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Has my tablet just tuned into a brick?


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#1 MaleficRage

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 07:53 PM

Hello. Last night I went to bed after reading on my ASUS MeMo Pad 8 and when I woke up it would not turn on. Tried holding the power button, factory reset, charging and screaming but nothing happens. Does anyone have any idea what happened?

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 08:35 PM

Is this the symptom of your tablet with the battery symbol on the screen.

 

http://www.blogtechtips.com/2014/12/14/asus-memo-pad-wont-turn-fix/



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 08:46 PM

Unfortunately not. No activity whatsoever.



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 08:56 PM

Interestingly when I plug it in to a running PC, Windows picks up the USB device however shows files/directories inside it.


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 09:25 PM

It may be worth following this video. It seems unplugging the battery also works when the tablet will not charge or power on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s519KYT2QXc


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 09:43 PM

I gave that a go. No luck unfortunately. Windows see the phone as a USB device however there is nothing in it. I occasionally hear the odd beep from the tablet too. It seems pressing the power button has the usual power on/off effect which can be seen in Windows explorer where the tablet disconnects/reconnects with the accompanying tone.


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 02:05 AM

I just noticed that the LCD backlight is slowly blinking on and off very subtly



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 07:14 AM

Unfortunately I think you will need to have a good repair shop look at the tablet. It could be the screen itself or a connection on the motherboard.



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 08:49 AM

Yeah, i don't think I'm going to get very far. Unfortunately the cost of repair would likely exceed the value of the tablet itself.



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 09:33 AM

I didn't watch the whole video but try the following. Detach the battery and unplug the power adapter if attached. Hold the power button down for 30 seconds. Attach the battery and your power adapter. See if the tablet boots.



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 09:49 AM

Oops... While leveraging up the power connector I slipped and ripped apart a ZIF socket. Given the number of pins it is now missing I'd say it's a write-off. That's 4/4 Tablets I've destroyed now. This is why I don't buy new ones. I guess that's thread closed.



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 10:12 AM

Oops... While leveraging up the power connector I slipped and ripped apart a ZIF socket. Given the number of pins it is now missing I'd say it's a write-off. That's 4/4 Tablets I've destroyed now. This is why I don't buy new ones. I guess that's thread closed.

Sorry to hear about that. Yeah, that tablet's toast. Tablets and newer laptops are very hard to work on. Designed for manufacturing but not for servicing.



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 10:19 AM

Yep. I had an old ASUS Transformer that I dropped and cracked the screen. It was hell trying to remove the layers of glass which had all been glued onto the frame. Let's see now... that's two dropped (or was that three?) and two that just stopped working. You know I can't even remember how many I've broken :blush:. On to the next. 






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