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    I have had the USB port go bad on two VTABs. The first lasted about a month. The port became very loose. The 2nd only lasted 3 days and the socket was not loose. VTAB would not charge or connect to PC with USB.

    Looking for good right angle connector cable for my 3rd VTAB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tec10 View Post
    The USB port is surface mounted and will break loose with vertical force. Best to not use in portrait mode while charging or plug in. Wish they had a power jack instead.
    My experience with laptops are that the powerports are surface mounted also and do break off. It happens often enough that I found a company that specializes in this kind of repair.

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    The power port on my VTAB crapped out after 1 month. The unit was a refurb from woot and was "babied" because I already heard of the power port problem. Sad that an otherwise fantastic product has a fatal design flaw. Vizio is replacing it with another refurb... So has anyone found a cable that will help with this problem yet?

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    To make the micro easier to plug in I painted a spot of white on the top, with this done it much easier to plug in !

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    Well I have had to return my 2nd VTAB to COSTCO for the powerport issue.On my second one I even bought the right angled mini usb however, again the connector came loose and would not charge untill you wiggled it around. I think that has about done it for me as far as getting another one until either the next generation of the 8" Tab arrives and the powerport connection had been remidied or the 10" Tab arrives and blows me away.
    I was really having alot of fun with this tablet but since this is a major defect in it's design I am backing away.
    I hope all who have this Tablet enjoy it and do not have the issue with the Powerport connection...Be sure to baby it.

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    I started to have a problem 3 weeks ago when the Vtab stopped connecting with my PC for file transfers. Then last weekend it would not charge unless the cable was pulled toward me. I called Vizio and they had me try a phone charger and cable but I had the same result, no charging unless I pulled the cable toward me. They will replace the unit and are eager to do so but I still have a 5 day window to return it to Costco for a refund. I did ask the rep if the new / refurbished unit was re-engineered to fix the problem and the answer was not to her knowledge. So after reading about others with this issue I think I'll return it and go back to my 7 inch Coby that has worked flawlessly for 14 months but does not have all the bells and whistles of the Vizio and wait to see what Vizio comes out with next that might be more durable.

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    Vizio would not let me RMA mine because I bought it from Amazon and the seller was not a vizio reseller
    You would think they would have a recall on these or at least fix the USB port. Had mine 5 weeks


 
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