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Travelling with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 from Staples : Parenting To Go

We recently faced a frightening challenge, travelling to Belgium for the weekend with no checked luggage. Given that our usual excursions, even for just a week, require two full suitcases, four carry on backs and a stroller, facing a five day journey with a small carry on suitcase and a couple of handbags seemed impossible, but we did it! We downsized everything we brought with us, including our trusty tablet. Today’s blog post has been written by the hubs! I’m hoping he’ll write more reviews so let us know what you think 😉
Disclosure : I received a complimentary tablet, but as always, opinions are totally mine.


As part of an early release program, Staples Canada sent us the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 the week before the journey and it could not have arrived at a better time. Lightweight, compact, and surprisingly kid friendly, the tablet replaced our trusty iPad on the journey and we discovered several features that will make it a part of future trips. We loaded some kid friendly content on the new device, and hoped for the best. Little Monkey took to the device immediately, and after a few nights in Belgium we were pretty happy that we were able to provide her with a distraction while we enjoyed the late nights playing board games and consuming the chocolate and beer we found during the day. The Tab S was also perfect for our 9 hour flight…she had her Frozen headset and was entertained for the entire journey. Baby Boy has been trying to get in on the tablet action too and luckily we’ve had no issues with the tablet being dropped.


Here are the features we liked best:

Kids Mode: We have struggled at times with the decision to allow our daughter to use the tablet. Sure, there are some amazing educational apps, but recently, we have been turning the WiFi off on her devices to prevent her from entering a YouTube labyrinth, and now that she is getting older and wiser, she occasionally sneaks off to avoid us knowing that she is watching toy videos (it’s a thing). On the Tab S, an easy to activate kids mode lets you choose which apps you want to allow your little one to use. Kids Mode also features a fun interface, special versions of the camera and voice recorder (so you can get your child to record their own special version of Let it Go), and it even allows you to set a usage time limit. As a parent, Kids Mode is great comfort. We can set specific limits on use and don’t have to worry about her playing with Apps she should not be using.


Multiple user accounts: As frequent travelers, having a tablet that can be shared and customized for multiple users is a great feature. I don’t have to complain that my screen is cluttered with unnecessary apps and that my bookmarks are missing, and both of us are free to add all our social media accounts without having to sign back in when the other signs out to check their own accounts. While this may require us to share more, that may be a good thing – at least one of us will be enjoying the scenery.


Expandable storage: The tablet has 16GB of internal storage, which is suitable for a large number of Apps and Pictures, but a Micro SD card slot allows us to load all of the kids’ movies and shows on to a separate storage area for when we need them. Staples sell a variety of Micro SD cards of varying storage capacities at very reasonable prices. On iPad, a jump from 16GB to 64GB will cost you about $100. A 64GB Micro SD card can be purchased for a little under $50 putting you at a total capacity of 80GB.


We are a multi-device family. We each have an iPhone and an Android, and I love my tech gear (we have 7 speakers in our living room). My brother in law is a true tech geek who was very excited to play with the Tab S when it arrived. He was very impressed and thinks it’s the best tablet available on the market. We’re amazed with the picture quality and speed of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S and quite grateful for the extra luggage room. The one challenge we had was trying to find a sturdy kid proof case for the new Tab S 8. 4. We ended up buying a sleek one that’s fancy for the adults but we’re on the hunt for something similar to our iGuy.

If you’re looking for some last minute holiday gift ideas, check out the many tablets on sale at Staples (yes the Samsung Tab S 8.4 is also on sale!).


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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 at Staples for Work or Home #Spon

I have been using the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 I received from Staples for this post (full disclosure at the end of post) for the last few months and I’m convinced this 8-inch tablet is perfect for both work and home use. My family has found many uses for this tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Specs

Before I get into those uses, let me tell you a bit about the specs.

  • 8.0″ TFT Display WXGA (1280 x 800)
  • 16GB Memory (space to store your files & apps)
  • 1.6GHz Quad-Core
  • Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean
  • 2GB RAM (more RAM means faster tablet)
  • microSD™ Card Slot (Up to 64GB)
  • Camera 5MP Rear + 1. 3 MP Front
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE), WiFi, Built-in Infrared Blaster (Smart Remote)
  • Built-in Stereo Speakers
  • S Pen

Weighs less than a pound at .73 oz and is .3 inches in height which makes it a

thin and light tablet. Easy for me to hold with either 1 or 2 hands and I have small hands.

Galaxy Note 8 Uses

The more obvious uses are to read your email, read books, surf the internet, take photos and video conferencing…all of which the Note 8 does very well. But we also used the Note 8 for watching movies, playing games, digital scrapbooking, making birthday cards and blogging.

The best part of the Galaxy Note 8 tablet is the S Pen. When I’m reading ebooks in PDF format, I like to use the S Pen to take notes just like I would on paper, but I’m saving paper. The pen makes highlighting in apps a lot easier (and more fun.)

My daughter loves to use the S Pen for drawing and making cards.

She worked on a birthday card for her brother and we easily printed it right from the tablet directly to our printer.

We didn’t need to download or upload or anything. Just make and print!

Bright Screen

I love the bright screen on the Galaxy Note 8. Photos and movies look really good on the screen and I found the bright screen made it easier to read books. The first thing everyone says when they look at the Note 8 is, “WOW, look at that bright screen.”

This photo is a bit dark, but I didn’t want to adjust the brightness at all so you could get a feel for how bright the screen is.

Working on the Galaxy Note 8

I take the Note 8 everywhere with me. It’s always in my purse, on my nightstand, in the kitchen or on my desk. I can easily check my schedule, create lists, edit photos, take photos or videos, check my social media and check email. I have created documents using Polaris Office which comes installed on the tablet.

In May, I took the Note 8 with me to Mom 2.0 and I was able to record audio from a few of the sessions and I also used the S Pen to write down notes. When using the S Pen to write, it feels like a real pen and is accurate most of the time when converting my handwriting into typed words.

The Note 8 is similar to the other tablets and phones in the Samsung Galaxy family with many of the same apps.

Final Thoughts

I wasn’t sure how I was going to like the 8-inch size tablet because I’m used to the bigger tablets. I fell in love with the smaller size because it is more portable, but yet it didn’t limit me in any way. I found it easier to hold especially when using the S Pen and holding the tablet in one hand. If you are looking for an all-around great tablet for both work and home use, definitely look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Disclosure: I received the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from Staples in exchange for this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Staples Black Friday 2016 Deals: Save Up To $200 On Surface Pro 4, Get Big Discounts On Tablets And Windows 10 Laptops

Staples is looking to cash in on some Black Friday 2016, and it aims to do that with some smashing deals. Folks who are looking to pick up a new Surface laptop and or other Windows 10 devices should be pleased by what Staples is offering.

We know of what Staples is planning because of a recently leaked advertisement. From what we can tell, these deals are more than just cutting the cost of items but shipping as well. The ad claims any item purchased online will attract free shipping, and there’s not a single catch in sight.

The leaked advertisement via Best Black Friday Deals shows that Staples is aiming to kick-start all online sales on Thanksgiving, while its brick-and-mortar stores are set to open 6:00 a.m. on Black Friday.

Laptop Deals

Dell has a decent laptop with a sixth-generation Core i5 for the cool price of $449. It comes with Windows 10 and a 128 GB SSD drive. Good deal? Yes, good deal.

While that’s a great deal for Dell, it’s still a bit too high for a lot of people looking to pick up a new Windows 10 laptop. That’s fine because Staples is rocking an HP computer with an Intel Pentium processor along with 8 GB of RAM for $229. Anyone who wants this product is expected to save $190. Sweet deal, right?

If you’re looking for something with some more power and able to spend a little bit more, then worry not. We got this. Check this out: an HP laptop with an Intel Core i5 processor and 14-inch display to boot. The price for this excellent machine is $389, and we bet you weren’t expecting that.

Tablet Deals

We came across a Surface Pro 4 with a price tag designed to save the consumer $200. The original cost of the device is $999, but right now it’s going for $899. However, should you wait until Thanksgiving and Black Friday, the cost will go down to $799.

If you’re into Android, then be warned that Staples is rocking several tablets for $99: the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7. It has 8 GB worth of storage and a 7-inch screen. Then we have the Kindle Paper White reading tablet for the same $99 price. Now, if you want a bigger screen, Staples has the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8. This one has an 8-inch display and a 16 GB storage.

Desktop PC Deals

HP is yet again at the center of attention here. Staples is showing off the HP Slimline 260-p026 Desktop for $279, and that’s a good price when we consider it comes with a Core i3 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB hard disk drive. Next up, we have the HP Pavilion 24-b016 All-in-One Desktop PC. It has an Intel Core i3, 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB hard disk drive.

For those who are not into computers but want a small handheld to play around with, Nintendo’s Black Friday deal can land you a 3DS for $100 less than the regular retail price. Costco is also advertising its own Black Friday deals with Xbox One and PS4 gaming consoles on sale.

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Samsung SMART Wireless Printers at Office Depot, Office Max and Staples

Samsung has made its SMART wireless printer line available at Office Depot, Office Max and Staples.You use your phone/tablet all day- now it’s easy to print from them without physically connecting to a printer. With these SMART printers, you can simply tap your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet to the printer to print, use the Samsung Mobile Print app or print from Google Cloud, giving you many more options. Listed below are some examples of SMART wireless printers you can find.


TARGET USER: Perfect for the home office and for anyone who wants the ease of printing wirelessly

-400MHz processor, 64MB memory
-Resolutions up to 1200×1200 dpi
-Uses black ink only
-Print directly from your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet
-Print using the Samsung Mobile Print app or Google Cloud
-Print speeds of up to 21 pages per minute
-Includes Samsung’s Eco-mode which makes the printer more eco-friendly, and reduces the amount of paper/toner used

-Copy, scan, and print at the touch of a button
-600MHz processor, 128MB memory
-ID copy, N-up copy, and Scan-to-email features
-Print directly from your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet
-Print using the Samsung Mobile Print app or Google Cloud
-Print speeds of up to 21 pages per minute
-Includes Samsung’s Eco-mode, reducing the amount of paper/toner used

-3 different ways to print wirelessly: Samsung Mobile Print app, tapping an NFC-enabled device on the printer to establish a direct Wi-Fi connection, or from Google Cloud Print

-Built-in double-sided printing
-Print speeds of up to 29 pages per minute

-600MHz processor
-Print speeds of up to 29 pages per minute
-Copy, scan, fax and print wirelessly
-Print directly from your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet
-Print using Samsung Mobile Print app or Google Cloud
-Built-in double-sided printing
-Samsung’s Eco-mode

-Suggested retail price Samsung SL-M2020W $129. 99
-Available at Office Depot and Office Max
-Suggested retail price Samsung SL-M2070W 4-IN-1 $209.99
-Available at Office Depot and Office Max
-Suggested retail price Samsung SL-M2830DW $159.99
-Available at Staples
-Suggested retail price Samsung SL-M2880FW 4-IN-1 $299.99
-Available at Staples
-For more information on these and other SMART Wireless printers;

Samsung SCX-3405FW | PCMag

The Samsung SCX-3405FW mono laser MFP is small enough to keep on your desk as a personal printer.

If you need a mono laser MFP for light-duty printing in a micro office or as a personal printer in any size office, the Samsung SCX-3405FW ($200 street) should grab your attention. Small enough to share a desk with, it offers wired and WiFi network support; the ability to scan, work as a standalone copier and fax machine; and the ability to fax from your PC even over a network. It even includes a 40-page automatic document feeder (ADF) to complement the letter-size flatbed and let you scan legal-size pages. Add in the reasonably high-quality output and acceptable, if not impressive, speed, and it’s certainly worth a look.

The SCX-3405FW  is one of the few mono laser MFPs that’s small enough to serve comfortably as a personal printer. In fact, it’s one of the smallest. Measuring 11.7 by 15.8 by 11.5 inches (HWD), it’s smaller than the Editors’ Choice ($130 street, 4 stars) for example, and roughly the same size as the ($259.99 direct, 3.5 stars) that I recently reviewed.

The practical cost of the printer’s very small size is that it has little room for paper handling features. If you plan to share it on a network, the 150-sheet tray—with no manual feed and no automatic duplexing—will limit it to light-duty printing even by micro office standards. However, the paper handling is adequate for most personal use where the small size is more important, since you’ll likely want to keep it on, or next to, your desk.

Setup and Speed
Setting up the SCX-3405FW was standard fare. For my tests, I connected it to a network using the Ethernet port and ran the tests from a Windows Vista system.

Samsung rates the printer at 21 pages per minute (ppm), which means you should see close to that speed when you print text files with no graphics or photos. On our business applications suite, I timed it (using QualityLogic’s hardware and software for timing) at an effective 7.7 ppm, fast enough so the speed shouldn’t be an issue, but far from impressive. It’s essentially tied with the less expensive KX-MB2000 , at 8 ppm and significantly slower than the more expensive M1217nfw , at 11.1 ppm.

Output Quality and Other issues
Output quality for the SCX-3405FW is a bit of a mixed bag, but its strongest scores are for text and graphics, which are generally the more important types of output for mono printers. Both are at the top of the tight range where the vast majority of mono laser MFPs fall. Photo quality is at rock bottom of the full range for the category.

The text is easily good enough for any typical business document, even if you need small font sizes, although you may have to pick the font style carefully if you need 4 or 5 point size. Depending on your level of perfectionism, you might even consider it good enough for desktop publishing. Graphics quality is similarly good enough for any internal business need, including PowerPoint handouts and the like.

Photo quality is good enough to print, say, Web pages with recognizable photos, which makes it good enough for internal business use. However, there’s an obvious loss of shading across the entire range from white to black, so light areas, like a sky with clouds, turned solid white in my tests, and dark areas turned a solid black. I wouldn’t even consider using the printer for something like a client newsletter with photos.

As long as you don’t need better-quality photos—and odds are you don’t if you’re shopping for a mono laser MFP—the Samsung SCX-3405FW has a lot to recommend it. It offers all the MFP features you’re likely to need in a personal printer—scanning, faxing, and copying. And note that Samsung offers free apps that that let the printer both print from and scan to Android, iOS, and Windows 7 devices over a Wi-Fi access point, with plans to allow direct Wi-Fi connection with a firmware upgrade later this year. Most of all, it’s small enough to be a good physical fit as a personal printer, as well as a good fit for what it can do.

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Chromebook sales fall hard in Q3 as education market becomes saturated – TechCrunch

Canalys reported today that worldwide PC sales fell 2% in the third quarter, but perhaps the most startling data point in the latest PC market survey was that Chromebooks sales were cut in half from 18% of total sales last quarter to just 9% in this one.

The good news for the market in general was that with over 122 million units moving in the quarter, these numbers were still above pre-pandemic levels, but there are some storm clouds on the horizon as overall supply chain issues could complicate things for PC manufacturers in the coming quarters.

Overall Chromebook sales were down 37% year-over-year as the pandemic-induced sales frenzy finally slowed down, with 5.3 million units being sold. The Chromebook numbers reflected the doldrums in sales with top Chromebook retailers taking huge hits. The top vendor Lenovo was down over 20% year-over-year, while HP in second place lost a whopping 66% and Acer in third place was down over 28%.

Canalys speculated this had more to do with market saturation than parts shortages or other supply chain issues. “The Chromebook market was hit by a massive downturn, with a 37% year-on-year fall in shipments (52% quarter on quarter) in Q3. This comes as major education markets such as the U. S. and Japan reach saturation point, with public sector funding of digital education programs slowing,” according to the firm.

Image Credits: Canalys

Meanwhile, tablet shipments dropped 15% year-over-year, with sales down in every region except Asia-Pacific, which bucked the trend with sales up 23%. Compare that with North America where sales were down 24%.

Apple held onto the tablet market share lead with 40% of the market, up from 34.4% in the year-ago time period, but it wasn’t as good as it sounds, as they sold almost exactly the same number of units as last year, meaning they had 0% growth. Samsung market share was down a tick from 20.4% a year ago to 19.1% this quarter, but sales dropped steeply, down over 20% over last year. Lenovo came in third with 11.3% share, up from 9.5% a year ago, and good for modest 2% growth.

Overall PC sales told a bit better story with top vendor Lenovo up 4.1%, Apple in second up 4.6% and HP coming in third in the negative column down 5. 7%, with the company especially hard hit by the drop in Chromebook sales.

Brian Lynch, a research analyst at Canalys, says the holiday shopping season may bring some relief in spite of supply chain issues. “Sales will improve in Q4 QoQ despite supply chain issues, largely due to holiday-related consumer demand around the world. This will come via lower-cost, less material-intensive devices. Consumers tend to buy less powerful devices putting a lesser strain on component manufacturers,” Lynch told TechCrunch. That said, the firm expects relatively static performance in Q4 in terms of YoY growth, and then marginal, steady growth in 2022 and the years following.

It’s worth noting that Canalys counts sales into the channel, rather than sales to end customers, for its market survey methodology. That means it’s counting units it sold to a company like Best Buy or Staples, rather than to a consumer end user.

Review of the tablet Samsung Tab4 7 3G (SM-T231) – everyone needs POSITRONICA (Moscow)

Design and basic controls of the Samsung Tab4 7 3G (SM-T231) tablet:

Samsung Tab4 7 evokes only pleasant sensations both from the appearance and from the tactile sensations. The device is offered in two colors: white and black. The back panel is styled with a leather texture and resembles a tight-fitting leather case. The device weighs relatively little for a model with a 7-inch screen – 276 grams.The dimensions are 107.9 x 186.9 x 9 mm.

The front panel is a screen, on the sides of which the frame is very narrow, and only at the top and bottom is it wide enough to accommodate the speaker and the front camera on it, and three Android control buttons at the bottom: one large mechanical one with the “Home” function, and two touch: return and list of running applications. Around the screen there is a silver insert, stylized like metal.

The main interface part is traditionally located along the perimeter of the case.At the top there is a 3.5 mm headphone / headset jack, at the bottom there is a MicroUSB jack. On the right side there are a microphone hole, an on / off / lock button, a volume rocker, slots for a SIM card and a MicroSD memory card.

The back panel, as already mentioned, is made with a leather texture. The main camera is equipped at the top of the rear, the brand logo is visible just below and an additional speaker at the very bottom.

Basic functionality of the Samsung Tab4 7 3G (SM-T231) tablet:

Tablet Samsung Tab4 7 3G (SM-T231) is built on the Marvell PXA1088 platform – a quad-core processor with a clock frequency of 1.2 GHz. The Vivante GC1000 series video accelerator is responsible for the graphics part. RAM is represented by a volume of 1.5 GB, internal memory is 8 GB. Thanks to support for microSD memory cards, it is possible to expand the internal memory by an additional 32 GB.

The device operates on the basis of a 7-inch TFT matrix with a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels and a color depth of 16 million. The backlight is adjusted manually, the screen behaves normally in the sun, does not fade, the information is very readable.There is support for Multitouch.

The tablet works on the basis of the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system with the proprietary TouchWiz shell. Undoubtedly, the proprietary shell is very beautiful and at the same time unique – the presence of a number of certain functions, such as multitasking, the ability to exchange information between devices in the lineup, editors for working with photos, a voice assistant and much more.

The tablet is equipped with two cameras: a front one 1.3 megapixel for video communication and a main 3 megapixel one for photo and video shooting.

Communications are also quite standard, you will not find anything surprising here: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 802.11 a / b / g / n, 3G and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support.

The model is supplied with a 4000 mAh battery, with the possibility of autonomous operation according to the manufacturer’s assurance during video playback – up to 10 hours, music – up to 127 hours, in 3G or Wi-Fi mode – up to 9 hours. Full recharging takes about 3 hours.

So, as we can see from the review of the Samsung Tab4 7 3G (SM-T231) tablet, we have an affordable model with very good characteristics, which may well become an excellent mobile assistant.

Main technical characteristics of the tablet Samsung Tab4 7 3G (SM-T231):

  • Display diagonal: 7 “(17.78 cm)
  • Screen resolution: 1280 × 800
  • Screen type: TFT
  • Touchscreen: Multitouch
  • Processor, frequency: 1.2 GHz
  • Number of processor cores: Quad-core
  • RAM: 1536 MB
  • Built-in memory: 8 GB
  • Support for memory cards: microSDHC
  • Maximum memory card capacity: 32GB
  • GSM technology: 850/900/1800/1900
  • 3G technology support: Yes
  • 3G modem type: built-in
  • Support for Wi-Fi technology: Yes, 802.11 a / b / g / n
  • Bluetooth technology support: Yes, v4. 0
  • Built-in GPS module: yes
  • Built-in GLONASS module: yes
  • Built-in acoustics: yes
  • Audio Format Support: 3GA, AWB, FLAC, MID, MXMF, OGA, OTA, RTX, RTTTL, XMF, AAC, AMR, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
  • Video Format Support: FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI
  • Main camera resolution: 3 MP
  • Video recording: 720p
  • Front camera for video call: yes
  • Front camera resolution: 1.3 MP
  • Automatic screen orientation: yes
  • SAR value: 0.781 W / kg
  • Number of headphone outputs: 1
  • Headphone jack: 3.5 mm
  • Micro USB connector: yes
  • Operating System: Android 4.2
  • Battery capacity: 4000mAh
  • Body material: plastic
  • Black
  • Dimensions (WxHxT): 107.9 × 186.9 × 9 mm
  • Weight: 276 g

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How to Replace Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 10 Battery.

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How to replace

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  • Hair dryer (construction or household)
  • Phillips screwdriver 1.5 mm
  • Plastic Opening Tool
  • Thin Plastic Card
  • Guitar Pick
  • Tweezers
  • Glue Remover (Isopropyl Alcohol)
  • Mobile Repair Glue
  • Double-Sided Tape (Battery)

Follow step by step instructions See this guide to replace the battery in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 10.5 (2019) . So you can restore the standard autonomy and performance in the event of a decrease in capacity, rapid discharge, if the device refuses to turn on or charge.

Inside the case there is a battery with a non-removable structure – partial disassembly is required for removal. This battery removal and installation procedure applies to all SM-T720 and SM-T725 series tablets.

Step 1

  • • Prepare Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 10.5 for disassembly – remove the cover and screen protector, if any.
  • • Switch off the device and remove the memory card with the SIM card – the SM-T720 and T725 models are available with and without a SIM card.
  • Attention! Follow the next steps with extreme caution, as it is very easy to damage the fragile components of the tablet (display, case, internal components, wiring and connectors).

Step 2

  • • To access the battery, remove the bezel with the screen from the tablet body.
  • • You will need to heat the edges of the screen to soften the adhesive at the joints with the lid.
  • • Use a building or household hair dryer – heat the edges for two to three minutes at a temperature not exceeding 100 ° C.

Step 3

  • • Hook the front panel at the joint with the lid using a plastic spatula or an opening tool.
  • Attention! Protect internal components from damage – do not push the tool too far.
  • • Fix the gap at the joint with a guitar pick or the sharpened edge of a plastic card.
  • • To further reduce the effect of the adhesive, add a little alcohol (eg isopropyl alcohol) to the joint.
  • • Using a sliding motion of the pick, separate the front panel from the cover.
  • • Fix the gap that appears successfully with another pick (or similar plastic, nylon instrument).
  • Attention! This is a long and complicated procedure that does not tolerate haste and mistakes – hook the front panel carefully, add heat with a hairdryer where the glue has set again.

Step 4

  • • Do not rush to remove the front panel – the display on it is connected to the system board by a loop.
  • • Carefully hook the ribbon cable onto the front panel connector and disconnect it.
  • • Remove the bezel.
  • • When reassembling, make sure the edges are cleaned of old adhesive.
  • • To re-install the front panel, apply a thin layer of new adhesive around the edges.

Step 5

  • • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the mounting screws around the perimeter of the case (marked in red).
  • • Also use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws from the inner perimeter of the communication frame of the cover (marked in blue).
  • • Finally, remove the screws from the ribbon retaining bracket (marked in purple).
  • • Pick up the inner frame of the tablet with a pick.
  • • The frame is easy to remove – separate it from the cover.

Step 6

  • • Disconnect the battery cable (in the left area) from the system board.
  • • Disconnect the two wide ribbon cables in the upper area.
  • • Also disconnect the remaining ribbon cables from the printed circuit boards (shown in the picture).

Step 7

  • • Remove the two screws at the bottom of the frame.
  • • Pick up the PCB at the bottom and remove it.
  • • Turn the bezel over to the side where the ribbon cables are located.
  • • Remove the cables by carefully threading the connectors through the through holes in the frame.
  • • To remove the leftmost ribbon cable, remove the bracket that secures it by simply hooking it up.

Step 8

  • Attention! In the following images, you will see the system board components removed – if you are only planning to replace the battery, you do not need to remove them.
  • • The battery is glued to the frame – you need to soften the glue by heating the frame from the back side (where it has a large area of ​​contact with the battery).
  • Attention! Do not under any circumstances heat the battery itself, as this is dangerous!
  • • Use a household or building hair dryer at a heating temperature of no more than 100 ° C for a short duration (less than a minute).
  • Attention! Direct hot air exclusively at the frame, distributing heat evenly and not heating one spot for more than a few seconds!
  • • This will soften the adhesive — removing the battery will be much easier using isopropyl alcohol and a thin plastic card.
  • • Hook up the battery case and detach it from the tablet frame.
  • • Use double-sided tape to install a new battery.


The procedure for replacing the battery Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 10.5 (2019, SM-T720 / T725) is simple, but requires careful attention to the recommendations and instructions. After you install the new battery, reassemble the case in the reverse order of the manual.

Make sure that the cables are securely connected to the connectors and correctly fixed, without interfering with other components and the adhesion of the cover.Once fully assembled, test the tablet to make sure it works and fully charge within a few hours after reaching 100% charge.

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How to repair a SIM card slot of a tablet with your own hands

Over the weekend, a friend brought an explay surfer 8.31 3g tablet. When the tablet fell off the table, the back cover of the tablet opened, pulling the SIM card inserted into the slot. Alas, such situations with your favorite gadgets have certainly happened to many of you.However, with a strong desire, this problem can be solved on your own.

As you can see in the photo, the slot attachment point has been torn out, and on one side, together with the foil glued to the board (blue circle). It’s good that this section of the foil is not a track and you can safely put it in place (glue it).

The broken legs of the slot and their remains on the tablet board are marked with a red circle.

During the inspection, it was discovered that the SIM card was not fixed, that is, the slot itself was damaged.Of course, I would replace it with another one, but the nearest specialized store where you can buy a slot is 150 km away. Having learned about this, a friend asked me to remove the fixation and put the slot as it is (remove the spring so that the SIM card does not come out). But I could not just pull out these parts, because if I later need to change the SIM card or, for example, I have to open the case, I cannot do without breaking the slot again.

The photograph (after repair) shows that on this tablet model, the SIM-card is inserted deeply and it is almost impossible to pull it out without the ejection mechanism.

So I had to repair the slot itself first.

Slot repair

Removing the metal cover, I saw that the wire resembling a staple bracket (only much smaller) was missing. She fixed a plastic part that pushes the SIM card out under the action of a spring.

The red circle marks the place where the locking bracket should have been.

The wire for the staple needs to be stiff in order to accelerate back, so I made the staple out of spring steel of a suitable diameter.

The diameter was determined by the hole where the native bracket was installed.

Slightly straightening the spring, bent the tip with pliers and bit off. After nibbling, the end of the wire resembled an ax blade. So that he does not damage the plastic parts of the mechanism, he rounded off its end with a diamond file.

Temporarily removing the ejector spring for convenience, put the SIM card back in place and thus found out the length of the retainer.

I made the length of the legs of the bracket so that it does not exceed the thickness of the base of the slot. Otherwise, the end of the bracket, which is inserted into the base itself, could damage the tablet board.

Next, I installed all the parts of the slot in their places, closed the metal cover and checked the clarity of fixation.

This is where the biggest problem in repairing the tablet (slot restoration) ended and another began – installing the slot in place.

Installing the slot

If there was a new slot, installation would not have been a problem, but since the legs of the native slot also suffered, I had to tinker with them.

To begin with, I removed the rest of the legs from the board, polished the soldering places with a soldering flux and began to solder. Soldered with an ordinary 40 W soldering iron, although it is better to solder such parts with a soldering station. I started by gluing and soldering the body of the slot, then the legs themselves. The short ends of the slot legs did not reach the place where they were soldered, and the legs had to be extended with a thin copper wire. I had to solder each leg, trying not to touch the already soldered one, and they are at a very close distance (this is not an exercise for the faint of heart).Finally, I wiped off all the places where there were flux residues with alcohol.


If anyone decides to try to fix the breakage of the SIM card slot himself, I want to warn you: on explay surfer 8.31 3g the battery is glued to the back cover, be careful when disassembling. With a sharp opening of the lid, serious breakdowns are almost guaranteed. At least pull out the battery plug from the board, damage the cables and, of course, the wires that go to the speakers (marked in red).

When soldering, do not overheat the board and slot.

Take care not to form bridges (blots) between the tracks.

When repairing, it is advisable to have a magnifying glass at hand, preferably a microscope.

A soldering iron needs little power, or better a soldering station, otherwise the slot may melt and the tablet board may overheat.

Do not remove rosin residues with sharp objects (a needle), as you may damage the tracks on the board.

Memo: if there is no experience in repairing radio electronics, you should not even try, otherwise the consequences of such repair (already in the service center) will cost much more, or may not accept the device at all.

The Exosuit from Lowe’s and Virginia Tech uses energy conservation principles and flexible yet durable materials to make lifting less heavy and painful

Forget the sci-fi battles between exosuit-equipped soldiers, aliens and machines.While the exosuit from Virginia Tech and Lowe’s Innovation Lab really looks like it was used as a prop on the set of Tomorrow’s Edge, its purpose is much more peaceful and even trivial. It uses energy conservation principles and flexible yet durable materials to make lifting, like cement bags for wearers, less heavy and painful.

This is not a combat suit, but it looks like some kind of robotic alien clung to the wearer’s back on its own. Well, or like those support braces that people with serious back problems have to wear. But if the braces are trying to correct a pre-existing problem, this exosuit helps not create it in the first place.

The costume is simple, like everything ingenious. No mega-cool technologies from the field of robotics and mechanical engineering are applied here. The suit uses carbon fiber components that flex and stretch when the wearer needs to bend over and lift something.The suit’s structure allows it to store energy, which is then used to add strength to the wearer to carry a heavy object. This costume will not turn you into Superman or Wonder Woman, nor will it give you the ability to defend your area from criminals. But it will help not to strain your back and not damage the spine when you carry weights.

The exosuit was designed so as not to look intimidating, although it looks rather strange. Most likely, because we are not used to something like that in everyday life, outside of science fiction and computer games.

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