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Re: Power button problems

2012-04-11, 17:39 PM
I, too, would be interested in a part number and link. Excellent solution. Kudos.
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Re: Power button problems

2012-04-11, 19:06 PM

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I, too, would be interested in a part number and link. Excellent solution. Kudos.

Prevention is better than cure. If you're prepared to pop open the TPT, to replace the front camera board later down the road, then you're probably better off poping it open now and preventing it from failing using epoxy. Those who never see themselves opening the TPT are the only ones who should be waiting for the power button to fail.

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Re: Power button problems

2012-04-11, 22:46 PM
If it's not broke...

OTOH once it is...
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Re: Power button problems

2012-04-12, 1:11 AM

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If it's not broke...

OTOH once it is...

I would at least check to see which of the camera boards was in my TPT. If the power and volume buttons are only being held by three SMD pads then you know they're going to come loose eventually.

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Re: Power button problems

2012-04-12, 1:18 AM
I could be wrong, of course, but I bought this one in November, with a production date of 10/11, and it seems to be that after 5 months of nearly 16 hours a day use the button should have gone by now. I may be one of the lucky ones. If not..

My plate is full right now with my business, relocating it to the west coast, and preparing for the move. Don't need to borrow trouble at this point.
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Re: Power button problems

2012-04-12, 1:38 AM

I popped mine open as soon as the 30 day return/exchange window expired. Buttons are held by five SMD pads but I expoxied them anyway. Micro-USB connector is held by soldered thru-hole tabs so I'm good there too. That's peace of mind IMO.

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Re: Power button problems

2012-04-12, 2:28 AM
Normally I pop the top right away, too, but something tells me that at some point soon I'll want the warranty. Once it expires I'll be up to my elbows in TPT guts. I've always done my own repairs, but there's enough going on with this tab that I want to preserve warranty.
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Re: Power button problems

2012-04-12, 20:12 PM

Replacement board:

 

63Y1860 ($55 each)

 

Call 1-800-388-7080.  You can get an automated price quote for the item, then call back and talk to a real person.  They prefer if you can an existing account with them.

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Re: Power button problems

2012-04-13, 2:05 AM
Thanks!
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Re: Power Button switch fell off the motherboard

2012-04-25, 11:31 AM
when my power button failed I debated sending it in but I ended up soldering it myself.

I didn't glue it down but re-soldered the three contact pads at the back of the button and managed to anchor the front of the button with a more substantial blob of solder at each of the front two corners of the button (fused directly to the front of the metal button case and linked to the two solder pads on the edge of the PCB)

It feels more substantial now but I may additionally add a spot of glue to spread the load - plus the volume buttons are likely to suffer the same fate.
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