I put my left hand in, then I pull my left hand out. I reextend my left hand but this time I shake it all about This hokey-pokey did nothing but entertain my dog. Try running the KKKure-rig without coffee cup. I did that and then later it seemed to work. The best advice, apparently, is to spank it…THE MACHINE! Oh come on, put that away ? Upside down over the sink, shake it like a polaroid picture then spank it like Lindsey Lohan. If not, look on craigslist. These are always available.
You've already gone to several techs in person and no one has resolved it. Do you really think a chat forum, without visual or tactile testing of the device, will improve that? Clean the contacts and befriend the evil entity inside the machine. Devil get out! T Acer Transformer is quite old. Dirt or foreign objects (or souls) might have upset the force (Luke!) ? Inside. New dock on ebay perhaps?
You're between a rock and, well, Mongolia. Your warranty is your best course of action. Don't try frankenstein-ing a repair or you'll void it Contact Apple, let them know your SHITuation and hopefully they can mark it in their notes so when you ARE able to send it, you're still covered.
A lot of times, the cost to repair the screen is nearly the cost to buy a new phone. Especially if it's an older phone (16gig) That's why you always backup. Google photos and an SD card has your photos while you're logged into your Google account for all your other apps. $100 to repair an old phone like 5 years old is $100 towards a much newer, faster, updated device. People are too sentimental or perhaps unaware of this reality when it comes to phones and cars. Never replace an engine or transmission - just upgrade to a better car. The screen of a phone is basically the engine or transmission - the most exoebsuy part 〽️.