something tight alongside the cable to stop it vibrating when on the road. In the meantime fortunately I can still function by using mouse or pen.
     
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  7. michaelws

    michaelws Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    My little Vivotab has worked perfectly. I bought the cables and stuff just in case but never had to use them. Sadly though I never use tablet. I work with Corel Painter and latest versions will not work on a 32 bit machine. I will probably sell mine.
     
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  8. 2.0™

    2.0™ Been Inkin' Staff Member

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    Still have mine also. It's my night stand tablet. One of them, at least. Gotta love that old school , no battery required Wacom pen/digitizer combo.
     
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  9. EarlStan

    EarlStan Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I replaced my pen digitizer cable but then I kept having the ghost touch issues, i.e., the cursor seems to always have the "Alt", "Win", "Ctrl" or combinations of those keys pressed. I had to keep restarting a couple of times to make it go away, but then it still always comes back. Had a couple extra cables and tried replacing twice and still same issues! Any advise?
     
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    Yoyo Pen Pal - Newbie

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