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Anyone else fed up with breaking the power button?

I've got 2 relatively new cubes, one has lost all detent and sits under the bezel.... must have long fingernails to turn on/off.

The other was pushed too hard and broke the switch entirely off the circuit board !

If I've had 2 from 2 fail this way, I wonder how many others and what the cube people should be doing?

comments appreciated.

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Did you manage to keep those 2 tablets working, have you replaced the power switches somehow ?

I haven't used my U30GT-H for long (and it's already dead) but did not have any problem with the power button.

I don't know if a picture would speak by itself, but feel free to attach some in the forum so we can look at what you got...

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Same problem here. Powerbutton is stuck topside. Sofar it still functions bij pressing the lower part. Doesn't look good.Cry

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And I thought I was the only one.

 

Should I try and fix it myself? I've contacted the seller to see if he would accept a return for that reason, I wonder if it's worth to wait instead of trying to open the tablet and lift the switch to its original height..


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Hmm, better save than sorry. I have tried pulling the button out, but did not work.I am afraid the button will break if I try anyfurther. I am very interested in the sellers response...

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I'm also very curious as to what he has to say, since I bought it from an eBay UK seller.

 

I wonder if the switch is broken in one end, in which case maybe I could put some silicon and make it more stable..

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The seller replied that I can send it back (I will have to pay for the shipping cost), they will try to repair it. If they don't succeed they will send me a new one (they will pay for that shipping cost).

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Sounds reasonable...

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Any one want to sell their broken U30gt I am looking for lcd cable for it , Let me know

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i have had this problem too the power switch has broken off , i tried resoldering it but  pressing the power just flashs the camera light , tried this unbricking with usb contected and no luck , think it might go in the bin as ebellking keep saying sent it back to china for repair . I cannot do this for security 

help please

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Same here! Had one before Christmas which broke, same thing power button pushed all the way in and now my son's tablet has just suffered the same death.

Only solution at the moment is to plug in charger to wake the screen and then unlock it :-(

 

Cube should be repairing this for free as it is obviously a manufacturing fault with the same thing happening to so many people.

Anyone been able to get it fixed or been able to find a replacement switch?

 

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They are not hard to fix.

Pull it to bits down to the m/b.

Remove the original solder to allow the switch to site back in it's detent holes.

Resolder.

After this, i used a quick set araldite to secure the switch to the motherboard.

The reason for failure is that the push load goes straight to the soldered joints from switch to circuit board.

Using epoxy takes the load of the joints.

I gave up on a warranty claim 12 months ago.

The cubes are very poor quality but you can keep them going this way, including the dicky toggle volume switch etc where the small stick plastic spacers come adrift in the same area as the switch on the m/board.

If you don't wish to do this, I can fix but really don't think it'll be worthwhile re transport costs etc.

Otherwise you should find plenty people happy to purchase cheap including myself given not being that hard to fix.

good luck

 

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Thanks for the tips, if you have any pictures of these steps, feel free to post them.

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ebellking are currently trading under HNN trading ltd and are in cardiff after moving from hull, i have the number but it just goes to an answer phone, I have contacted the manufactures in china antheyy will not send out a new pcb board either. Next hope is trading standards.

They should not be allowed to get away with this and have a uk repairer

neil

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wow my cube same problem (u30gt)

do you maybe know where can i buy replacement button so i can fit it on motherboard (with two white holders)

 

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