Sunday, 26 October 2014

How to fix Tesco HUDL charging port


The Sweetpeas had a HUDL each last Christmas thanks to the Tesco Clubcard Boost promotion. They absolutely love them and have no end of games to play on them which have been downloaded for free.

Everything was going great with them until Harvey's one no longer charged correctly. It has to be the charging port as the charger fitted into Alyssa's perfectly.

I found a video on Youtube which showed me how to remove the back casing on the HUDL. I simply had to inset a Stanley blade between the rubber backing and the plastic surround. I then gently just pulled off the backing by following around the edges. It has many plastic clips holding it in place and I managed to get it off within 10 seconds. Easy peasy!




I nipped across to Amazon for a replacement port at £19.95 delivered. Seemed the going price on eBay too I so went with that.

It arrived a few days later and I set about replacing the part.


First you need to undo the two cross head screws that hold the part in place. Out came my little mini screwdriver set from a Christmas cracker decades ago. I knew I keep these things for a reason.

There are 2 little black tabs on the part to the right of it. You simply push those up a bit which releases that piece. You then have to pull the plastic surround back ever so gently so that the actual port bit can pull out. I flicked it up with a flat screwdriver.


(Excuse the felt pen on the table. Our table gets some serious abuse thrown at it.)




 I tried to show in this picture how really bent the whole port actually was and explains why it wasn't chargin at all.

So that's it! Simple to achieve and much cheaper than sending it away to be fixed or even buying a replacement.

Obviously, depending on the age of your HUDL, it may still be under warranty so make sure you check that out too.


"Look Mummy. I'm a man of danger."

I think he's absolutely right and no longer will he be allowed to charge his own HUDL.


Avoiding the washing up and fixing a HUDL charging port.








Single Parent Pessimist

22 comments:

  1. Wow go girl!
    Attempting to fix a piece of technology myself has never occurred to me, but you have shown me it is possible!
    Thanks for linking to #singleparentlinky and hopefully will see you again very soon!

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  2. Very impressive skills! I love taking things apart but I'm useless at putting them back together again ;-)

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  3. Those tiny scredrivers are invaluable, aren't they! Good on you for doing this yourself.

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    1. Absolutely! So glad I kept them in my tool box.

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  4. Oh wow! This is way out of my comfort zone. I can hardly open my phone to take the battery out :-(

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  5. Oh very impressive - well done.

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  6. I am very impressed - thankfully I have a friend who is good at this stuff

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  7. Wow go you, this is very impressive x

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  8. Well done for fixing it and saving yourself lot of money in the process

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  9. I don't think I'd be brave enough to try and fix it myself! Well done on doing it, I'm impressed.

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  10. You go gurl! It's the sort of thing I'd have taken to a shop to get fixed!

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  11. Wow, good for you!! I wish I could mend stuff, it would save us a lot of money!!

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  12. Impressive! I am technologically challenged and would have been lost without a clue as to how to sort this out!

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  13. You were very brave. I can't imagine my first thought would have been to fix it myself, I'd be wondering how much it was going to cost me by sending it to the laptop/tablet guy at the computer shop!

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  14. wow well done fixing it! I'm terrible at things like that! x

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  15. Followed these instructions and swapped the bit out in minutes. Thanks for sharing them.

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  16. Just did it, thank you, I would have discarded the whole tablet probably if I hadn't read this post! The satisfaction of seeing that battery charging sign! To my doubting husband, ha!!!

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    1. Oh that is absolutely brilliant that you managed to fix it! Glad my post helped.

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  17. Astounded that I have managed to do this. I'd never have attempted to remove the back of a tablet let alone imagine I could change the port and mend the problem. My hudl is now charging! Thank you

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