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  1. Hi. I like to use the free WiFi at the Subway sandwich shop a half mile away. For the past ten days, it's been acting up. The owner says they need a new router. YouTube videos will play alright for a while then freeze and buffer non-stop. I have to restart my tablet over and over to finish videos. I found playing them at a lower quality helps but they don't look as good, of course. He says he has to fix some other things in his other restaurant first and will replace the router soon. I want to know if buying a portable ATT hot spot from amazon.com would be a good idea to have at hand for when the Subway router is down. My tablet doesn't pick up any ATT hot spots when I look. I see everything nearby like Xfinity WiFi and the free Subway connection and nearby stores' WiFi but no ATT hot spots, which would be free for me as I have ATT wireless at home. I was wondering if the portable hot spot would work at the Subway and pick up ATT and be free for me? I'd have to get a SIM card, I think. I talked to an ATT tech on chat and he said that there's lots of ATT hotspots and I just need to connect to one when I go out, but, like I said, none show up on my tablet when I check. I looked at a hot spot map for my area and no ATT ones show up there. I found out this is a common complaint with ATT customers on their forums. ATT says they have over 17,000 hot spots across the U.S. but nobody can locate any. I go to ATT sites that say they'll show where they are but just show how to connect to one, or just show area coverage, but no hot spot locations. Why don't they show their customers where to find them if they're there? So would getting a portable ATT hot spot from amazon.com work for me, do you think? I'm not really knowledgeable about them. What's going on with the lack of ATT hot spots? Thanks for any advice.
  2. Hi. Sorry for the late reply. Things came up. Thanks for all your help.
  3. My laptop detected it and then I could connect my earbuds. Why, I don't know. I guess the last factory reset fixed it. Now the battery wants to go to zero when it gets down to 20%. And I can't update the system. I'm looking at YouTube videos for things to try. Thanks for the help.
  4. Hi. I just got a refurbished Nexus 10 tablet that works OK except for the Blue Tooth function. I tried connecting my Symphony PX-5 Blue Tooth earbuds but they aren't detected by the Nexus 10. They work fine with my other tablets and laptop but not with this tablet. It searches but doesn't detect anything. I tried doing a complete factory reset three times and still have the same problem. The OS looks different than my other Nexus 10 that I got new and that the ear buds work fine with. It also won't update to the higher OS that it says I can update to, no matter what I try, and I went through every suggestion I could find. Is there anything else I could try before I send it back for a refund? I got a really good deal and like the tablet's high resolution. Thanks for any help.
  5. Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for the help.
  6. I looked on the Lenovo website and the warranty doesn't apply anymore. I messed with it last night and got a screen to come on that's in Chinese and lets you go through a lot of tests to see if the tablet is working right. The colors, speakers, front and rear cameras, and everything else tested fine. Does that mean the OS is still there? Anyway, I'll try the XDA site. Thanks a lot for the help!
  7. Hi. I have a fairly new Lenovo Tab 10 tablet that got stuck during an update so I turned it off. Now it won't come on all the way. I get the Lenovo icon on the screen with the orange box and white letters, but that's it. I can get to the box with the factory restore/wipe cache program and run it. It wipes the cache but doesn't do the factory restore. I've read there are ways to get the OS and put it on a laptop and install the OS from that to the tablet. Or maybe use a micro-SD card instead. I don't trust what I've seen though. I don't know how safe the ones I've seen are. Is there a way I can do this myself? Thanks for any advice. Here's the description from amazon. Lenovo Tab 10 Tablet, 10.1" HD Touchscreen, Qualcomm Quad-core Processor 1.30GHz, 1GB Memory, 16GB Storage, Wifi, Bluetooth, Webcam, Up to 10 hours battery life, Android 6.0 OS Series Lenovo TB-X103F TAB 1G+16GBL-US Item model number ZA1U0000US
  8. Oops. I meant to type Tab 10 above. That's what I used. Sorry. I wonder why they don't work?
  9. I tried entering the model name but it didn't recognize it. I put in Tab 3, then Lenovo Tab 3, but it wouldn't work. On amazon.com, it lists the model as a Lenovo Tab 3. I tried the model number from the back, TB-X103F, but no luck. After I tried a model name, I clicked on the window that says to enter the HW Code but it wouldn't work. Is there another model name I should try? Also, after downloading the Smart Assist software and opening it. I got a popup window with a red circle and white cross sign in it, and a "boing" sound, saying "Windows cannot find "IS Process Exist" Make sure you typed the name correctly and try again". I deleted the Smart Assist program and downloaded it again and got the same warning message. Is there something wrong with the program? I guess I should contact Lenovo.
  10. Well, I tried downloading and installing the Android 6 OS but it didn't work either. I really appreciate the advice and all the effort you all made. Thanks again.
  11. I downloaded the Smart Assist software and plugged in my tablet but didn't have any luck. I typed in the model number I got from the back but it didn't work. I got the Chinese menu I mentioned earlier to open and just tapped on everything in the list. It's some kind of checking program. One thing checked the front camera and the next checked the rear one. Another tested the left speaker and another the right, and so on. so it's not completely dead. I have two other tablets, a Nexus 10 and a Samsung Tab 3. I wonder if I could get a backup OS from one of them onto a thumb drive and out that on my Lenovo?
  12. OK. Thanks a lot, everybody, for the advice.