First, $89 for a refurbished Tab 8 isn't as big a steal as you would believe. That was the Costco price in Dec. of last year.
Second, I also experienced the screen flash behavior. I wish I had it back because after it ceased the deep sleep/sleep lock situation began. This lockup while in sleep mode happens now with every use. I've tried deleting and shutting down apps to no avail. Could it have anything to do with McAfee AV running? It came standard on these devices and could be a common thread.
Holding the power button for about twenty seconds then release and push again will restart the device but is that a solution? I like the idea of the class action suit. Now that would be a solution.
Got my iconia 8 yesterday,, this morning I charged it fully... I went out to my therapy session so i leave my tablet on the house, when i came back my iconia is off and i cant turn it on...
[deleted post]I went through a few tablets and bought an acer a1-830.mfg. sept. 2014 from acer factory refurbished. It was just like a brand new one. New ports, buttons and completely new casing, or skin. Have never had any issue and it cost 89.00 was a steal
For those experiencing the shutdown problem in this tablet, try holding the lock button for 15-20 seconds, release it and click it immediately. It works to my iconia tab 8 :)
One week after buying the device, he began to have trouble to power up and two months later stop working
I got the device on the night of my birthday a couple of days ago and it works. When its done fully charged or after turning on while locked, it appears as I press the power button at the right, a black screen shows with no screen view.
I have no issue with mine except there are bugs with the screen flickering every 10 mins but that's it really!
lifepo4, 11 Jan 2015Serious issue with the power button, randomly it will not power on even you try for 20-30 min,... moreSame here they made me wait a month for them to repair it and I have had it one day and it's already doing the same thing... It is faulty and we should get our money or a better tablet... I will take this to court if I have to... Its obvious there is a defect with this product and the customers should be taken care of.
OK so I see I am not alone with the issue of the Acer Iconia Tab 8. I had it for a couple of weeks and then it just shut off and never turned back on. I sent it for repair and I have had it one day and it did the same thing. I waited a month to get it back for this to happen again... Not happy with Acer company... We aren't here to test your "faulty products" and then be told that I can't get it replaced. I waited a long time to be able to afford a tablet and then this happened... Will never buy another Acer product again... Buyers beware
Try holding the power button for a few seconds and see if it turns on.
Nisa., 22 Apr 2015Have mine for 3 days. Was working perfectly then switched off and won't go back on. How did yo... moreIt happens to my Iconia Tab 8 too and idk how to open it again, hope someone knows how to fix tis issue.
Anonymous, 21 Feb 2015I just bought mine today at Funan centre. Same problem as you. After some navigation, i switch... moreHave mine for 3 days. Was working perfectly then switched off and won't go back on. How did you get yours to switch back on?
Anonymous, 21 Feb 2015I just bought mine today at Funan centre. Same problem as you. After some navigation, i switch... moreI also had the same thing after 2 weeks of use...
Motherboard was replaced and since then no issues at all!