Nvidia recalls Shield Tablet due to possible overheating

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Sep 2, 2017
What power source did you use.

so just an FYI, if you connect a power source straight to the red and black wires going to the battery and short out the green and white terminals the device WILL boot and stay on without a battery…
working on possible setting it up as nexus player/shield tv

I am not an electrical expert. What did you use as a power supply to get your shield tablet to work? I have an nvidia tablet that seems to be outside the recall. Battery died and I really would like to avoid battery. Would not mind if I had a hard wire to ac plug with power transformer on ac wire.



Oct 7, 2011
I bought ( https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B014SLXPX0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) Internal T4000E Replacement Battery for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 T210 T211 T217 T2105 4000mAh to use on the actual Tablet I owned and never used it, so I repurposed it for my Nvidia Shield which had a newer battery and it swelled up on me 3 months out of warranty. I took the back cover off, removed the battery slowly using a membership card for a brand store to get under battery and slowly pull tape away, I then slowly removed tape at the top of existing battery to remove charge controller contained inside the battery, I remove the charge controller by simply wiggling the connections from battery to controller till they shear from friction, The charge controller gives you a simple battery positive and battery negative post to connect your new battery. Removing the battery from any of these devices is tricky and dangerous if not done careful because the battery can catch fire if punctured and exposed to humidity in the air around it. On the battery I purchased I used the two outside red wires on the new battery and attached to + positive side of Shield Tablets charge controller; and then two outside black wires on the new battery to connect to - negative terminals on the Nvidia Shield's charge controller. I tested it first with alligator clip jumpers for a day before I soldered it in permanently. The battery I had is smaller in size and capacity but I tend to use my shield from the nightstand so it's usual charging as soon as I'm done with it or close to a charging outlet, so battery life wasn't a major concern but I still want to be able to use it as intended. There is a good youtube video of a Russian person doing it which is not greatest but good enough for help, and I also used an iFixit walk-through of the removal on the web that you can find doing a web search. I never found good information on removal of the charge controller but if done gently it's quite easy to remove. We'll see how long it lasts or if causes any further problems as of right now it's better than a dead tablet.


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Jul 25, 2018
can u show how u short out the green and white wires? im thinking how to do it and want to do it without the battery charging circuit.
In the first picture i can´t see how u conected the green and white wire, u just conected green and white (charging circuit) and pushed the power by red and black (Battery) wires ?
I´m sry if i am doing a obviusly question i dont want short circuit the motherboard, thx for this post it´s so helpful for me.


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Aug 6, 2019
philtor on the Nvidia forum soldered in a resistor equal to the battery and used the built in usb plug to power it

What resistor did you use in this project? I'm hoping to do the same thing with my Shield Tablet, but I am having trouble finding any info on how to do it. Thank you for any help you can provide.

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    so just an FYI, if you connect a power source straight to the red and black wires going to the battery and short out the green and white terminals the device WILL boot and stay on without a battery…
    working on possible setting it up as nexus player/shield tv
    Consider the ginormous screw-up that they did with the battery and reading the process on the page it would seem that they will send you a new tablet and when you open it, the other one will be rendered unusable which basically makes it a giant ball of turd or a brick :)
    Not sure if they want it shipped back or not but by what i'm reading they won't. Even so i don't mind keeping the blank one for spare pieces.

    Well I am not saying I will do this, but if the device no longer has a kill switch (custom rom) when I first boot the new device, And they don't want the defective device back... Well you see where I am going

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    NVIDIA has announced a recall of its SHIELD tablets, sold between July 2014 and July 2015:

    Information on how to obtain a replacement device: http://www.nvidia.com/support/tabletrecall

    Official nVidia notice: http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/notice-for-nvidia-tablet-customers
    does anyone know how to check battery type on non-stock roms? I have CM12.1 currently installed and I would rather not need to go back to stock just to find out I have the non-recallable battery type.

    Have a look at the faq: http://tabletrecall.expertproductinquiry.com/faq/6x1gnn

    Q. How do I know if my tablet is affected?
    A. The recall includes NVIDIA SHIELD tablets (both WIFI and LTE) sold between July 2014 and July 2015.

    Model numbers P1761, P1761W and P1761WX and serial numbers 0410215901781 through 0425214604018 are included in this recall. The model and serial numbers are etched on the left side edge of the tablets and printed on the packaging.

    Please go to www.nvidia.com/support/tabletrecall and follow the instructions. You will need to update your tablet with the latest software to determine if your tablet is affected.

    Alternatively call them and ask. :) Numbers are on faq page.
    Just received my RMA email. Old tablets will be shipped back to Nvidia.