Originally Posted by Buratei
Hey guys, I am volunteering to be the guniea pig to try out a $12 ribbon cable from ebay on my Nexus 7 (sorry not enough post counts to include an outside link)
My nexus 7 got lose at the connector from jamming the tablet against the bezel too much so I need one of these anyway. Previously, these things used to go $40+ (hell, I missed out on a deal a couple of month ago for a refurb unit for double that price) and thus a hard sell. At $12, not a huge loss even if it turns out to be a POS. Let's see if it solves all the charging issues. I will let you know how it goes when it arrives and I get a chance to install it.
In case I haven't told you earlier, this does work. Now I can leave gps/bt on and still charge. Still not a strong 1000+mv charge rate but gets the job done. Surely there is a good bit of parasitic loss for whatever reason.
The thing that bugs me somewhat now is sometimes the tablet fails to wake from deep sleep even with power injected. The only way to bring it back alive is to long hold the physical power button; strangely, the tablet would start in sleep mode when doing a cold boot like this. Happens maybe like once every 20-30 engine on/offs?
Also, torque has a built-in option for autostart and deep sleep, which unfortunately doesn't seem to play nice with autodroid power manager. Failing to curb power drain in sleep while leaving torque running in the background, I stopped using torque for some time (not that I was in constant need of it anyway).