A500 seems bricked but not bricked (I think)
Hi, I cracked my outer screen on my A500 and just got a replacement. The tablet worked fine though. The touch screen still allowed selection of anything on the entire screen even though it had lots of cracks on it. The LCD screen wasn't damaged at all.
Followed the videos to replace the screen that are posted to the letter, slowly and methodically. So I separated the outer screen from the display OK (it was a bit of a challenge since the double sided tape was holding pretty good).
Everything went together OK. I go to start it and the screen glows as it normally does as the very first part of the power-on. But nothing else. No logo, no messages - nothing.
But I plugged it into my PC via micro USB on a whim and lo and behold, I can actually see the internal storage and SD card. Looks like everything is there. And if I do the long press where I recall some of the icons are, I can feel the slight vibration as it selects the icon. So it would also appear that the touch screen is functioning too.
So it looks like the unit boots but for some reason, won't display. The screen just glows faintly like the very first part of a power-on.
Is there hope? Is there something I can do or check? Is there a way to verify the LCD without buying a new one?