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    Question Charging Issue - Cable Faulty(?)

    I own a TF101 since the first day it was released in Canada. Love all the outputs. However, Asus let me down with a crappy power supply. It broke when i pulled it from the plug. I ain't that strong.

    So, I bought a chinese power supply through ebay. It worked fine for a few weeks. During the last week, the charge was not consistent. I have to replug the cable a few times until it showed the charging icon. Now, nothing helps.

    So, I believe the problem is with the connecting pin or MB of the TF101. I pulled the pins out as suggested else where and try to lock it in. No luck. I cut the cable and checked the voltage across the wires from the power supply. It is good too.

    I have another option, which is to cut the OEM wire (USB 3) and connect it to the power supply. Prior to that I tried connecting the power supply to usb 2.0 female and connected the oem cable. it does not work either.

    Guys, give me some suggestion what to do. I do not want to hear the male pin in the MB is malfunctional. I can buy a power supply (OEM) off internet for $40. I just want to know, it is the problem with the cable before that. Thank you for the suggestions.

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    Hi 3rs, I don't have any experience with cable/charging issues personally, sorry...not gonna be much help.
    I am going to add 'cable faulty?' to your thread title & move it over to the accessories forum--you may get a few tips/pointers there.

    Welcome to the forum. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by eejit View Post
    Hi 3rs, I don't have any experience with cable/charging issues personally, sorry...not gonna be much help.
    I am going to add 'cable faulty?' to your thread title & move it over to the accessories forum--you may get a few tips/pointers there.

    Welcome to the forum. Cheers
    thank you! i posted here due to worries about faulty connector pin in the MB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3rsaku View Post
    thank you! i posted here due to worries about faulty connector pin in the MB.
    I;m thinking your options there are limited. Sending it to ASUS for repair may be your best option. Trying to repair it may make things worse due to the delicate nature of those pins. I doubt there is going to be a way for you to replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeshor View Post
    I;m thinking your options there are limited. Sending it to ASUS for repair may be your best option. Trying to repair it may make things worse due to the delicate nature of those pins. I doubt there is going to be a way for you to replace it.
    thank you. Can I cut the provided usb cable and connected it with the power supply? Will that work? Any idea on the color of the cables for + and -. And, it is not worth it to send it to asus for repair at a cost of $200.

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    I'm not familiar enough with it to provide an answer, but it may be easier to buy a new tablet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeshor View Post
    I'm not familiar enough with it to provide an answer, but it may be easier to buy a new tablet.
    i connected the tf101 to the PC via provided usb cable. It will do a slow charge. I will pull it tomorrow morning to check if there is some charge on it. Will update it. In the worst case, I will send it to Asus for repair. If it costs an arm and leg, sell it on ebay as is.

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    Good thing that you'll send it to ASUS for repair, that's the 1st thing you should do instead of buying another one. hahaha

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    Update 1: Received the new power supply. It didn't work either.

    Two options: iFixit style repair or send it to Asus for repair. The second option would cost me the same as buying a refurbished one off store.

    Third option: Sell it on ebay as-is.

    Is there any guide to fix this issue by ourselves? thank you!

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    I don't know if there's a guide per se, but places like tech republic have a teardown posted.
    You can also have a cruise through ewe toob for breakdown vids

 

 
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