A chronicle of my TF101 RMA experience - ASUS SUCKS!
I got my TF101 in mid-Feb. The same day as I got it (as a gift) it decided that it didn't want to power on. I went through all the tips on here (very useful, thank you XDA) but ended up having to send it in to get RMAed at the Grapevine, TX location.
Got it back on 2/25. Worked for two hours, then same problem. Started becoming more difficult to turn on, then wouldn't power up at all, despite being PLENTY charged. Called in, spoke to yet another ASUS rep, and ended up with another RMA. They paid for shipping this time (FedEx Super Saver, of course)
Rec'd the tablet back today. Seemed to be working quite well, even went through the update released on 3/20. Left to go to the store and was back within 30 minutes. Guess what!?!?? I no longer will power on anymore!
Called ASUS support AGAIN, demanded they cross-ship me a new tablet, and was pretty much told to stuff it, I need to send it in AGAIN. I asked for overnight shipping both ways and expedited service (the 2nd was to be expedited but I didn't get it back for nearly a month). This was, of course, also not an option.
I'm about to RMA it for the 3rd time.
If any of you are interested, here is a much more detailed writeup of my horrendous experience: http://www.tweaksforgeeks.com/hardwa...f-incompetence
I've written to Anandtech and TomsHardware, and while I doubt that it'll even get looked at by them, with any luck some spotlight on their defective product and incompetence will get something done. Wishful thinking, I'm sure.