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Thread: I Was About to Say Goodbye, but...

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    I Was About to Say Goodbye, but...

    As many of you know, I had moved on from my Toshiba Thrive as I obtained a Nexus 7 some time ago. However, I gave my Thrive to the wife, and she loves it. Three days ago, it just stopped working. It would not power on. Well, the first place I checked was here and went through a lot of the various threads on how to resolve this issue. Nothing worked, so I figured that I would be getting the wife a new tablet, a 10", and I started researching which tablet that would end up being (I, again, looked at the thread here on the topic of 10" tablets)--I expected it not to be another Thrive, and thus, I probably would be frequenting the board a lot less. Lo, and behold, my wife, in a slight fit of frustration and exasperation, banged the tablet "Fonzie" style (Yes, I know I am dating myself) and it came back to life! In the 24 hours since, it has been fine. I am thinking that something must be loose in the tablet, and I am trying to figure out what, because when I took the back off the device when trying to fix it, nothing looked amiss.

    Anyhow, as it stands, I am not going anywhere (no goodbyes!) since the Thrive is still working!

    (Although, in the interest of full disclosure, I have always said this is the best site on the 'net, so I probably wouldn't go anywhere anyway )
    Last edited by Torrid; 09-24-2014 at 01:13 PM.
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    Good news!

    I'd just go through and reseat all connections, especially those to the display, emmc, and switches (both ends of each). 👍👍

    The teardown will show you.... http://www.techrepublic.com/pictures...hiba-thrive/1/
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    Good to know the "Fonzie" thing worked. I'll have to remember that for future reference, lol.
    Thriving with dalepl's silky-smooth DaleNet IMM76D.01.000072314 Rooted ROM (US ICS 4.0.4) and Pio_Masaki's Melchior v 2.4 kernel

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    Well, it did work for about a day and a half. This weekend, I was going to check out the video that danvee so nicely provided and get to work. However, today, the wife discovered a crack in the bezel of the Thrive and it is again not turning on. The difference this time is the lights on the side are working where as last time, they weren't. Did her Fonzie manoeuvre do this? Possibly. I don't know because I didn't get a good look after she did it.

    I may be on the hunt again.

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    Don't panic.... Plenty of "donor" devices on eBay....
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    Sorry to hear that. As danvee said, you can usually find a "for parts" Thrive very inexpensively on eBay. Since these devices are aging, it's a good idea to have a donor device handy to switch out parts
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    Good idea. According to the wife, this crack has been there for awhile, I didn't know about it since I don't use it anymore. So I guess I'll look at getting a spare and look at the danvee suggested video again.

    Thanks, danvee...I believe I forgot to thank you earlier!

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