12-06-2012 12:44 PM
I have recently bought an Iconia Tab W500. After installing Windows 8, screen rotate stopped working. I know about the rotate lock - it's off! What do I do?
12-06-2012 02:55 PM - last edited on 12-06-2012 03:17 PM by Acer-Tommy
Hello jatclat, The best thing to do is go to the support site and download the G sensor driver for windows 8. Here is the link you need G sensor Driver
12-06-2012 10:18 PM
Well you may want to try and downgrade back to the OEM Windows 7 load and then update all the drivers then run the upgrade to Windows 8 and this may help
12-07-2012 03:23 PM
Seems to have been solved now. The difficult bit was finding the Device Driver on the Acer site. It's in Applications, but not mentioned under Windows 8.
12-07-2012 04:04 PM
awesome Glad to hear the unit is working now.
01-15-2013 07:45 PM
Did you just install the device driver to get it to work under applications and was it Windows 8 the Commercial release version. Did you also update the AMD Driver.
04-20-2013 11:14 AM
Apologies for not replying before. I installed Windows 8 Pro but not (knowingly) the AMD driver. Automatic screen rotate worked. But after a week or so I didn't need that function, and when I wanted to use it again just a few days ago it had stopped working. I then reinstalled the device driver, plus the AMD driver - which Windows thought had already been installed. There was a moment of excitement when the screen changed from landscape to portrait, but there it stuck. I re-set it to landscape using Control Panel/Display. There I noticed that Windows 8 doesn't give an option for variable orientation: it wants you to tell it either portrait or landscape. So it seems I can change the orientation manually but not automatically.