Hudl 2 Repairs Visual Guide now available on Amazon!

Finally finished the book had it proof read by my good friend Toby Kilburn and uploaded it to Amazon KDP. Apparently it normally takes them 72 hours to approve a new book, but my one went live in less than four hours!

I’m still struggling with some formatting issues with the book. It works great on Kindles, but doesn’t look great in the Kindle app on Android and IOS. I am planning to get full colour paperback version uploaded today, if I can figure out some issues with the DPI on the images.

Anyway at long last here’s a link to my book on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hudl-Repairs-VISUAL-GUIDE-Information-ebook/dp/B06Y4S3D5F/

Here’s the blurb I came up with:

The Hudl 2 Visual Repair guide is designed to take someone with no experience of repairing Hudl 2 tablets through the whole process of fixing any type of hardware fault. In includes a detailed step by step tear down of the Hudl 2 as well as covering virtually every type of hardware fault and some common software based issues. Learn how to diagnose, troubleshoot faults and more importantly fix them!

After running a successfully Hudl 2 repair business, I decided to share my knowledge with the world. The book also includes advanced repair techniques and projects you can follow to make use of a broken Hudl 2 as a desktop PC, or Kodi media centre. Packed with tips and techniques, it provides everything you could possibly need to start successfully repairing Hudl 2 tablets.

Including step by step guides to:

Hudl 2 Screen Replacement
Hudl 2 Charging Board Replacement
Hudl 2 Battery Replacement
Troubleshooting Motherboard Issues

 

 

Last Chance to Order a Repair Today!

We are shutting down during the Christmas period tomorrow and won’t be processing any repair orders until with start up again on the 1st of January. This is primarily because the postal services degenerate into chaos at this time of year and we don’t want to be dealing with problem deliveries over Christmas. If you would like us to repair your Hudl2 this year, today is your last chance to place you order!

Anonymous Hudl 2 Repair: Is this yours?

While we do stress the importance of enclosing your details with Hudl2’s you send us to repair, every now and again, someone forgets. This causes a big problem for us as we get quite busy on the repair font at times.

If you have sent your Hudl2 to us (it’s bubblegum pink in a case)  If this belongs to you, can you please contact us so we can fix it and send it back to you? We’ll need to you to confirm what sort of case it’s in, so we know it’s you that sent it to us.

We do try our best to provide a good service, but it’s vital that we can keep track of who has sent us what, and if you forget to enclose your details in the package you send to us, it makes things very difficult as we effectively have no way of knowing who sent it or who to send it back to.

 

Hudl2 OTG on Lollipop: What to Expect

Hudl2 OTG on Lollipop: What to Expect

Until I started to investigate using the Hudl2 as a headless Kodi media center (article coming soon), I hadn’t personally had any issues using OTG on Lollipop, but it transpires it only works on some Hudl2’s and not others. It appears that there was some sort of hardware revision for the Hudl2 during the manufacturing process. This is likely to have occurred when Tesco sold out of the original run of Hudl2’s and had to retool and make more. While OTG worked fine on all hardware revisions of the Hudl2 on Kitkat, it only works with one of the hardware revisions once it’s upgraded to Lollipop. At the present time I’m not sure if it’s the earlier hardware revision, or the later one that works with OTG on Lollipop. However, I’m going try and figure this out as the hardware revision numbers are stamped on the motherboard. If I can get to the bottom of this I’ll write an article about it for the site.

So, if your Hudl2 is running the latest Lollipop firmware and you want to use OTG, it will either work or it won’t. If it does you need to be aware of what it can and can’t do. It didn’t work when I tried to connect a USB optical mouse directly to an OTG port. It did work when I connected a wireless mouse. I suspect this is because the OTG doesn’t deliver enough power via OTG to drive the wired optical mouse and power the lasers. In contrast the wireless mouse just has a small dongle that plugs into the OTG cable. The mouse itself is powered by AAA batteries, so the OTG cable doesn’t have any excessive power demands on it.

Once you connect a mouse to an Android device, the standard behavior is for a mouse pointer to appear on the screen. You can then click around and click drag to simulate touch. It takes a little getting used to, but you’ll soon be navigating around your Hudl2 with a mouse with ease.  The only down side to this is that you can’t access the on screen keyboard when you click on text entry boxes. This seems to be because when Android detects a mouse, it also expects a keyboard to be attached. You can do this by connecting a USB hub to the Hudl2 and connecting a mouse and keyboard at the same time. This can provide a method of using the Hudl2 more like a desktop computer if the screen is broken.

Hudl2 Colour Change?

For a limited time if you need a replacement Hudl2 screen we can offer a colour change service! We currently have a limited supply of Slate Black, Zesty Orange and Jazzy Blue back covers. So for example, if you have a Dreamy White Hudl 2 with a cracked screen, you can purchase an Orange replacement screen and we’ll put an Orange back cover on it and return to you an complete Orange Hudl2 with you orignal motherboard and data on it!

If you want to go down this route, please contact us before completing the purchase as our supply of spare back covers is limited!

Happy colour changing!

Hudl2 Repairs site Now HTTPS

We’ve now applied HTTPS security to all pages on our Hudl 2 repairs site. This means that when you browse the pages of the site your connection is guaranteed to be private. In theory at least, with a HTTP site, it’s possible for the connection to be hijacked and the page to be manipulated before you see it. HTTPS prevents this as any tampering with the page results in a browser security warning.

We’ve done this as Google are planning to release a new version of Chrome next year that specifically warns people when they are about to access a non HTTPS website. We also take your security very seriously.