USB port is defective
Can a USB port be repaired r replaced? Won't charge battery.
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Here is a link on how to replace the USB port on your tablet.
Here is a list of the parts/part numbers for an A500
1 LOWER CASE INCL. CAMERA GLASS FOR 3G 60.H6002.001
2 USB SUPPORT PLATE 33.H6002.002
3 USB BOARD 55.H6002.002
4 BATTERY BT.00207.001
5 MAINBOARD MB.70500.041
6 ANTENNA WLAN 50.H6002.005
7 DC-IN CABLE 50.H6002.001
8 LCD SUPPORT PLATE FOR W/O 3G 33.H6002.001
9 LCD BEZEL N/A
10 TOUCH PANEL CABLE 50.H6002.004
11 LCD PANEL w/CONTROL BOARD 6M.H6002.001
12 LVDS CABLE 50.H6002.009
13 CAMERA 2M 57.H6002.001
14 ANTENNA GPS 50.H6002.008
15 MIC SET 23.H6002.001
16 SPEAKER L+R 23.H6002.002
17 DOCKING BOARD 55.H6002.001
18 DOCKING BOARD FFC 50.H6002.002
19 USB BOARD FFC 50.H6002.003
20 CAMERA HOLDER FOR 5M CAMERA 42.H6002.001
21 CAMERA 5M 57.H6002.002
22 CAMERA GLASS FOR 5M CAMERA 60.H6002.002
Here is a link for the replacement part (I think), maybe you can find one elsewhere.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Acer-Iconia-... This part looks the same - bit concerned re the different part number between the list number (Item 3) and the one provided on the Ebay page. Maybe check with the seller to confirm. Although the Ebay seller does state that it is also suitable for an A501, maybe that's what the difference is. Also check, once you've opened the Tab, there may be a part number on your USB port board.
Note: "Googling" the USB board, item 3 USB BOARD 55.H6002.002 above always directs me to the board 50.H6002.002 from various suppliers, so I'm guessing that it should be OK. Just so that you are aware.
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