Question Recent apps and back button not working. Detecting SIM when no SIM inserted, and more!

Feb 12, 2019
2
0
10
0
Hi there, I seem to have a few issues!

Firstly, my cat knocked my Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5) on the floor a few times, whilst it was charging. This damaged the charging port, and the tablet would no longer charge. I took it to a local repair shop, and they replaced the charging port. All was fine for a while, but soon after, the tablet started charging slowly again. I bought a new charging cable (Samsung) and tried that. Things went fine for a while, but then after a couple of drops on the floor, the charging port was stuffed. Sigh. I bought a new charging port from eBay, and fitted it myself. All was well after that.

Fast forward a few months, and I notice the battery is taking an AGE to charge (e.g. after 24 hours, it charged about 10%).

I just bought a new battery. Following instructions on YouTube, I removed the old battery 2 nights ago and inserted the new one. It seemed to be okay, but I then noticed that the 'Recent Apps' and 'Back' touch screen buttons on the front had stopped working. I got by that night by turning on the functionality from the Accessibility menu.

I removed the new battery and put the old one back in, to see if the recent apps and back button would work. When I powered the tablet on, it said 'SIM card detected. Restart your tablet'. I don't have a SIM card in it, never have. I'm wondering if the charging port has gone again; I also accidentally broke the little black 'clip' the holds the flex cable in place at the other end of the charging port. I put tape over the top, but not sure if it's holding. I don't think I can replace this clip without replacing the motherboard?

So, I have no idea what's wrong now. I'm torn between trying to fix it, or just buying a new tablet. any advice would be greatly appreciated, before I contact a repair shop. Thank you.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator
I would replace this thing, there are too many things that were broken on it. If you use Amazon services, the FIre HD 10 is a great buy, 10" Apple iPad is pretty cheap also, under $300, Samsung Tab A is a good deal, not the fastest but screen is good and under $200.
 
Reactions: ophelia1971
Feb 12, 2019
2
0
10
0
I would replace this thing, there are too many things that were broken on it. If you use Amazon services, the FIre HD 10 is a great buy, 10" Apple iPad is pretty cheap also, under $300, Samsung Tab A is a good deal, not the fastest but screen is good and under $200.
Hey there. Thanks for the info. :)
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
R Android Tablets 1
SillyOldHector Android Tablets 16
T Android Tablets 5
Cister36 Android Tablets 1
2 Android Tablets 1
S Android Tablets 1
S Android Tablets 1
U Android Tablets 1
D Android Tablets 1
W Android Tablets 1
A Android Tablets 4
C Android Tablets 1
H Android Tablets 1
C Android Tablets 1
N Android Tablets 1
J Android Tablets 3
K Android Tablets 2
M Android Tablets 1
S Android Tablets 4
N Android Tablets 1
Similar threads
Question my rca voyager III rct6873w42bmf8 goes to firmware update, and there is no update button and i can't get it to go away.
Question Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2019 SM-T290 Apps button
Question Why after pressing power button or home button screen get black?!
Question Is there a way to move the menu buttons from the side to the bottom on the ew 2019 rca voyager tablet3?
My rca tablet is not working when I hold the power button and the volume down it doesn't take me anywhere
Solved! Power and volume button stuck on
Solved! I have a hamswan tablet it can't hard reset but it has a reset button behind and it also doesn't work how can I hard reset it
I hit my tablet on my forhead and the screen went black and the buttons wont turn it on.
Solved! I've tried the power and volumn button and didn't work still want come on what eles can I try
Solved! LG v700... Need system update or fix because my apps keep randomly kicking me out like I hit the home button but I did not the
Is there a reset button on Huawei T3 7?
Solved! My GO Tablet has the power button broken and cannot turn on with ADB what can i do?
my lg tablet keeps flashing the lig lifes good sign on and off and no button i try to push will work i have done everything th
Solved! I've been trying to reset my mecer table with all the power button and volume key but I can't find the recovery mode. When I p
Solved! I have tried to restore to factory settings but the holding of the buttons will not bring up the robot. Why won’t that happe
Power button not working
Unlock pendo no volume buttons
My Samsung Tablet has frozen cant swipe to get into it power buttons not responding either nothing works
My asus zen pad 10 recently got wifii connection with router after using that now suddenly all apps not responding and getting
Hi, I recently introduced my computer illiterate father to the first ever Ipad. He enjoys reading all the newspapers but of co

ASK THE COMMUNITY