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Guest warriorscot

So I have a weird problem that has popped up this week and hoping someone has seen it before and can help. My vega refuses to charge at the moment. It was charging intermittently if I held it in portrait at just the right angle but even that has stopped for the moment. I have had it opened up and checked inside and there isn't anything obviously loose or damaged and is otherwise working perfectly. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on how to fix it or find an alternative method to charging it.

My next step is probably going to be to nip down to argos sometime this week and pick up a new charger to see if that is the problem. But I can't see how the charger would cause it only to charge when held a specific way or for it to cut out charging.

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Guest Dave Marchant

Possibly a small break in the charger cable and it is coincidence that the position of the tablet gets it to work. I have seen that with laptop chargers in the past.

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Guest warriorscot

Thanks for the reply. That was my first thought as well but I can't find anyway to reliably check it without destroying the cable and I would really need a soldering iron to fix it which I don't have at the moment. I tried to gently heat up the end of the connector this morning as that can sometimes fix problems like that and its charged for about 3 hours now standing up in portrait but I don't want to touch it before it has a full charge Hopefully that is just it and a new charger will get the job done but if anyone else has any advice or experience I would welcome it to make sure I am covering all the bases.

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Guest richardmlea

This happened to mine.

Don’t buy a new charger its a waste of money as its just the plug that’s damaged. Cut open the plug with a Stanley knife (and a lot of care not to slice off the end of your finger like I nearly did) and you will see its broken.

Go to Maplins and buy this

http://www.maplin.co...er-plugs-612377

Cost £1.89

If you don’t have a soldering iron then,

http://www.maplin.co...ring-kit-399593

£9.99.

Then you have a power cable and a soldering kit for less than the price of replacement power cable.

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