I'm Locked Out of My Azpen Tablet
By Melissa King
Azpen's Android-based tablet PCs give you access to email, social-networking accounts, video chat and a variety of productivity-boosting apps. If your tablet stops responding or you can't remember your password, you may need to perform a factory reset. This process will delete your current password so you can set a new one, but it also erases your settings and other files stored on the device.
Press the Power button to turn off the tablet if it's turned on.
Press the Power button 10 times while holding down the Volume button.
Locate the Reset button on the back of the tablet. While still holding the Volume button, press the Reset button with a paperclip three or four times.
Release the Volume button when the tablet turns on, which may take up to five minutes. When the tablet resets, you will see the Android symbol and a red triangle appear onscreen.
Press Volume Up, then press Volume Down. If the Display Options screen doesn't appear, repeat the above steps.
Highlight the third option, "Wipe the Data/Factory Reset," then press the Power button.
Scroll to "Delete All User Data" and press the Power button. Wait a moment as the tablet performs a data wipe.
Select "Reboot the System Now" when the data wipe is completed.
Re-flashing may also fix the problem if you're locked out of the tablet. Re-flashing requires Azpen's Live Suite application and the image file for your tablet. At the time of publication, however, Azpen has temporarily disabled tablet image file downloads.
You can copy files on the tablet to your computer or an SD card to prevent data loss in the future.
Performing a factory reset will erase everything on your tablet.
The information in this article applies to Azpen A701 tablets running Android 4.0.
Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.