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What to do with the broken 10" RCA tablet ?

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What to do with the broken 10" RCA tablet ?

My kid's 10" RCA tablet was stepped on, screen is cracked and the touchscreen is not responding. I know it is a cheap tablet that probably not worth fixing at all. I wonder other than putting it to the landfill, anything else I can do with it ?
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Sell for $10 on Kijiji for parts
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What would it be useful for without a screen ?
Does it have HDMI output ? if so you can use it for media playback with some wireless keyboard/mouse (if it supports USB OTG).

Edit: this might be a good time to check the Fire HD tablet currently on sale.
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rdx wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2019 1:29 pm
My kid's 10" RCA tablet was stepped on, screen is cracked and the touchscreen is not responding. I know it is a cheap tablet that probably not worth fixing at all. I wonder other than putting it to the landfill, anything else I can do with it ?
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Jan 22nd, 2019 2:34 pm
Just recycle it and get a new one.
Why pay money to go in to the Recycling Centre to recycle it? That's just stupid! You already pay a fee to buy the thing and you have to pay to get rid of the thing. That's total BS.
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AV-Fishing wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2019 5:09 pm
Why pay money to go in to the Recycling Centre to recycle it? That's just stupid! You already pay a fee to buy the thing and you have to pay to get rid of the thing. That's total BS.
What money are you talking about? Dunno what things are like in Oshawa but in the GTA most HHW depots take these things no charge.

Do NOT throw things with Li-Ion batteries, along with possible other hazardous materials within (e.g. lead solder, other environmetnally dangerous metals), in the trash.
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You paid for the recycling when you purchased it. Commonly referred to as EHF (Enviroinmental Handling Fee)
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rdx wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2019 1:29 pm
My kid's 10" RCA tablet was stepped on, screen is cracked and the touchscreen is not responding. I know it is a cheap tablet that probably not worth fixing at all. I wonder other than putting it to the landfill, anything else I can do with it ?
Why don't you make this a tech project for your kids? Have them open it up and see what's inside? This could be a learning curve for them.

Heck see how much a screen would cost and if you could replace it yourself, then it could be a nice weekend job!
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lamboman wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2019 8:22 am
Heck see how much a screen would cost and if you could replace it yourself, then it could be a nice weekend job!
I am not sure if there is any RCA repair center/place to sell replacement glass in GTA. Even there is, I doubt it would be worth to buy & replace the screen as the tablet was only ~$100. On top of that, I think there is also something wrong with the touch screen as it is not responding to any touch........
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AV-Fishing wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2019 1:34 pm
Sell for $10 on Kijiji for parts
You mean on eBay as "lightly used"

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Jan 23rd, 2019 1:58 pm
https://www.amazon.com/pcspareparts-Rep ... B014AV2DQ8

i dunno? this seems pretty cheap to fix if thats the problem and model matches? check out the reviews and wade in if you think its worth the effort
If the LCD itself is fine, this is what I'd do.

Hell I just fixed my screen on my Nexus 5X and it's also worth about $100 right now.
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death_hawk wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2019 2:37 pm
You mean on eBay as "lightly used"
With eBay ... you will be at a loss ... eBay Sellers Fees + PayPal Fees ... hahahaha

With Kijiji / Craigslist ... you get your full $10 ... hahahaha ... no fees
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