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  1. AussieAndroid

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    I've installed an app which has killed my screen :(

    basically, as soon as the app kicks in after booting the tablet up, it makes the scren go black. It still works, but I can't see anything. If I unlock it I can hear the click so I know it's still on.

    Can anyone tell me how I can reset this thing without needing to see what's on the screen?
     

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    Look for the "factory reset".

    What on earth did you install?
     
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    Try holding the power button down for a bit over ten seconds, as that can remedy some black screen issues.
     
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    cheers guys. managed to sort it out.

    In the end, none of the factory reset options worked. But while it was on (with the screen off) I inserted my sd card with the firmware I was gonna reflash with, and that somehow prompted the screen to turn on long enough to remove the offending app.
     
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    Good on ya. ;)
     
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    What was the app?
     

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