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Old May 21st, 2011, 03:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Acer Iconia A500 won't boot

Alright, I bought the A500 on May 2nd and have absolutely loved it. However last week I was minding my own business, posting on Facebook and such when out of the blue my widgets started acting a bit odd...like disappearing when I touch them and then not letting me re-add them to the screen because "there was no space available" though there clearly was. I thought a reboot might solve this! It didn't. Now my A500 won't boot. It gets stuck on the ANDROID screen and stays there forever. I can't return it to best buy because I've had it for more than 2 weeks and I tried contacting Acer since it is still under warranty but their technical support is absolutely horrible. They actually told me to try doing a factory reset from the app menu. How am I to do that when it can't boot, ya idiots?

Anyway, has anyone heard of this? I don't have time to scour the forums today and my time is limited since I have exactly 1 day to fedex it back to Acer for a problem they deem as a hardware issue. I am unrooted with the stock ROM. I tried rebooting with the volume up button held but that seems to try to recover from the SD card, which I do not have. Any ideas? I could get an SD card and flash a ROM but does anybody have the stock acer honeycomb ROM? I'd like to keep it under warranty while I can.

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Problem solved!
[Q] Hard Reset - xda-developers
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Old May 21st, 2011, 06:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Glad that worked and that's good info to know.

Just curious, what is the reset hole to the left of the USB for? Anyone have any ideas?
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I had something somewhat similar and a system update OTA this morning seems to have sorted it out.

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Glad that worked and that's good info to know.

Just curious, what is the reset hole to the left of the USB for? Anyone have any ideas?
It does a hard reset if the tablet becomes unresponsive and holding the power button doesn't work.
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anyone figure out how to turn on the device when it will not come on lol
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