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#265527 25-Jan-2020 14:04
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WTB:

 

Basic low spec tablet for special needs person to browse web/youtube etc

 

Just gave them this one, bought from freitasm which suited perfect but the power ports been munted, was the nicest thing the person owned, they're very upset, so we'll provide another + improved care instructions this time:

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=259986





 

 


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Master Geek


#2409774 29-Jan-2020 17:09
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Bumping this so I don't 'take over' another thread 🤣

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=265565





 

 


  #2409798 29-Jan-2020 17:59
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I have a really old AIWA AW920 tablet you can have free.

Battery probably not working anymore.

Pickup in Belmont Auckland.




 
 
 
 




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  #2409814 29-Jan-2020 18:48
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Thank you kindly Prudle for the generous offer.

 

The previous tablet had the power port ruined, not sure whether someone was trying to insert the mini-USB plug in upside down or whether someone tripped over the lead (had given him a very long cable in hopes of mitigating this 'eventuality') - guess too, we're hoping (the geek in us) to maybe upgrade him (a wee bit) from the previous ASUS ME301T (10.1 inches LCD, Android 4.2.1, 16 GB storage, WiFi 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth, GPS, 5 MP camera).

 

But he definitely needs some decent battery life, things probably gonna have every app running all the time 🤣

 

 

 

Prudle: I have a really old AIWA AW920 tablet you can have free.

Battery probably not working anymore.

Pickup in Belmont Auckland.







 

 


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  #2409941 29-Jan-2020 22:41
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You wanna do a micro USB power port replacement on a Galaxy Tab A SM-T580?

It's WiFi only, 16GB + SD, 2GB RAM, 10.1" FHD screen, running Nougat that the previous owner yanked too hard on the power cable one day. It'll take wireless charge if you pull the back off & stick the voltage receiving pad in there. The tablet works fine if you get power into it & is a substantial upgrade for your young friend.

The previous owner balked at my price to replace the socket & bought a replacement. I just haven't been interested in repairing it myself yet. One day I'm sure I'd get around to fixing it but if it went to a good purpose in the meantime then I'm all good with that.

So your total investment would be the cost of replacing the power port, I'll give it up for $0 seeing as it's helping someone less fortunate than me.

You'll need a 2A charger for it. If you decide wireless charging is a good idea, I can include a wireless charging base but not the internal stick-on pad.





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  #2409943 29-Jan-2020 22:59
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Micro usb is horrible for anyone and a common point of failure on many phones and tablets.

If it lasted long enough that's good. Otherwise hacked in wireless could be the way to go for long life, at the cost of slower charging I think, and less availability.

Usb-c is unidirectional. Latest devices only as far as I'm aware.

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  #2410130 30-Jan-2020 12:40
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I have a Sony Xperia Z tablet, will pm you




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  #2410148 30-Jan-2020 13:02
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Cheers Brett, am going to PM you shortly 👍

 

1024kb: You wanna do a micro USB power port replacement on a Galaxy Tab A SM-T580?

It's WiFi only, 16GB + SD, 2GB RAM, 10.1" FHD screen, running Nougat that the previous owner yanked too hard on the power cable one day. It'll take wireless charge if you pull the back off & stick the voltage receiving pad in there. The tablet works fine if you get power into it & is a substantial upgrade for your young friend.

The previous owner balked at my price to replace the socket & bought a replacement. I just haven't been interested in repairing it myself yet. One day I'm sure I'd get around to fixing it but if it went to a good purpose in the meantime then I'm all good with that.

So your total investment would be the cost of replacing the power port, I'll give it up for $0 seeing as it's helping someone less fortunate than me.

You'll need a 2A charger for it. If you decide wireless charging is a good idea, I can include a wireless charging base but not the internal stick-on pad.

 

 

 

 

 

100%, it's a horrible connection, and I'm not that surprised 1024kb's client has one in a similar state as our stuffed ASUS. The part is $10 on aliexpress, it's not difficult to take the boards out (of either the ASUS or the SAMSUNG) but what we lack completely is soldering skill, theres 4 little feet/studs on the corners of the port that hold it on the board + 6 wee connections on the rear, 100 miles beyond our ability to remove & install a new port. The guys in the Quicki Mart Tech Repair store wanted $75 (just for the soldering). Theres plenty of youtube videos showing how to do it.. anyway it's way beyond the scope of our capability unfortunately... and the user isn't able to remove the back/utilize any wireless hacks. Wireless is probably just what they need though!! This guy uses cool 'hot tweezers'.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tjGevKmJt4

 

gzt: Micro usb is horrible for anyone and a common point of failure on many phones and tablets.

If it lasted long enough that's good. Otherwise hacked in wireless could be the way to go for long life, at the cost of slower charging I think, and less availability.

Usb-c is unidirectional. Latest devices only as far as I'm aware.

 

 

 

 

 

W/thanks, your PM has been responded to.

 

dafman:

 

I have a Sony Xperia Z tablet, will pm you

 





 

 


 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  #2410303 30-Jan-2020 17:10
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I have a very old tablet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asus_Eee_Pad_Transformer

 

I could just send this for free. May have to flash it to a newer ROM (I can't remember the last time I'd flashed this) but if you're keen let me know :)

 

-Ven




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  #2410455 30-Jan-2020 23:04
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Extremely generous, thank you Ven & PM duly replied to with thanks

 

A half dozen GZ'rs have offered solutions, it is actually amazing, and ultimately @1024kb has done us a real solid fixing his clients SAMSUNG tablet's power port with no doubt exemplary soldering skills, plus we have also asked if we can buy a Surface Pro 2 device from @kiwi_64 who also was one of the generous respondents

 

All you people, who have PM'd, written & offered assistance deserve medals

 

Thanks so much, great forum ethos, amazing people here

 

Well done gents

 

 

 

Harlan

 

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venomio:

 

I have a very old tablet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asus_Eee_Pad_Transformer

 

I could just send this for free. May have to flash it to a newer ROM (I can't remember the last time I'd flashed this) but if you're keen let me know :)

 

-Ven

 





 

 


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  #2410618 31-Jan-2020 11:31
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"to browse web/youtube etc"

 

My advice
You need to run a recent YouTube app , as the very old YT apps may no longer connect
The new TY app runs like a pig , you need a bit of grunt to run it.

Thats why I had to upgrade my 100% working 7" samsung, it was too slow for the new YT app , and the old YT app no longer worked.
So keep that in mind , dont go for an old underspeced tablet , with a long obselete version of android .

 

:-)




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#2410697 31-Jan-2020 12:49
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Thanks for the info 1101, had not even even considered this type of factor tbh, then again we're people who only just realised you can't seem to watch YT video's in 'full screen' without using the YT App

 

For the user of the device, things in general tend to happen pretty slowly, his new GALAXY tablet will look & feel like a very futuristic device to him!

 

 

 

1101:

 

"to browse web/youtube etc"

 

My advice
You need to run a recent YouTube app , as the very old YT apps may no longer connect
The new TY app runs like a pig , you need a bit of grunt to run it.

Thats why I had to upgrade my 100% working 7" samsung, it was too slow for the new YT app , and the old YT app no longer worked.
So keep that in mind , dont go for an old underspeced tablet , with a long obselete version of android .

 

:-)

 





 

 


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