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Had to get a new tablet. 336

Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,703 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Had to get a new tablet.
« on: October 17, 2021, 08:37:12 PM »
My Samsung Tab A 10.5 2016 model's battery is giving up on me. It does not last a single day now. I looked online and bought a replacement battery that came with a tool kit. I watched several online videos but try as I might, I could not get the back cover off of it. I plan on still trying to replace that battery. I am thinking of paying a local repair shop to do it. Nothing wrong with it other than a charge does not last on it. Too bad I can't seem to get the back clips to loosen.

When I got the tablet, I was not sure if I would use it much. I found out I use it daily. With that in mind, I just purchased a Samsung Tab S6 Lite from the local Best Buy. I was eyeing the Samsung Tab A7 for 100 less, but the S6 Lite has a faster processor, more RAM, and an included S Pen. I went for the upgrade. I just finished ordering a Unicorn Beetle hard case off of Amazon for it. I love the case on my older Tab A so it was not a hard decision to get one for the newer tablet.

Replacing the old table's battery should give me a backup. I still have an old 4th gen iPad that I use for education.

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 71,167
Re: Had to get a new tablet.
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2021, 04:29:38 AM »
Congrats on the upgrade :cheers: I have a very old (as far as tablets go) Samsung tablet circa 2013 for work and love it because of the 12 inch or so screen :o it had a Bluetooth keyboard/cover but it has unfortunately started acting up, it flickers at random and restarts at random  :ahhh I got a newer tablet that can be its replacement but the other works well for what I need it to and I am so use to it that it will be hard to change :facepalm:

Hope you can get your older one repaired  :tu: :like:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,703 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Had to get a new tablet.
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2021, 09:31:20 AM »
I hope I can. Just transferring all my personal settings to the new device using some Samsung software.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,311
Re: Had to get a new tablet.
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2021, 08:39:37 PM »
Congrats on the tablet and case.  I love my tablet and use it daily as well.  I prefer it over a laptop for most tasks.

I use UB cases for both phone and tablet.  They provided a good balance between protection and bulk without an outrageous price.

Hopefully, you can replace the battery on the old one to have a back-up.
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,580 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Had to get a new tablet.
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2021, 08:32:47 PM »
Repair is tricky on tablets. I tried a new battery for my old Samsung, it worked for a while but I eventually replaced it with a cheapish Lenovo tab. (And happy i did)

A few weeks back my wife's Samsung tablet died. It's likely the USB port, a common failure on that model, and nearly impossible to get apart. I might try with a new board from Amazon, but it might be easier to grab something new... It had a good run. Pisses me off that both Samsungs were far from entry level models, and had pretty basic failures. Hers had charging issues for quite some time...

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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,703 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Had to get a new tablet.
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2021, 11:48:18 PM »
Just got the tablet repaired and giving it a full charge right now. I hope the battery will work out.

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