How to repair power button and USB port on the tablet PC GoClever TAB A103
When using the tablet PC sometimes you are faced with a nasty situation, in particular, buttons, connectors and ports tend to break-off. In this review, we will work with Chinese tablet GoClever TAB A103 with broken-off power button and mini-USB port. The photo below shows the parameters given by the manufacturer:
Basically, not bad for the price. Now, let's start the operation. First, unscrew the two screws on the side of the tablet.
(On the side of the panel you can see a broken-off mini-USB port, now it hangs inside and there a risk of short-circuit)
Inside we see the same thing as in Ainol Novo 7 Elf (the Chinese didn't even bother to hide crucial similarities and put the same battery as in Ainol Novo 7 Elf. According to the specifications the battery should be: Li-Polymer 5000 mAh, notice that the size of the screen on GoClever is 10,1 and not 7 inches).
Then unscrew the screws that secure the motherboard.
Before disconnecting the matrix loops and touch-screen also disconnect the power supply (Chinese made everything simple - the battery cables are soldered directly to the board). Be sure to check the polarity, highlight it with a marker on the board, to avoid fatal mistakes when soldering everything back.
Now disconnect all the cables from the motherboard.
Inside we have found the broken-off port and the power button and I think you will be able to solder it back in place.
I will omit the soldering process (for more information soldering for beginners), the main things is to thoroughly clean the site and apply flux. Bellow you can see the end-result of this soldering:
You can begin with the re-assembly (do everything in reversed order and do not forget to solder the battery) then turn the device on and pray...
Important notice: do not repair and modify a device with warranty. In principle this tutorial shows how to fix small parts even on such a small device like tablet PC.