[REQ] Bricked A100 for testing
Ok, I've been reading through the various bricked A100 threads, and I have some ideas, but I don't have a bricked A100 to test any of this out on, my A100 hasn't shown the same symptoms of bricking as what I've seen happen. I can emulate a brick by flashing the wrong boot, or wreck partitions, but its apparently not the same as what causes the bricks.
Also, I forgot to add this earlier but was reminded by a recent post, I'm also looking for an A100 with the battery stuck/charging issue, where it won't power on, charge, or the battery says 12% or whatever, and stays there for days.
So, I'll go out on a limb, and put up a request for a bricked A100. Stock or not, whatever ROM, recovery etc, shouldn't matter much.
It can be donated, or loaned out to me for the course of my testing and then returned, it's really up to whoever wants to do it. I have $9 that's been donated to me, and I'm perfectly happy to transfer that over to cover (at least partly) the shipping costs. It'll be sent to Arizona, 85387.
Please PM me if you're interested for an address and other contact information.
Other then the tab itself,I don't need much, if anything, but if possible I would like:
The bricked A100 (of course)
The SD card you are using with it for update.zip or was in it when it bricked
The charger for the device
The box the device came in, or its Serial Number that it was registered with Acer with
Basically anything that the device uses or used when it occured. A note with what ROM and recovery is on it would also be great.
I'll need a note of permission along with the device, basically stating something like this:
I (full name here) am (donating/loaning) this acer iconia tab a100 (include serial if known) to (my full name and address when I give it to you) for (if you wish, pick a time frame if loaned). I understand this will be for testing, and the device may or may not be returned to me in any better condition then when I sent it. (my full name here) makes no promises the device can or will be fixed. I also grant permission for (my full name here) to open the device for futher testing (this will void your warranty so must be mentioned, its for battery related testing which requires it being opened, I will not go past that).
And signed. Of course anything else that comes up and we agree on should be added.
Basically a note giving me permission to work on the tab how I see fit, within reason, and acknowledging that the tab may or may not be repaired. I don't need to open it farther then the back panel removed to access the battery, I won't be messing with anything else in there. I've opened mine a few times, and you would never know, I do have proper tools for this, and experience doing it.
I'll stay in constant contact with the owner of the device and update them on anything new, or if nothing new, as I know its a big risk trusting a stranger with your device. The owner will get my name, address, phone number, emails, gtalks, facebook, whatever they feel like, to stay in contact with me. If your device is still under warranty, please send it to Acer instead, unless your warranty has been voided by modding it.
In the meantime, I am still actively seeking a local bricked A100, but I have yet to see one for sale.
Gimme your broke stuff. PM for details.
MOD: I was unclear if this post and request would be alright, we don't seem to have a marketplace for A100 users to post this kind of thing for, and I'm not sure if it would even be appropriate in Marketplace, so please let me know if this needs moved or deleted or whatever.