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Help with Tablet

By learninmypc
Dec 12, 2015
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    A friend gave me this tablet last night with ONE power cord that plugs into the KB.
    How do I turn it on? I've tried the 3 buttons on it but nothing. When KB is plugged in, a red light shows beneath the blue tooth icon.
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,619   +336

    According to the AC adapter that plugs into the kb, its a Dell Windows 8 tablet. I can't get the tablet out of its case to see any more possible specs on the back .
    I've turned it on at the KB but the screen don't light up. ???
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2015
  3. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    My Dell Tablet has the power button on the edge,
    In landscape orientation, it is at either the upper right, or lower left
    depending on whether the tablet is "right-side" up or not.
    HTH
    .
    OH... and I have to hold it for at least a couple of seconds.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,619   +336

    Ok, I'm guessing then that I'll need a power cord to recharge the battery in it so it'll go on, thank you :)
     
  5. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    You found the power button?
    On mine, the charging port is a micro-usb slot on the same edge.
    I have a standard usb on the opposite edge from the charging port,
    and the volume control on the opposite edge from the power button.
    I think different models arranged them differently though.
    The same charger that charges the keyboard may charge the tablet ...
    not sure... don't have the kb for mine.
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,619   +336

    Ok, if the tablet & iPad are similiar, I'm guessing the power ON button is on the left side, if not, then I'd say its on top next to the volume button. The power input thing looks like a mini usb whereas the KB one is a totally different shape.
    I'm still waiting for a reply from the friend that gave it to me.
     
  7. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    From your description, I am guessing that yours is a Venue 8.
    It does have a different layout of ports and buttons than mine.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,619   +336

    Might you have a link to it or similiar in hopes I can locate it or similiar?? :)
     
  9. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    This offers some spec comparison between the venue 8 and the venue 11, but the pix are the 11.

    Dell does have a support page, where you should be able to download a manual for it.
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,619   +336

    Thank you for your help, I sincerely appreciate it , will check it out.
     
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  11. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    By the way... I think mine runs "hot",
    and I would not like a carrying case like this, especially if I could not remove it.
    I use a logitech wireless kb and mouse and usually use an acrylic stand with mine.
    I do like the idea of a case, but have not had much cause for concern.
    The "glass" on mine seems pretty resistant to scratching.
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,619   +336

    @BOOkWyrm , neither link is clickable :(
     
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,619   +336

    I'm debating about removing it "forceably" from the case. It seems stupid not to have a way to remove it
     
  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,619   +336

    Last edited: Dec 14, 2015
  15. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    Don't know what to say... they all work for me.
    Here are the urls, in order...
    Venue 11 compared : http://www.dell.com/us/p/dell-venue-11i-pro/pd
    Dell Manual DL page: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Products/?app=manuals
    The Acrylic stand I use: http://www.containerstore.com/s/off...s/tablet-ereader-stand/12d?productId=10033951
    so you can copy and paste to your browser, even if you cannot click.
    No Idea why the links don't work for you tho. Sorry.
    .
    As for removing it from the case...
    It seems to me there should be a way.
    After all... It was put INTO the case at some point, right?
    What did they do, shrink it to fit, like the old Levi's Jeans? :)
     
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  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,619   +336

    @B00kWyrm I had to cut the case to get some specs (Dell Portable Computer- Tablet
    Venue8 Pro / Input :5V & there a bit more but hard to read. Thank you kindly. :)
     
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  17. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,234   +201

    Looking at the first picture I'd say it may pull out in the direction of the keyboard. Is that a tab at the bottom of the screen that you can pull and release the tablet or is it just a loop for storing the missing stylus? There's only four sides so it should slide out of one of them. It makes iPads look great.
     
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,619   +336

    Somehow my post here got deleted. My original post said I could find no "velcro" type way to get it out & that tab is for the missing stylus so I had to cut the top left & right corners to free it.
    After posting that, I tried to edit it to say I found the "velcro" tab very well hidden at the bottom by the stylus . Stupid dell :mad: IMO.
     
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  19. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,234   +201

    It was likely mentioned in the original instructions and designed like that to make everything look tidy. Try asking the donor if he has the charger for the tablet. It'd be a shame to buy one and find that the tablet doesn't work.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2015
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  20. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,619   +336

    I've already emailed my friend asking about it, just waiting for a reply. :)
     
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  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,619   +336

    Happy to say I got an email from him & he says he believes he has the cord. I told him I'm bringing it with me when I go see him in a couple days. Charge it on the spot :) :) Will post back to confirm or ??? :)
     
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