Repair information for the 7" Android tablet by Samsung. Fixing this device is straightforward, and requires only common tools. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is an Android-based tablet computer produced by Samsung. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first model in the series. It was introduced on September 2, 2010

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Dead/ Hard Bricked/ Water Damaged


I have a dead Samsung Galaxy Tab SGH-T849 (T-Mobile). My son washed it to clean it up :/

It was initially booting but in loop, so I tried to install a new custom rom and it went completely dead and wont even boot up now.

Is there a way I can fix this on my own?

I will also appreciate if you can please advise if the exact manufacturing part number for the motherboard if you have it? (I saw a tag on the motherboard but it was too small to read and pick the product number)

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How did you resolve the water damage? Did you clean it somehow?


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Usman Kayani, the very first thing I suggest is that you no longer try to turn it on or charge it. You do need to take care of the water damage, otherwise your device will corrode further, eventually leading to complete failure. Disassemble your device, use these guides and clean everything with a high grade (90%=) isopropyl alcohol and a small brush. Clean all connectors very thoroughly and check your board for missing or burned components. Do not forget the charging port. Then replace the battery. After that reassemble your device and re-evaluate. Hope this helps, good luck.

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no point ordering a part if you don't know what the problem is :-)


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