Weird issue with my screen! Looking for some help!
So, I bought a refurbished A500 about two months ago from Secondipity. Last night I woke up (I work third shift, haha) to my screen flickering in the most peculiar way. I am hoping its a software issue, but the more I've been looking into it on the net, I think the screen might be broken or defective. Everything is running fine except the display, right from the moment I turn it on the screen starts getting very scrambled and the acer logo is a weird tinted yellow. From there the screen shifts to the right and is almost like static on a tv. I can still make out some things on the screen. I'm going to try taking a video of it and upload to youtube. Hopefully its alright to post a link to the video. I'd like to know what you guys think I should do, I don't believe this tablet is under any warranty. I really hope its just a loose cable or something easily fixable! I'm too addicted to this thing to lose it!!
edit: Yay for dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/s/24bji8n2ot...716_074627.3gp
Last edited by Radnuh; 07-16-2012 at 06:54 AM.
07-16-2012 06:44 AM
Woo hoo!!! Problem solved! I got an email back, saying I couldn't return it. So I figured what the hell and popped it right on open. I didn't even do anything other than remove the cover and the screen is working properly again, I suppose the ribbon connecting the screen was loose! Thank god. I'm not out 200 dollars!!!
Glad you got it all sorted out.
Welcome to the forum too.
Oh thank you for the welcome! Haha, I guess I never properly introduced myself! Oh and for some reason my tablet screen keeps getting the "scrambles". It seems like if I pop the back case off and fiddle with wires it works again. I really hope this doesn't keep happening so often!! I hope sometime in the future to upgrade to new electronics, not refurbished ones! Ha ha.
Originally Posted by Frederuco