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Charger port broken, USB charging is it an option?
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Hey all, 

I have a Arnova 10 G2, the charger pin in the charger plug on the device is broken, the battery is flat!

I'm wondering if there is anyway of been able to get the device to charge via the micro-usb port or the full USB


Help would be nice and thanks to any responders 


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Unfortunately using the charger connector is the only charging method for the tablet.

If the broken plug hasn't done too much damage on the tablet motherboard, it should be fixable by soldering a new plug on the board. This operation is quite feasible to anyone a little familiar with electronics, I did it on my Arnova 10 (first generation model) with no problem.


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I have 2 Arnova 10 G2 tablets here that a friend dropped around for me to look at. Neither of them were charging and a quick inspection revealed that both of them were minus the pin in the charging port.

I did a search online for a repair solution but couldn't find anything, so I decided to strip one down and take a look, and an hour later both tablets are now charging via the USB port! Unfortunately, I didn't take any photographs along the way but it's fairly simple and I can explain the process from memory.


1: Remove the 6 screws from the rear of the case.

2: Gently pry the case apart at one corner and by pressing in along the length of the joint with something plastic and pointed, release the clips until the 2 halves are seperated.

3: Lay the tablet on its back and gently fold the screen forward from the top, until you have 2 halves connected with ribbon cables at the bottom (these ribons can be left in place or removed... I left them in place)

4: Lift and remove the camera housing, being careful not to lose the volume and power buttons.

5: Remove the tape from the speaker wire and remove the speaker by gently lifting it. (I don't think this is absolutely necessary but it probably makes life easier)

6: Remove the 4 screws from the board, lift the board and turn it upside down.

7: Solder a wire from the +positive of the USB socket (left pin as viewed from underneath) to the + (middle pin) of the charging socket. I also ran a -negative wire from the right side USB terminal to the left pin of the charging socket. I don't think this is absolutely necessary, as the components share a common earth but I think it's good practice to do so.

That's it... reassemble everything in reverse order, plug a heavy duty USB cable into a 2A+ PSU, the other end into the tablet and you're good to go!

If you don't get a solid red light when you plug in your USB (I didn't at first, it was flickering between green and red), then either your PSU isn't powerful enough or the wiring in your USB lead isn't heavy enough and can't carry enough current. I didn't have a heavy enough USB lead, so I cut it down to within an inch of the plug, cut the plug off the original charger for the tablet and soldered them together with shrink tube to protect the wires. (be careful doing this, because not all USB leads use red for + and black for - ... mine were reversed!)

I plugged the freshly butchered power supply back in and hey presto... a solid red charging light and the tablets are working 100% again!

I'll probably replace the end with a heavy duty USB lead at some stage, because I don't like the idea of the cable joint being so close to the tablet but it's working fine for now.

I can't believe these tablets never came with an option to power them from USB.

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Source: How to Save HEIC Picture as JPEG On iPhone

Apple has inbuilt features of camera formats to take pictures and videos in HD quality (HEIC) picture and sequence pictures. However, you can use HEIC instead of JPEG files, and your videos will automatically get HEVC instead of H264.

These new features are advantageous to resize your smaller quality photos into High-quality for a little space. You can store more pictures and videos into your iPhone Device. These features were introduced in 2015 and maybe better from an earlier format like GIF. GIFs are more useful to present animated videos and photos nowadays in mobile phones for an update on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

HEIC and HEVC files are still not supported in all the devices universally and if you want to take HEIC photos by using your iPhone, they want to send to your friends or family who is using Windows computer.

Here are some methods to export your HEIC files and HEVC files into JPEG files and H264 files. If you continuously send pictures to your relatives and friends who are not using recently launched or current devices, then you can export your photos into JPEG format. It will give you the same quality of your picture in low space. Here is how to save Apple iPhone and Apple iPad pictures export in JPEG from HEIC file format.

1. Click on settings.

2. Hit on Camera.

3. Hit Formats.

4. Change camera format from the default setting to Most Compatible, which is a High efficient setting the can save you picture automatically in JPEG format and Video in H264 file format.

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