Sunday, September 14, 2014

Miix 2 8 touch failure and fix

I had seen such reports from the very beginning and finally mine started too after the summer heat. The symptom is obvious: touch no longer work. Sometimes it comes back to normal after a reboot. When this happens, you see yellow marks about your tablet and i2c:


A quick fix is to press down the upper right corner area, then disable and enable the i2c. A long term fix is to open the back door with a guitar pick (don't cut into the seam at the bottom!!!), unplug the cables, replug them and attach a piece of foam with double-side tape:


[Lenovo Miix 2 8]

15 comments:

  1. After installing Windows 10 (Preview Build 9879) on my Miix 2 8'' there have no touch failures and it seems to run much smoother. With Windows 8.1 my Miix 2 experienced failures sometimes multiple times in one day. I would suggest anyone with the touch issue try this method to Install Windows 10 via USB before opening up your Miix.

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    1. Which version did you install?
      32 or 64 bits?

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  2. This does not work for Miix 2 10...

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  3. Dear Sean, your solution works, thank you very much

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  4. Great! It works Perfectly. Really Thanks.

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  5. You saved my life! After touchscreen problems (and also Windows capacitive button problems!) on my Miix 2 8", i made like on your video and the problem completely disappeared!

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  6. Dear sean, i open the miix 2 tablet, and done the thing, and the prob solved, no more unresponsive touch screen, thank you very much.

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  7. Sean, you are genius. How could you find that! Thanks,

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  8. Hi, do I need to disconnect the battery first in case it gets short circulated?

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    1. That's always a good practice, but I didn't, only turned off the tablet.

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  9. Seems to have worked for me too. Thanks!

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  10. still having the issue. tried the "foam" solution and it worked for a while. tried uninstalling drivers - didn't work.
    it sometimes freeze on me while still working and usually pressing here and there in the top-right can work, but sometimes not, in which case i turn it off and leave it (sometimes it seems to work ok on the next boot).
    funny thing is, every-time i give up and wanted to send back, it just starts ok again.
    will try win 10 later. any issues so far with official win 10?

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    1. Try a tougher foam, such as those for winter window seal.

      I have no interest in Windows 10.

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  11. Putting foam across the connectors worked for me too - great tip, thanks

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  12. lwnovo miix 3 Touch unresponsive after booting new windows installtion

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