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Tablet Power Socket Fix & Increase Sound Output. ++easy to open!

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 Have to lean on the plug to get it to charge? want to increase its sound output? its only 4 months old and weak design errors are making it unreliable , i did not pay for the extended warranty.as it was not an expensive tablet.

"do you want to buy the extended insurance..blah blah blah.. for £20?"________________no i wont drop it.
" if it breaks we will replace blah blah blah"________________________  what about my information, I will fix it.
"antivirus.. blah blah blah.. for £20?"________________android antivirus are you serious,i have a real computer
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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new plug and socket, i chose one bigger and much more reliable than the original,
small screwdrivers,
wire cutter/ stripper
iron and solder
sharp and knife file
multimeter and sticky tape
heatshrink and lighter

Step 2: Open the case

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i found no external screws, luckily i did not have to remove the front screen or anything drastic.
  • remove your sd card.
i found i could push a thumbnail in a groove around the edge, so i guessed it was a snap fit cover ,
  • starting at a corner away from buttons i slid a flat screwdriver around the edge at about 45 degrees , only allowing a few mm of the blade in at a time, hearing the clips pop as i went round.
  • when opening there will be a wire going to the speaker.
  • and the volume and power button will fall out.

Step 3: Your in!

disconnect wire ribbons by lifting the tabs on the wire ribbon connectors then pull them.
, there was sticky tape holding stuff in place.
and remove the two screws.
so you can get to the where the power socket is soldered on.

Step 4: Flip the board

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be very carefull with the wire on the left of the board. the connections look weak.