Again, posting here since I don't seem to see anyone complaining about this, and I'm thinking if it's time to send my tablet to repair.
Whenever I play Gyro based games like Riptide GP or Busted (under-appreciated game btw, I recommend everyone to try this game, it's free! )...
I notice that my jetski or my ship bears left slightly.
So I downloaded Smart Tools, used the protractor, and confirmed that whenever I place my tab on a flat surface, I get a 5 degree offset to the left side. And that's what causing all my racing games to veer left.
I tried the in-app calibration option, but it only fixes it for that app. Once back to Riptide or Busted, my racers veer again.
(Edit: you may download the protractor only for free.)
Has anyone experienced this? or does anyone know of a fix?
"Bubble level" from Antoine something... Its available in the Market and is full-free.
This might be of use to you, as it has a sensor reset in its calibration settings.
I dont know if the in-app calibrator is device-specific or only in that particular
app, but I just tried its Reset feature, and it indeed does reset it. Give it a run
and let us know :)
Thanks for the suggestion omnius. Now, I didn't see a "reset" option, but I did see "calibrate". I tried to calibrate both orientation and accelerometer sensors, and they were fixed in the app, but when I go to Riptide GP, the 5 degree shift still seems to be there.
Do those G-sensor based games work fine on your A510?
When Im in the calibration settings, Ive got 3 options, Calibrate, Reset Sensor, Cancel
I cant see why reset aint available in your setup.. Hmm, I really dunno :mad:
Have you had a check with other device info apps, just to confirm all sensors is reacting and available?.. Just an idea
Thanks for attaching the thumbnail, I was looking for a reset button once I press the menu button on the upper right corner (feel free to laugh at my stupidity. lol.)
So I did try the reset button, unfortunately, it only resets the calibration in-app. Once I rest my device on a flat surface, I can again see the offset (because the calibration is gone), and when I try Riptide, I have a slight bearing to the right again.
So just to verify, when you press reset on your tab, does the green dot center up by itself? Or do you need to recalibrate it?
(My expected scenario is there should be no need to recalibrate. But if you also do, then I guess, I don't need to contact Acer support for this.)
I havent had that slide to a side that you do, yet, but would as a fellow racer be severely pissed if it happened.. :screwy:
But yes, it ligns up to center, as far as my kitchentable is straight, upon applying the Reset.
But not having that drift myself, I hardly know what else to advice you to try.
You might be able to digg up a hidden system intent, either Iconia or ICS specific, to fire up a real device sensor reset, thou so far I havent found any yet. But I'll let you know if I do
So I sent my tablet to local Acer Support last weekend, and after three days, they told me that my Gyro miscalibration issue is a mainboard issue. They're replacing the mainboard this afternoon since they just received the part today.
I'm half happy/sad that I did get a lemon tablet. But hey, hopefully, this ends well.
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