Just got internet (whew). Having problems with Acer Iconia Tablet A500. (Need use of, put pattern on in case I lost it at class, forgot pattern.) Stuck in "go to google, sign in", which is fine, I have two gmail accounts associated with this tablet. I bought new, out of warranty now. Tried button pushing methods - got to safe mode. Tried pin reset, no result. Tried usb keyboard - got different lock screen - no functionality. No function from touch on status bar. Shows Bluetooth yet phone on fritz - no 3g (cheap precedent). Just got internet cable yet no connection. Now wondering if I can use a Linux program on the Asus K501j netbook - the "window" thing. Or, did I push the pin in at wrong time? Not long enough? (screen did go black but right back to sign into google account screen). NOTE: I see on status bar that it was downloading when it shut down, from the underlined arrow. I get a number of icons on status bar yet none respond. Seems touch only works on keyboard screen and have attempted to utilize every keyboard available. So...suggestions? I seem to be left with searching for a "flash" and don't really have experience with that. (Ah, no Bluetooth available on Samsung precedent anymore and Asus K501j doesn't have Bluetooth availability but has wifi?) Ack Eek! Thanks!
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