This thread drives me crazy. |
There are a lot of suspicions but no final evidence except burned io chips indicating there is something wrong...
It's plausible that loose plugs might shorten contacts, probably causing damages. But is this what happened here and the final conclusion? The failiure of 'proper' PD charging hints in this direction too. However, anything else, assuming hw design flaws, protocol violations, whatever hidden secet, is simply plain scary...
Im close to return my Hi13 (15 days left on amazons 30 days return guarantee) regardless if my Hi13 is still ok or has a latent damage in the chip. I'm not willing taking chances that the device burns within the next weeks or months. Whished there was a way of clear analysis and proof... to make a more serious decision.
Just lost some money on another budget device this year, don't like to face this again.
At the moment charging and runtime of my Hi13 seem to be fine. No heat either, it's ice cold when turned off. Have no USB C otg cable or other device at hand to check io. Should I order adapters and a charger, risking even more money? Even if io works there will be still a taste of unreliability left. But I need a device I can count and rely on.
The torture is I like the Device.
It provides what I was looking for for nearly two years now, an A4 sized reading device at an acceptable price point. Returning the device means cancelling my project again, going back to paper, probably never looking back. Paper is inconvenient but much more reliable... It also means loosing the money I've already spent on apps and the H3 pen which has not arrived yet but will be uneconomical to return...