Is my bricked tablet just due to a failed USB charging connector?Hi all! I have a tablet that is showing no sign of life whatsoever. Nothing happened to it, seemingly the battery just died w...
Answer to: Is my bricked tablet just due to a failed USB charging connector?My original question, how to detect whether it's the USB plug that's broken or something more serious, ultimately was answered by a battery swap. But an easy first step is to check whether or not the tablet is charging, and I could do that with a USB wall charger that happens to have an LED indicator - borrow one like this, or use a power bank as they seem to often have indicators. Compare how the lights behave on a working device vs. your bricked one, it'll at least let you know that the charging circuit is broken and it is probably worth trying to replace it for few bucks. If you only care about the data, then find a compatible battery to borrow or a way to charge your likely drained one.