Shutting down Android tablet?


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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?


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Any help would be appreciated, cheers :)
 

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

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

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...
 

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Have you tried removing the battery (assuming that's even possible)?
Battery isn't removable without avoiding the warranty I'm afraid :(

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

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...
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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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
 

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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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