Several Technical Issues

Discussion in 'Asus TF300 Forum' started by lws96, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. lws96

    lws96 Junior Member

    Jun 30, 2015
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    Hello everyone,

    I hope you can at least assist a short term solution for me.

    Recently, I got out my Asus TF300 tablet for the first time in over a year thinking I could use it on a long road trip, saving myself eyestrain, battery power, and headaches over using my cell phone. I have the Asus TF300 tablet and docking station/keyboard.

    When I found the tablet, it was not without problems. Since I had the keyboard on it, I had no real protective cover for the screen and now it has a nice crack along the screen. I could not find the original charging cable, but I did find a generic USB cable in stores that charges the tablet but not the keyboard. I ordered an official ASUS cable that should arrive tomorrow, hoping it will charge the keyboard as well.

    With the generic cable, I was able to charge the tablet itself and perform hundreds of updates since it was last turned on, draining the battery each time I fired it up. Once I had enough juice to play around and see if I could live with the crack, there are those "ghost" touch circles that indicate when something was touching the screen. It is making it near impossible to navigate anywhere -- even with the keyboard attached.

    I dismantled the tablet to see what part I needed for the touch screen. The part number is 5158N FPC-1. A search online found the replacement part to be averaging $115.00, coming from China, and won't get here in time.

    I thought about disabling the touch screen and using it like a regular laptop. A search online for ways to disable the touch screen via OS settings did not turn up anything promising -- whether by native software or by a hack/root. With the tablet opened, I thought I could simply disconnect the touch screen and leave it hanging, but now instead of one or two "dots" it's a whole game of dots like Whack-a-Mole! All I did was disconnect the cable where it said the part number.

    Is there *ANY* way I can disconnect the sensitivity of the touch screen without disconnecting everything, so i can have some semblance of a tablet (albeit a cracked screen) until the part comes in? I tried disconnecting two other cables that ended up being the LCD display and battery, so no functionality then!
  2. leeshor

    leeshor Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum

    Your experience with the screen connections is not unlike most others. There doesn't seem to be a way to "only" disable the digitizer section of the screen and those who have tried usually had bad endings, Wish I had better news.

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