This is an update to my previous post (#13). My A500 came back from Acer service. The service sheet noted that the mainboard has been replaced (again), and now it is working (still with old issues, slow GPS fix and noisy internal microphone). With the warranty period running out, I wonder what could be the possible cause for the problem. It came to my mind that I have rooted my A500 following this link,
. It seems the lockups occurred after updates of some apps. Is it possible that the rooting is somehow related to the hardware problem?
Furthermore, today I called Acer Tech service level 2, followed by escalating to head quarter Customer care, regarding the well known issue of shrinking disk space with GPS use. What a bunch of a$$holes, especially the Moraine 25220, a total incompetent. This A500 is my first Acer, which will be the last one for sure! I have successfully persuaded two colleagues of mine not to buy Acer products.