[clug] Flaky Asus Transformer Prime TF201

Ben Davies bdcrux at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 18:08:58 MDT 2012

Hi all,

I'm throwing this one out to the CLUG hive mind to see if anyone else
has had similar problems.

Some time ago, my better half bought a Asus Transformer Prime
(probably the TF201), which was upgraded to Android 4.x pretty much
right away. The only apps added to it have been Firefox and MX Player.
We got a few weeks of normal use, but more recently, the machine has
been crapping itself frequently.

A quick list of the main glitches (in no particular order) includes:
* 2 instances where data was lost when transferring from USB. eg. the
first was moving 2 files across to the device. Halfway through the
move, something went kaput, and the files were missing from both the
USB stick and the tab. This appears to have happened a 2nd time with
another USB device.

* The screen had a problem with flicker around the LHS edge. This
appears to have been addressed in an update ...

* The most annoying is occasional reboots and sleep problems (probably
after the update, although this may be unrelated). Earlier this week I
was using the pad, the screen flickered once and it switched itself
right off. The more annoying reboot problem relates to the power
saving mode. If the pad was left untouched, the screen would go black.
After a short period of time, the pad would then reboot itself,
flashing up the initial splash screen again.

Anyone else seen these sorts of things?


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