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iconia w500 issues, anyone can help ?

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  • hi, I have installed on iconia W500. My only problem is the gsensor does not work, the screen does not rotate and the laberinte game does not work.

     

    I have install the Bosch driver but not luck..

     

    Anyone know what drivers do I need to install ? Do you have a link ?

     

    Thanks in advance

     

    Friday, September 16, 2011 2:53 PM

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  • Hello...

    I have a W500 and it's really easy to fix the G-sensor problem. Visit the Acer Website acer.com and go to downloadd and support. Then click TABLETS > ICONIA TAB > ACER W500 > CLICK THE PICTURE

    Under drivers download the Bosch g-sensor driver (this is what you may have already done)

    Then under the Applications tab download the Device Control and HID Monitor apps... Install these, reboot and it should work - it did for me - and all without compatibility mode.

    The great thing is that Metro also works in portrait mode and screen orientation change is super quick (unlike win7 4 seconds to change!)

     

    Hope this helps,

     

    Aquadextrous.


    Saturday, September 17, 2011 5:39 PM
  • it works for me with the x86 build, using the win7 drivers from acer. as the tablet ships with win7 x86 i think it'll be difficult to find working 64bit drivers.
    Developer. Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, WP7, Silverlight.
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:31 PM

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  • Hey Iosu Buenetxea,

     

    Let's try installing the Bosch driver using the compatibility troubleshooter:

    • Enter the Start screen
    • Swipe your finger from the right edge of the screen toward the center of the screen to expand the Charms section
    • Select Search
    • Type Compatibility
    • Click Settings in the right column
    • Click Run programs made for previous versions of Windows

     

    Then follow the prompts and direct the troubleshooter to the installer for your computer's driver/drivers.

     

    If that doesn't help, check to see if a more recent version of the BIOS for your computer is available from Acer and then installed the latest version by following the instructions for your computer.

    Modifying BIOS/ complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS/UEFI settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.

     

    Hope that helps.


    Steven
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 5:33 PM
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  • Hello...

    I have a W500 and it's really easy to fix the G-sensor problem. Visit the Acer Website acer.com and go to downloadd and support. Then click TABLETS > ICONIA TAB > ACER W500 > CLICK THE PICTURE

    Under drivers download the Bosch g-sensor driver (this is what you may have already done)

    Then under the Applications tab download the Device Control and HID Monitor apps... Install these, reboot and it should work - it did for me - and all without compatibility mode.

    The great thing is that Metro also works in portrait mode and screen orientation change is super quick (unlike win7 4 seconds to change!)

     

    Hope this helps,

     

    Aquadextrous.


    Saturday, September 17, 2011 5:39 PM
  • Hello...

    I have a W500 and it's really easy to fix the G-sensor problem. Visit the Acer Website acer.com and go to downloadd and support. Then click TABLETS > ICONIA TAB > ACER W500 > CLICK THE PICTURE

    Under drivers download the Bosch g-sensor driver (this is what you may have already done)

    Then under the Applications tab download the Device Control and HID Monitor apps... Install these, reboot and it should work - it did for me - and all without compatibility mode.

    The great thing is that Metro also works in portrait mode and screen orientation change is super quick (unlike win7 4 seconds to change!)

     

    Hope this helps,

     

    Aquadextrous.


    Are you using x86 or x64 disk? I can't get it to work with the full featured x64 installation
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:24 PM
  • it works for me with the x86 build, using the win7 drivers from acer. as the tablet ships with win7 x86 i think it'll be difficult to find working 64bit drivers.
    Developer. Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, WP7, Silverlight.
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:31 PM
  • Thank you,

    Reinstalled as x86 that did the trick, I'm now going to have to remote into a VM on another system to do the metro development (32 GB SSD doesn't leave enough room for a dual boot on this device.

    I've, had several systems ship as x86 and switched them to 64bit but none with unique hardware like the g sensor here. The only results I could find while searching were all HTC Android devices, the spec sheet for the part and of course the W500 and W500P.


    • Edited by Kacey Green Sunday, September 25, 2011 4:04 PM autocomplete made this look funny
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 3:33 AM
  • Correct me if I'm wrong but no-one was able to have the the G-Sensor driver working on a X64 installation?
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    Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:04 PM
  • Not seeing any successes here. Perhaps an email to acer? I have identical scenario: w500, win8 developer trying to get x64 to work completely so I can work on metro natively. No joy on g sensor so far.

    If  anyone has a fix, email brent@streetcomputing.net and i will spread the word!!!

    Thursday, December 1, 2011 1:02 PM