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    Unhappy Cracked screen: repair, disable touch input or boot from USB?

    Hey there

    I have a tablet, you know which one by the forum it's posted in.
    Anyway, the screen has a crack over the entire screen, and when I try to use it, it has 'ghost touches'.

    Now I've thought about simply having it repaired but apparently finding a cheap repairshop is quite hard, and the original store I bought it from can repair it but it's going to cost some serious money so they even advised me to try some other shops first.

    I have also thought about somehow booting from a usb stick in the dock or something, and then disabling touch screen input so I have to use the dock at all times (essentially turning it into a netbook, which is no problem to me) with maybe a mouse connected trough the USB port from the dock (with or without a usb hub).
    The screen itself is working just fine, I can turn the tablet on no problem and luckily I just set the password from connect-the-dots to an actual password so I can even login with out any problems. Only then the problems begin, it starts swiping left and right (mostly left) by itself, commonly known as Ghost Touching. Which is quite freaking annoying.

    Does anyone know where I can buy the screens myself otherwise (I live in the Netherlands, so I'd rather not have to wait for it to ship from USA or Australia or god knows where), and a clear guide on how to replace the two?

    Does anyone know if my idea of booting from usb stick is at all possible?

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    Welcome to the forum Diamundo. I'm really not sure about booting from a USB stick, and I'm not familiar with any repair shops in the Netherlands. Personally, I would take advantage of this unfortunate circumstance to treat myself to a new device!
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    I'd love to too :P
    would it not be for the case that I just upgraded my laptop's hard drive to an SSD, and bought an altogether new superhighendawesome desktop last summer, PLUS i'm trying to save as much as I can to move out in a month or two...

    So my little brother has a sort of chinese fake tablet and might be willing to sell his to me (as he hardly ever uses it anymore) which would mean I have a tablet once again, though with far less power and battery life as this baby has... which is not ideal either...

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    Decisions, decisions! lol
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    You cannot boot from anything other than the tablet. Not from USB or anything else.

    You could DIY replace the screen - the relevant sticky thread in this section will give you a lot of information on that subject.

    If you do go down that route, please restrict all posts on that subject to the sticky thread I have just mentioned. Thank you.

    All the best
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    It's worth ordering one online and replacing it yourself. Just do your research beforehand. I bought my TF300 from EBay knowing it had a failing touchscreen. It finally failed completely and I replaced it myself. It was like a new tablet and it was nice knowing I did it myself.

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    I paid Asus to repair my dropped tf300t. The replacement screen just did not work correctly. It took them three attempts to get it working correctly - the touch-screen functionality would stop working completely, or else it would start making selections on its own. After the third repair, the screen was still making it's own selections. I did a factory reset, and It worked fine for four months, then the screen began making its own selections again. Instead of doing a factory reset, I installed the Kat Kiss rom and that resolved the problem.

    Long story short - if I had to do it over again, I would either attempt to replace the screen myself or walk away and get something else, I suppose Asus Support is somewhat of a lottery - I have had units fixed right the first time, then I had this experience. Probably just got an inexperienced tech this time.

 

 

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