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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Repair (With Video)

By on September 24, 2018
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Repair












Some tablet repairs are painful to say the least. Gentle use of a heat gun, lifting tools to separate the screen from the body and then carefully detaching the ribbon cables without damaging them. Time consuming and frustrating to say the least!

Fortunately with this repair, access to the necessary components was fairly easy.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 fix

The customer was complaining that the charge cable would fall out of the port and therefore would not charge the battery.

If the cable managed to be carefully balanced in place and charge the battery, it would only take 1 hour of use before it would require charging again.

open Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1

I was surprised how easy the back cover could be removed. In fact, once started, simply using my fingernail released the plastic clips. Firstly, removal of the SD card is important as well as starting in areas where no cables are present.

Once the back cover is off and the inner workings are exposed, cable  hold-down tape should be removed and the clips that hold the ribbon cable are gently lifted to allow the cables to be slid out of place.

open Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 repair and fix

Although I forgot in this case, the battery connector should be removed before any electrical repairs are carried out.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 battery

The next step was simple: remove 4 screws and take out the battery. Install the new battery and correctly dispose the old one into recycling. Unlike other charge ports I have had to replace in the past, this one was simple. Just remove 2 screws and a cover plate. Installing the new charge port is simply a reversal of the process.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 charging port

When installing the ribbon cables, ensure they are pushed in all the way.

No gold terminals should be exposed and the connector edge should be as close to the white line on the ribbon cable as possible.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 ribbon cable

Oh, of course, don’t forget to reinstall the battery connector , otherwise all your hard work will account for nothing!

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 repaired

Before clipping the back cover into place, turn on the tablet, make sure all the function are working, including sound, video and Wi-Fi. Check the connections to the internet and while you are there, watch an educational program for your enjoyment 🙂

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 wifi reception

Once the back panel is securely in place, connect the charge cable and check that the battery is being charged. This is shown by a little lightning bolt through the battery symbol and an increasing battery charge percentage. Finally, the SD card is installed.

If you are interested in this repair, you can see a video on my channel following the link below.:

This article was prepared for you by Mark Rabone from Australia.

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  1. Albert van Bemmelen

    September 24, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Good job Mark. It is often the connector that is defect by a owner that was not careful enough. When in the near future USB and charging both make its way wireless the need of a cable and its connector is no longer required!

    • Mark

      September 25, 2018 at 7:23 am

      Hey Albert,
      Thanks for your comment.
      I think they still have a bit of work to do before they have a really efficient wireless charging system. But, with technology, it's only a matter of time 🙂

  2. Robert Calk Jr.

    September 24, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Good job, Mark. I wonder why I never see any easy ones?

    • Mark

      September 25, 2018 at 7:24 am

      I guess I hit the jackpot on this one. You are right, most of the time things are not that easy!

  3. Parasuraman S

    September 24, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Excellent job! But beyond my scope!

    • Mark

      September 25, 2018 at 7:26 am

      Hey Parasuraman,
      I have seen your work - it is I that would have trouble doing what you do!
      Thanks for your kind comments.

  4. Mihai

    September 25, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Hello Mr. Rabone ! Good article and video, thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!

    • Mark

      September 25, 2018 at 7:27 am

      Hey Mihai,
      Thanks for your comments.

  5. Humberto

    September 26, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Hi Mark, great repair. I will download yur video to watch it carefully

    • Mark

      September 26, 2018 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks Humberto,
      I must admit, it was one of the easier repairs I have done 🙂

  6. Amir Mukhtar

    October 1, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    mr. Mark Rabone

    Thanks you for Sharing such a nice Repair Video.
    Keep Sharing your Expert Repairing Tips and Work.

    Thanks you again.
    Amir MUKhtar Ashrafi


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