Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > Troubleshooting

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 22, 2013, 11:43 AM
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 1,226

My System Specs

Default Acer Iconia A100 Ghost Touches

Hi all,

As the subject, I have an Acer Iconia A100 Android 4.0 tablet (stock ICS upgraded from 3.2) has random touch events firing like crazy at a certain portion of the screen. They seem to be at the right-hand side of the screen, a little above the middle vertically.
These issues persist through a factory reset, which I had to do by the "hard" method with the power button, volume buttons, and screen lock switch because I couldn't get past the password prompts due to the touch events. The random touch events are actually making the country select go nuts right after the first boot.

The tablet is out of warranty

Is there something else I can try on this thing to fix it, or do I throw it in the dead electronics pile? (My assumption is a screen repair would cost more than this thing is worth, given it was a low-end tablet on its way out when I got it last year.)

Thanks!

(Potential achievement: 2 laptops and 1 tablet hard-failed in 31 days)
__________________
"The computer programmer says they should drive the car around the block and see if the tire fixes itself." [src]
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 22, 2013, 11:58 AM
sswilson's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 14,421

My System Specs

Default

Did you check for a firmware update/upgrade? I've got a Wtab (not the same model but around the same time frame) that had a similar issue which was solved by a firmware update (probably just dialed down the screen sensitivity, but it worked). That issue was systemic though and it sounds like yours is a one-of or actual hardware failure as opposed to a design flaw.
__________________
MSI Z87I Gaming AC / i5 4670K / 2X 4G Gskill 1866 DDR3 / XFX XTR 750 / EVGA GTX 680 SC+ 2GB / Intel DC S3700 200G / random 160G Sata HDD
Inwin 904 / Swiftech MCP655-b / Alphacool NexXxos XT45 120 Rad / 2X Scythe GT AP-15 / EK Supreme HF / Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 2X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / 320G Seagate Momentus / Mini-Box M350 / 1X 22" Dell IPS / 1X 22" HP
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old January 22, 2013, 03:02 PM
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 1,226

My System Specs

Default

Yep looks like the tablet's a goner... I reverted it to Android 3.2 and it's still the same
__________________
"The computer programmer says they should drive the car around the block and see if the tire fixes itself." [src]
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[WTT] Acer Iconia A100 w/Acer dock for Logitech G27/G25 b1lk1 Buy/Sell & Trade 2 October 13, 2012 08:16 AM
Acer Iconia A700 Tablet Now Available in Canada Sam_Reynolds Press Releases & Tech News 0 June 27, 2012 05:27 PM
Acer a100-07u08c Mobile internet danmitch1 Mobile Computing 2 May 2, 2012 03:36 PM
Acer Launches Acer Iconia A510 Tablet Sam_Reynolds Press Releases & Tech News 0 March 22, 2012 03:33 PM
acer iconia johnnyblazzwa Mobile Computing 6 March 26, 2011 09:08 AM