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Here I´m showing a repairablility index of -1 aka bad design.

This Keyboard has been glued together not only with double sided tape but also with superglue making it impossible to repair. All I wanted was to replace the USB connector!

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Rapoo E6700 Bluetooth Touch Keyboard, use our service manual.

A broken off micro-USB connector for charging a bluetooth keyboard doesn´t seem like a challenge. But wait until you´ve tried with this one: Rapoo E6700 bluetooth keyboard. A broken off micro-USB connector for charging a bluetooth keyboard doesn´t seem like a challenge. But wait until you´ve tried with this one: Rapoo E6700 bluetooth keyboard.
  • A broken off micro-USB connector for charging a bluetooth keyboard doesn´t seem like a challenge. But wait until you´ve tried with this one: Rapoo E6700 bluetooth keyboard.

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I tried to get access to the damaged USB connector, but the bottom cover that contains the main PCB is held in place by screws not from the outside but the inside.
  • I tried to get access to the damaged USB connector, but the bottom cover that contains the main PCB is held in place by screws not from the outside but the inside.

  • So I broke off the bottom cover to repair the connector, but then you cannot connect back the flex connectors to the keyboard.

  • Maby we can separate the keyboard from the aluminium housing ?

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Well for those who try to get the keyboard off, someone has developed superglue. Yes you heard it, not just sticky double sided tape, also superglue applied in the marked areas.
  • Well for those who try to get the keyboard off, someone has developed superglue.

  • Yes you heard it, not just sticky double sided tape, also superglue applied in the marked areas.

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Here´s the keyboard after 1 hour trying to separate the parts. And another view of the superglue residuals on the keyboard side.
  • Here´s the keyboard after 1 hour trying to separate the parts.

  • And another view of the superglue residuals on the keyboard side.

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This is the 'repaired' keyboard and the only reason to repair: the broken off (badly soldered) USB connector.
  • This is the 'repaired' keyboard

  • and the only reason to repair: the broken off (badly soldered) USB connector.

  • What a waste of materials

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Thomas Widmaier

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I just could say yes to that,

I obtained two of thes key boards, where I broke off, two connectors, qhat a &&^&@@ up piece of sh**

couldn´t handle to open it up, dropped the keys-buttons and so on, really crap like board...

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darkheart - Reply

Thomas, thx for publishing your findings - I was just about to start trying to figure out how to open it to repair the USB connector (so I can charge it), but I think I will save my time and go buy a different one. It's sad that such a nice looking/working keyboard is so unusable because of a simple broken off USB connector...

Bunia Yakkazuzzi - Reply

... the bottom cover of the keyboard can be opened with a screwdriver.

piecemeal unclamp the sides and you can then access the USB port easyly without further damage...

;-)

see:

[IMG]http://i68.tinypic.com/bi9fus.jpg[/IMG]

und

[IMG]http://i65.tinypic.com/2mdjbkm.jpg[/IMG]

If a few scratches on the aluminum do not bother

sicz - Reply

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