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The first generation Nvidia Shield Tablet released in July 2014. This device is often used for gaming, and has Wi-Fi and LTE capabilities.

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Power and volume buttons are broken

The power and volume buttons are broken, the tablet itself is turned off for some reason and I can't turn it on.

Is there any way to replace the buttons?

What caused the issue?

I dropped the tablet and it landed on its side, where the buttons are placed

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The power and volume buttons should be able to be replaced. They are soldered to the motherboard. A guide to removing the mother board for the 1st gen Shield tablet is below.

Nvidia Shield Tablet Motherboard Replacement

Also below is a guide for a Shield K1 power/volume button replacement which appears very similar to repair.

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 Volume Control Button Replacement

They are both rated Moderate difficulty.

Nvidia Shield Tablet Motherboard Image

Guide

Nvidia Shield Tablet Motherboard Replacement

Difficulty:

Moderate

40 - 50 minutes

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 Volume Control Button Image

Guide

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 Volume Control Button Replacement

Difficulty:

Moderate

1 - 2 hours

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I have already taken a look of those two threads. But I don't know where I can purchase a motherboard?

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