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    Hard briked, couldn't fix it, got another TF201 to use parts!

    I got hard bricked my tf201. I followed every tutorial on the net but I couldn't fix it. It doesn't appear on adb even with the naked drivers! So I got a broken TF201 (it turns off when not connected to AC and the camera is broken) to use the parts of this TF201 to fix mine.I want files from my original TF201, that's why Im not replacing camera and battery on the new one!. What pieces should I replace? there's a video tutorial or something?

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    Welcome to the forum

    If in fact your original 201 is hard bricked beyond recovery, no parts from any other 201 will help. No matter what you do it will still be hard bricked.

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    Oh, the official Asus support in my country told me to get one to replace something... so I should change the battery and camera from the new TF201.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSlash View Post
    Oh, the official Asus support in my country told me to get one to replace something... so I should change the battery and camera from the new TF201.
    Asus support told you to replace something yourself? Interesting. Usually their only answer is to send it in....
    They told you to replace what?

    You cannot save the data on the old tablet. The internal memory is an integral part of the mainboard. If the tablet is hardbricked the mainboard is dead and so is the data on it.

    What you can do is replace the battery and camera on the new unit and see if that one will boot. Or take both units apart and reassemble by using the best parts of each. Not an easy task though....
    Replacing the camera and battery is doable with some care and skill. Everything above that - you better have some experience with small electronics...
    Check ifixit.com for tear down videos and also search YouTube. Many repair videos on both of them.

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    They told me to replace the mainboard. They don't told me that I should do it, they said that if I get another TF201 they will do it. But I wanna give a shot We have a closed economy for many years in my country and that's why they have no solution or replacement parts.

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    Changing the mainboard is about the only thing that will work. Good luck with it, I think you'll fix it, if you are careful dismantling and reassembling. That said, if the new one works, why mess about at all...?

    Your files are not, repeat not, recoverable. That's 100% certain.

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    As my files were not recoverable, I just put the battery from the old tablet to the new one and worked perfect! I didn't change the camera because, in the process, I broke the old tablet screen. I don't wanted to broke something else and get without ANY table! So I leave it as it is. I only use this tablet as book/comic reader, don't need the camera.
    Now I have again the new tablet working!
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