May 8th, 2012, 03:59 PM
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Samsung Galaxy 7" Tablet is dead, where to buy a new battery?
I had that tablet for three months only. It has Froyo 2.2 installed.
Battery was draining very fast, sometimes I had to charge it twice a day. I used it in the evenings for reading books, checking emails, sometimes watched videos on youtube and listened to the music. Maximum it was 3-4 hours a day of active use but I kept it on, just switched it to airplane mode. I always kept it in protective case, never banged or scratched it.
Five days ago I charged it and I was wathing some video and it died right in the middle, it just went black. I tried to charge it using micro USB cable from my computer, then using original power adapter, light was on but it was not charging. It was not turning on with or without the charger plugged into it.
I used a paper clip and did a reset. I had a situation like that before and it helped. It didn't work this time.
I pressed and hold the power button while at the same time touching the screen. It didn't work. I connected the power cable and repeat the above steps. It didn't work.
Since nothing works I wonder if there is anything else I can do to revive it? What can be wrong with it?
I think there two things that can be dead, it's either a battery or a motherboard. If it's a motherboard due to some short current, then it's over.
If it's a battery, then maybe I can replace it somehow. I don't have any Samsung service centers around. So I need to buy a battery, open it and replace it myself.
Does somebody know where to buy a replacement battery for this thing?
Can somebody recommend any training video that would show how to do it youself? Did somebody ever do it yourself?
I have nothing to lose, I already lost my money for this tablet so I may as well have fun breaking it and learning what's inside