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Samsung Ulta Q1

When I remove the stylus from its holder slot it powers off the unit.

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  • benfmo Nov 06, 2007

    Unit powers down when ever I remove the stylus from its holder on the Q1 unit.



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There are two Youngshin-t AWM ribbon cables that wrap around at that point of the unit. Have you or someone taken the unit apart to upgrade the RAM or anything like that? I bought a used Q1 Ultra and previous owner was an idiot and had litterally broken several leads in the 10cm ribbon cable and also pits in the longer ribbon cable. There is a video online with a gentleman who does a ram upgrade, you can watch this to learn how to safely open the Q1 Ultra and check the stylus housing area for a short.

I'm not sure what Chipworm is talking about because the housing for the stylus does not contain any type of sensors that I am aware of. I've taken the Q1 Ultra apart down to individual components.

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The internal ribbon cable (CODE: Youngshin-t AWM 2896 30v 80c vw-1) may have become chaffed, when you remove the metal stylus the bare copper on the ribbon gets touched and powers down the unit. I recommend trying to find a replacement cable or if under warranty get it replaced by the manufacturer. try for spares.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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Stylus is controlled by the softwares , sensors are working fine in the pc . software problem is mpre likely then a hardware , try re-installing the OS , if it doesnt work the only you refer the company people (the manufacturers)

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