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# 251021 5-Jun-2019 10:18
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I made the mistake to buy a no-name tablet from Aliexpress. After 2 months it just stopped working. It does not charge anymore, the screen doesn't come on, just nothing happens.

 

Think I can sell it for parts, but there are some photos/videos on it from my kids, I want to get those off first. I searched a bit, and mainly find websites wanting me to download a piece of software I never heard about.

 

If possible I would like the photos back, otherwise it's fine to wipe the device. Would that be possible using a magnet or is that an ancient trick? :)


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  # 2251876 5-Jun-2019 10:24
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*edit

Sorry reread your post, thought it was a laptop for some reason.

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  # 2251889 5-Jun-2019 10:50
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A magnet will have no effect at all on the memory chips in a tablet or any modern device; they only affect magnetic storage such as tapes.

 

If you're concerned for privacy and can't resurrect the device I think you need to destroy it or at least dismantle it and destroy anything that could be a memory chip


 
 
 
 


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  # 2251899 5-Jun-2019 11:02
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If it wont power on , no recovery software will work. No point clutching at straws . Be carefull, theres alot of scam recovery software out there .
Have you tried the obvious , perhaps it has an SDCard ?

 

If you REALLY want your data, take it to a Data recovery specialist , eg Datalab.
It will be expensive. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

 

"Sell it for parts"..... A dead , generic chinese Tablet would be worth at least $0  :-)
My working (old) Samsung Tablet is now literally worthless due to age.




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  # 2251905 5-Jun-2019 11:15
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1101:

 

If it wont power on , no recovery software will work. No point clutching at straws . Be carefull, theres alot of scam recovery software out there .
Have you tried the obvious , perhaps it has an SDCard ?

 

If you REALLY want your data, take it to a Data recovery specialist , eg Datalab.
It will be expensive. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

 

"Sell it for parts"..... A dead , generic chinese Tablet would be worth at least $0  :-)
My working (old) Samsung Tablet is now literally worthless due to age.

 

 

Thanks, yeah I figured all that data recovery software is all crap as it doesn't power on so it won't work.

 

I had it on TradeMe, I took it off after I realized about the photos, but at that time it did have some interest and 5 watchers. But probably only sells for a couple of dollars.

 

Think destroying is my only option then. It was new about $200, lesson learnt :(


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  # 2252008 5-Jun-2019 12:12
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You may be able to recover the photos etc cheaply enough.

 

Pull it apart, check to see if the storage is something as stupid as an internally mounted SD Card (yes it's been known to happen). It's probably eMMC thou, if so you'd need to desolder it, grab an EMMC reader off Aliexpress and recover.

 

A quick google shows there are a bunch of guides to doing that.

 

Goes without saying that the tablets value truly will be $0 at that point whether you succeed or not thou lol.





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