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    netbook with 7" display on 10" screen

    i have an augen genbook 108 that i obtained in the fall of '11 from ebay. when it boots up, i get the genbook splash, android splash, and the home page. all with what appears to be a 7" display on the netbook's 10.2" screen. what appears to be a sliding menu (which doesn't slide) covers the right hand portion of the display.

    i have been unable to root the device or install a different os (linux or android). can't find a whole lot on this guy. i'm not even sure what part needs updating/replacing. suggestions?

    model number: android for livall tcc8902 genbook (multi-language)
    firmware version: 2.1-update1
    baseband version: unknown
    kernel version: 2.6.29 hengai "at" liv-and-ser #5021
    build number: telechips_tcc8900_multi-eng 2.1-update1 eclair eng.hengai.20101108

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    Chromebook Ivew 4 incher tablet i386 Android netbook installs
    Can you access the internet with it?

    Not sure really what to tell you.
    http://androidforums.com/threads/hel...enbook.266053/
    https://www.forumeyes.com/android-he...-EMuEUoJd.html

    Posts there are few and far inbetween. These kind of netbooks can be like bic lighters.
    Great when they work. When they break. You toss them. I have a
    http://www.amazon.com/Iview-435TPC-4.../dp/B00FQT4RL8

    that I look on like that. When the battery dies out. I'll have fun finding one and then replacing it.

    So. Isn't there a factory reset to virgin state of android 2.1 with the F1 key?
    Maybe that will fix it.

    Also from what I am reading. There is a reset button on the bottom , near the power adapter slot.
    Maybe hitting that will fix it.

    When it is unplugged, use a paperclip or something similarly small, press that button in, hold it for a few seconds, then plug up the Genbook and try again. You might want to let it charge for a little while before trying to turn it on again.
    Good luck with it.

    Edit: just realized I necro posted to a 2012 thread. So. Never mind.


    Last edited by rokytnji; 03-05-2015 at 03:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    Can you access the internet with it?

    Not sure really what to tell you.
    http://androidforums.com/threads/hel...enbook.266053/
    https://www.forumeyes.com/android-he...-EMuEUoJd.html

    Posts there are few and far inbetween. These kind of netbooks can be like bic lighters.
    Great when they work. When they break. You toss them. I have a
    http://www.amazon.com/Iview-435TPC-4.../dp/B00FQT4RL8

    that I look on like that. When the battery dies out. I'll have fun finding one and then replacing it.

    So. Isn't there a factory reset to virgin state of android 2.1 with the F1 key?
    Maybe that will fix it.

    Also from what I am reading. There is a reset button on the bottom , near the power adapter slot.
    Maybe hitting that will fix it.



    Good luck with it.

    Edit: just realized I necro posted to a 2012 thread. So. Never mind.
    tanks for the comeback. i still have it; maybe i'll throw it away some day.



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    Wow> And here I thought I was singing to the crickets chirping in the woods.

    Hope ya fix it. I have been installing this

    http://www.android-x86.org/

    on my last one of these

    http://www.macomp.com/companionpc.asp

    I am finding it is a lot easier selling my older netbooks with Android on them than with Windows XP or Gnu/Linux on them .
    Installing Kit Kat 4.4 is a breeze on those non arm netbooks.
    Like AAO1 or EEEPC or Dell Mini or any intel based cpu netbook.

    The arm ones can be a PITB as you are finding out. Older arm cpus get no love it seems since there are so many different hardware
    configs to adapt to. Like your Augen.

    not sure where you are at. But this is pretty reasonable off of ebay and I have 2 of them now. My older netbooks (without touchscreen)
    are paying for the purchases of these.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/M-A-Companio...17417390&rt=nc

    Even if you could pawn off that augen for 10 bucks to someone. That is 10 bucks off the price of what I just posted. What I posted runs fast
    on intel atom and 1 gig of ram with a touchscreen. Android 4.4 or any Linux install will pick up everything with a later kernel. Even touchscreen.

    Edit: Missing stylus means nothing. Any plastic cheapo stylus that comes with palm pilot or whatever will work. It is that type of touchscreen.

    Happy Trailz, Rok


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    Last edited by rokytnji; 03-06-2015 at 04:44 PM.
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