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    Unhappy T100TA micro usb ports are loose or failing

    Argh, I'm at the end of my rope here. I work for a small nonprofit that owns about 25 T100TA-C2-EDUs. Some of them are relatively new - we bought a batch of surplus new-in-box models right when they stopped making them. They wanted affordable windows tablets, and I've always been a fan of Android TF devices, so I recommended these.

    Anyway, every day or so it seems now, someone comes in with charging problems. Nearly all of them have cables that simply don't sit tightly in the micro USB port, as if it's wonky, and the cables have to be "tweaked" to one side to get them to charge. Some of these, again, are devices that haven't been in use very often. Some don't charge at all now.

    Most of the chargers are aftermarket, but they are 3 amp chargers. I'm thinking maybe this is the problem? Are the OEM chargers shaped differently? Or are the ports just really delicate (they certainly look that way) and failing due to wear and tear??

    Also, has anyone used the newer HA or CHI models? I'm thinking of recommending them as replacements, but not if I'm going to have the same issues! Has ASUS sorted out their charging port game yet?
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    Thanks for the info

    It's a bit frustrating because I've had such good luck in the past, personally, with ASUS, but I guess that's just how the cookie (or component) crumbles.
    If it were a personal device, I'd like do the ol' "prop the cord against something" bit, but my boss doesn't consider that a solution.

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    Don't use cheap cables which disconnect when you bump them and have super thin wiring with high resistance.
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