These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Be sure to check out the Acer Iconia Tab A500 Troubleshooting page for common problems and solutions.
Identification and Background ¶
The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is an android tablet computer that was announced February 16, 2011, and made available to consumers on April 26. It boasts a large 10.1'' touchscreen display with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, along with a 16 GB hard drive and 1024 MB of RAM. It has a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera, an HDMI port, and Bluetooth capabilities.
It runs most Google Apps and features high speed internet browsing, enhanced game play and graphics, and up to 8 hours of battery life. It is WiFi enabled, and comes with built-in online services that support Facebook, YouTube, Google+, and Twitter.
Announce Date: February 16, 2011
Model Number: A500-10S16u
Processor: 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra
Operating System: Android 3.0 Honeycomb
Color Display: 10.1 inches (25.7 cm), LCD, multi-touch touchscreen with light sensor and scratch-resistant glass
Graphics: 1280 x 800 pixel, 149 ppi
RAM: 1024 MB
Storage: 16 GB flash memory
Battery: Lithium Polymer (LiPo) 3260 mAh (Web browsing over Wi-Fi - up to 10 hours, video playback - up to 8 hours)
Weight: 1.6 lbs
Dimensions: 7 inches (17.8 cm) x 10.2 inches (26 cm) x 0.5 inches (1.3 cm)
Interfaces: 1 Micro-HDMI, 1 audio-out port, 1 USB 2.0
Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, voice recording