I called HTC. They said it would cost me about $290 or something. I can't remember exactly but but it was expensive (more than I even paid for the thing so that made no sense at all). They said that piece was attached to the motherboard so that's why it was that costly. I don't think that's even true since i saw the part selling for like $35. The eBay seller has a 30 day warranty so I'm going to use that to get my money back.
With my time with the Flyer, I really liked it a lot! the device feels strong and its really responsive. I want to get another one but I'm afraid the pins break on the other one too. I can't keep losing money on these shipping costs. Tbh, I'm surprised these devices would have such a flaw since they were at one point more costly than an iPad. I figured HTC was better than that.
@j510. The last pin of the charging port completely broke so that option is out. Its like 60% charged and I'm resisting using it because I can't charge it after it's dead. I love this thing ao much though. I want to explore it but I can't.
To anyone, is this a common fault of the device? It seems as though it is (from reading past forums). If it is, I may have to pass on this type of device which truly is sad since I bought it particularly for the pen functionality which few tablets have.