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Shutting down Android tablet?

Discussion in 'Offtopic Discussions' started by Trip, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Trip

    Trip Sorry, but I suck at explaining stuff :P

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    Getting a cheap Android tablet for xmas to keep me on until my Pandora gets shipped. It arrived today and I give it a quick run through to make sure everything worked and noticed what I presume to be a problem??


    When I shut it down (not put it in standby) the backlight seems to stay on. Anybody know if this is a software problem that a re-install will sort out or should I be sending it back?


    [​IMG]


    Any help would be appreciated, cheers :)
     
  2. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Moderator Staff Member

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    And this is when it was shutdown without charging?, if it's plugged in charging, it would just be in a low power mode not fully shutdown..
     
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  3. Trip

    Trip Sorry, but I suck at explaining stuff :P

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    Yep, it was supposed to be completely shutdown with no way of charging.
     
  4. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow Bizarre..
     
  5. Linux-SWAT

    Linux-SWAT Advanced Member

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    Isn't it called ghosting ?
     
  6. Exophase

    Exophase Exophase is bad. Nothing good will ever come of hi

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    I don't think that's ghosting. I think that's some badly, badly designed hardware and/or software.


    Have you tried removing the battery (assuming that's even possible)?
     
  7. Linux-SWAT

    Linux-SWAT Advanced Member

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    Well that was a joke ^^.
     
  8. 2bit

    2bit Gun owner , Pandorian , video game colector , comp

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    Well if it's only 80 usd ... It probably is worth just the 80
     
  9. notaz

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    Try hunting down firmware update somewhere, they probably released hardware before finishing the software.
     
  10. elwing

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    warning with that, all theses Chinese tablets are looking the same but I already bricked a device using a new firmware from the same constructor, for a device with the exact same name but aimed for china's internal market...
     
  11. Trip

    Trip Sorry, but I suck at explaining stuff :P

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    Battery isn't removable without avoiding the warranty I'm afraid :(

    Firmware update is the way that I was thinking of going but I was worried to try it for the reason that Elwing's just stated.


    That's the problem with buying from other countries I guess. All the official web sites in Chinese and It's going to take more that a month to ship it back and get a new one. Shame as It's a cracking little tablet for the price.


    I'll give the company an email and see what they suggest I do with it.


    Cheers for the responses guys. I wasn't sure if this was usual tablet behaviour or not, seeing as though I've never owned one before.
     
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  12. Fzero

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    I had similar thing on my Chinese tab, along with a couple other issues,,, flashed the default firmware with a custom one and was sorted.


    I'd suggest checking pandawill forums if any other firmware exists for that model


    of course the obvious stated cautions exist
     
  13. Trip

    Trip Sorry, but I suck at explaining stuff :P

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    Hmmm, it's looking good to be a software issue then cheers Fzero.


    I thought it could be, as the tablet charges fine and doesn't seem to drain the battery more than it should do. If it was a hardware problem to do with the power, it would probably effect one of those too.


    Just found out that Cyanogen supports a lot of the tablets with Allwinner A10 cpu's, so there's a good chance that I'll end up installing that sooner or later anyway ;)
     

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