HTC Flyer Teardown
The HTC Flyer is the company’s first effort to grab a piece of the tablet market. We got our hands on the 7-inch, Android tablet and couldn't resist cracking it open.
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Where or who who sells replacement microUSB port PCB for the HTC flyer, as one of the pins in port broke? I've searched high and low and can't find a place... please help!
You'd have to find a broken Flyer power board. (rare) and replace it from one that has a broken screen or other issues.
What I did was to connect a 5v 2a charger wires directly to the leads next to the EXTmicro USB port. That supplied power to the charge circuit. Though it gets annoying, at least I get to use the tablet. Looking into replacing it with a micro USB port and forego having to use a data connection.