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#1 johnf440

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:40 AM

Doing a little research and found this complete teardown with descriptions of the individual components inside. God bless Google translate.

Ainol 7 teardown

#2 Nickos-V

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:49 PM

Excellent find. I am quickly checking it out and looks very good.

One very interesting thing is the battery looks 2X bigger than battery in Wopad i7. I am now thinking much better battery life on Novo 7A because of bigger battery. Wopad put somewhat smaller battery in the i7. Someone said i7 battery measured 1500mah and not 3000+ mah as claimed.

Edit: compare that to 4000mah battery in the NOVO 7A and you can easily see why the 7A gets very long battery life. =)

Edited by Nickos-V, 11 November 2011 - 01:53 PM.


*MINIX NEO X5 (RK3066) - OK. Not fun because uses mouse cursor.
*YUANDAO N80 DUAL (RK3066) - Very good
*CUBE U30GT (RK3066)- Defective; buttons broke in 2-3 weeks; Bad quality control!!! I will never buy a Cube again!!! - Very good while working
*WOPAD I7 (RK2918)- About OK. Sluggish because has weaker ARM chip (RK2918) & less RAM (512 MB).

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:28 PM

Some tablets use internal TF or SD card which can easily be upgraded but NOVO 7A uses flash memory chips for storing the OS. These will be much harder if not impossible to upgrade for most users. I believe Wopad i7 uses flash memory chips too.

7A seems to come with 8GB NandFlash standard which is great compared to smaller 4GB standard size on most other tablets.
"Flash memory chips using Micron 29F64G08CBAAA, single capacity of 8GB"

Edited by Nickos-V, 11 November 2011 - 01:45 PM.


*MINIX NEO X5 (RK3066) - OK. Not fun because uses mouse cursor.
*YUANDAO N80 DUAL (RK3066) - Very good
*CUBE U30GT (RK3066)- Defective; buttons broke in 2-3 weeks; Bad quality control!!! I will never buy a Cube again!!! - Very good while working
*WOPAD I7 (RK2918)- About OK. Sluggish because has weaker ARM chip (RK2918) & less RAM (512 MB).

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:46 PM

cant view the link . . . hehehe

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#5 Nickos-V

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:54 PM

cant view the link . . . hehehe

Try direct link to Chinese version below:
http://www.imp3.net/...id=28979&page=1

Put link into Google Translate to get English.

*MINIX NEO X5 (RK3066) - OK. Not fun because uses mouse cursor.
*YUANDAO N80 DUAL (RK3066) - Very good
*CUBE U30GT (RK3066)- Defective; buttons broke in 2-3 weeks; Bad quality control!!! I will never buy a Cube again!!! - Very good while working
*WOPAD I7 (RK2918)- About OK. Sluggish because has weaker ARM chip (RK2918) & less RAM (512 MB).

#6 johnf440

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:52 AM

That battery is freaking HUGE. I like the DDR3 1333 ram on the board near the processor. Many Tegra 2 devices still use DDR 2.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:13 AM

Thanks for posting this link! It is nice to be able to inspect inside without having to take mine apart.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:04 PM

Hi all,

Using the link appearing in this thread, I have downloaded these disassembling instructions making a PDF. The PDF is attached here.

The source (in chinese) is:

http://www.imp3.net/...9&page=1&anno=2

I did my best using Google translator and correcting some obvious errors.

Attached Files


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#9 Kennyr

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:02 AM

Hi all,

Using the link appearing in this thread, I have downloaded these disassembling instructions making a PDF. The PDF is attached here.

The source (in chinese) is:

http://www.imp3.net/...9&page=1&anno=2

I did my best using Google translator and correcting some obvious errors.


I like it, BTW did you get your charging problem fixed?
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#10 aprendroid

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:04 PM

I like it, BTW did you get your charging problem fixed?


Thanks Kennyr for your comment.

About the charge problem: my vendor changed the tablet. Now I have another one (NOVO 7 Advanced also) and it seems behaving correctly :D

"Warranty" and "support" are very subjective terms and very relative terms.

I had better support from a person (not an enterprise or a shop) who is importing machines than the support some people receive from sellers (based on the comments I have read in this forum).

As for department stores here in Colombia, "warranty" means you must speak with the brand representative if the device you bought has any defect and the representative takes some time to answer (several days). A lot of bureaucracy... and mediocre customer service.

Thanks for your interest and best wishes.

Edited by aprendroid, 26 January 2012 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:11 AM

Thank you very much for this information.

It's always nice to know whats inside our N7A tablet, as it looks to be set-out well and not just chucked together, like some cheap tablets, we know.

Yes the battery looks to be a fair old size, in the case, which is a bonus.
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:50 AM

Hi all,

Using the link appearing in this thread, I have downloaded these disassembling instructions making a PDF. The PDF is attached here.

The source (in chinese) is:

http://www.imp3.net/...9&page=1&anno=2

I did my best using Google translator and correcting some obvious errors.



Just wanted to say thanks so much for that. My beloved 7a got dropped on the floor while plugged into some speakers, so need to repair the jack socket. That PDF was perfect!!

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:34 AM

Just wanted to say thanks so much for that. My beloved 7a got dropped on the floor while plugged into some speakers, so need to repair the jack socket. That PDF was perfect!!


I am very happy the PDF was useful for you. I hope you have repaired your tablet.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:01 PM

Doing a little research and found this complete teardown with descriptions of the individual components inside. God bless Google translate.

Ainol 7 teardown

tnx a lot for this..it really helps me!!!

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:52 PM

Guys, while connected to pc through the usb port my tablet fell to the floor and now it wont charge if I don't press the charger head in a way and also pc won't recognize it, can I get it fixed around here ? I is a simple soldering job ?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:33 PM

Send it to me. I will resolder it for you.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:07 AM

Well, I am in Turkey :) I think it is safe to assume that you are no where near me :)

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:12 PM

No in USA. Sorry not even close.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:20 PM

i was looking for that thanks.btw i have serious disconnecting wifi problem while streaming videos after 5-6 min.later.what can i do for that?changing wifi antenna(for laptops) can solve this?or it's just software/firmware problem.my novo has stock 2.3.4 firm and i just installed TopNotchAutomod2.0 for root.any idea about wifi solution?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

Hi people. Do you have any idea with the battery size and specs of the battery? I am planning to change the battey of my tab thanks!