Coby 7030 self-bricked

Discussion in 'Coby Generation 3' started by lalaland, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. lalaland

    lalaland Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    62
    The other night I got woken up by the Coby logo on my tablet.
    Didnt do ANYTHING to it at all, it was working fine with Google Play and all after being rooted for some time.

    I guess it is the Coby Screen of Death, because no matter what, it wont turn off, or go past this screen.
    I returned it to the shop where I bought it less than 2 months ago.

    Utter POS.

    I guess it somehow updated itself at some point, and didnt like the root & google app files that I put on it.

    Time for a WinTouch one, with a proper capacitive screen for 2/3 of the price of the 7030
     
  2. vampirefo.

    vampirefo. Senior Member Developer

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    3,828
    Likes Received:
    1,389
    Trophy Points:
    655
    Location:
    Huntington WV
    Tablet / Device:
    Leagoo Lead 1 ZTE OPEN C, Coby 7065, Coby 8042, Coby 9740
    you paid $88 for the coby, it doesn't have capacitive screen, you can buy a WinTouch one for $60? good luck.

    as far as I know coby gives 1 year warranty, as far as update? I doubt it coby doesn't send out updates.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012
  3. lalaland

    lalaland Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    62
    This is what I fail to understand.

    The device is on standby, connected to the internet, with the screen off.
    My understanding is that the Coby white logo hides all the linux verbose when you start the tablet.
    So the tablet being left with this screen means that android system fails to load on the tablet, either due to software or hardware failure.
    All the buttons, including the reset one are completely unresponsive.

    Maybe I should have left the battery to fully drain before sending it back, but my limited experience tells me that errors like this do not happen by chance, and that they tend to come back at some stage, unless they get fixed somehow and they just dont fix themselves.

    So yes, WinTouch ones (direct from the factory/importer) cost just $60 with a better screen and HDMI output, and I need a capacitive screen to test Swype for disabled access which precision the Coby just wont give me, even though I guess it was 'fine' in other areas, before it gained self-consciousness and decided to terminte itself.
     
  4. vampirefo.

    vampirefo. Senior Member Developer

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    3,828
    Likes Received:
    1,389
    Trophy Points:
    655
    Location:
    Huntington WV
    Tablet / Device:
    Leagoo Lead 1 ZTE OPEN C, Coby 7065, Coby 8042, Coby 9740
    Oh well, good luck on your new tablet.
     

Share This Page