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.

    29.8%
  2. Fiddling with the original cable worked.

    54.8%
  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.

    6.0%
  5. I have had no digitizer issues.

    9.5%
  1. SAM 2013

    SAM 2013 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Cool idea, the guitar pick.
    Plastic vs metal against glass.

    What did they repair on your warranty?
    Did they replace the cable or just reload your operating system
     
  2. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    In this case it is plastic against plastic. The back cover is what is removed, not the screen. That's why this whole process is so incredibly easy compared to say ... the Surface Pro =)
     
  3. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Update:

    3 days since my digitizer cable replacement
    8 days since my touch cable straightening, re-seating

    Still going strong =)

    Also I received my second try touch cables yesterday, so snail mailing them only took 2 days with no holiday weekend interruption.
     
  4. michaelws

    michaelws Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Very much appreciate the daily updating...gives us hope... If you tore of this on a daily basis maybe you could drop back to a week or even tell us if they fail...meaning until we hear you tell us it isn't working then we will assume no news is good news.

    It is reassuring that this little gem might sustain over the longer haul. Thanks again Mesosphere.
     
  5. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Yea the cadence will drop off sharply soon =)
     
  6. SAM 2013

    SAM 2013 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    The screen is glass?
    Is there an inner plastic liner between the screen and the back?

    The Surface Pro tear down video is ridiculous how Microsoft constructed
    their tablet. Talk about user unfriendly.....at least a hot gun is not necessary
    for the Asus. Should be easy to change out the HD too.

    Do you have to reheat everything to reassemble it? Have not seen any info
    putting it back together again.(Surface PRo)
     
  7. solitaire01

    solitaire01 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Yeah, a firm guitar pick is the way to go. :) Not a scratch.

    They actually swapped the entire system board and I bet that included new cables. It did the trick for several months but I didn't have the yellow tape on the cable so it's evident Asus' tactics have changed over time.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalin
     
  8. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    It comes apart at the seam that runs around the entire device. It's roughly in line with all the ports and buttons.
     
  9. fishdavis

    fishdavis Scribbler - Standard Member

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    it is REALLY easy to take apart, no screws/no glue, and you just snap it back on (that's the easiest bit). it's the easiest device to disassemble that I've owned. Literally, all you need is a thick bit of plastic to slide the two halves apart. (I used plastic so it wouldn't scratch the plastic back/sides, and it didn't leave any marks, I could see something metal leaving scrape marks). I could see a guitar pick working really well. It got even easier the next time (possibly partly psychological once I realised the plastic back wasn't going to break)

    Honestly, I think it's pretty hard to screw up. is your tablet still having a cable issue?
     
  10. Sweetpea8472

    Sweetpea8472 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    My husband opened his case, starting from the pen silo to the bottom and then along the edges. We noticed the cable has a fairly sharp crease on the bottom loop. But as I already managed to coax his pen to work again (by some soft stroking on the back :p), no idea if it will work the next time :D

    A shorter cable would be nicer though... (even if only for a peace of mind...)
     
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