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Old 03-17-2023, 12:19 PM   #221
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Unfortunately its the older tablets that will work and its getting harder to find them. You will have to scour ebay, Target, Walmart etc.. for some older 7" tablets but make sure that the power port is in the right place and type, or some modification will be needed on the JayCommand housing.

With that being said a iPad or any other tablet will also work and provide same functionality just not inside the main case.

Also watch ebay, they sell on there every now and then for around $250ish.
What exactly is it about the newer tablets (other than charging port) that wouldn't allow this to work? The app is downloaded from the play store and installed onto the OEM tablet anyway.
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Old 03-17-2023, 12:22 PM   #222
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If one is wanting to mount the tablet, you could just use command strips on the back of it.? The board the charging cable comes from could just be located in the hole the wires from the node....
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Old 03-17-2023, 12:36 PM   #223
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Its the charging port location and type. They have changed almost everything to a USB C port, so to go from the mini/micro to USB C you need a converter and those are a bit bulky. If you have the tools and know how you could probably solder a new cable on to make it more OEM like.

Other than that any cheap tablet should work if its the right dimensions.

Personally I have a spare Hyundai tablet that I got for $40 from Target, but it is USB C. Everything else is identical. Oh and it has cellular for its own internet connection without needing WiFi.
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Old 03-17-2023, 12:44 PM   #224
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Ok.. Thanks Tom... That's what I was thinking. It really shouldn't matter on the tablet, as long as you can change (or use adapter) for charging of the tablet and data back to the node.
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Old 03-17-2023, 12:56 PM   #225
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Correct, technically you dont even need the buttons on the controller faceplate. But they do sure come in handy when the tablet is acting up!

Heck I didnt know until recently that the #4 on mine turned the water pump on and off... Made the DW happy as our old LCD screen controller had that button and she hated having to swipe through screens on the tablet or phone.
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Old 03-17-2023, 01:28 PM   #226
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I only have 3 hard buttons on mine... Nonetheless, even if you'd use a different tablet, the hard buttons could still be used, if something was designed to hold that board and buttons to a location... With some simple searching on Amazon, I'm sure I could find a circuit board cradle that could hold it.... Hmm... Something new to customize lol
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I tried the M7. Itís the right plug in but actually way smaller. The one that comes with the unit is actually larger than 7 inches. Going to have to try and figure out another solution.

I know phones and other tablets will work and thatís how we are doing it now I just want the main unit to look nice and work. We paid too much money for this crap to not be functional and Iím not paying $600 for a $30 tablet.
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Btw. Don’t you need the buttons on the button to pair the tablet? If it falls off of Bluetooth and loses connection how do you pair it again? Is there another method?
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Brendon, that is a very good question on the buttons to pair. I know that is the normal process, however, if you go into the app and click the gear, then go to Bluetooth option, it should give you the option to pair the tablet right from the app. Although I haven't tried that with the main tablet personally.
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there are instruction on how to pair with out buttons..look it up on BmPro website
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Fix

Update for everyone and I hope people can easily find this but my controller is now back up and running. I took apart the housing, got the iPad out and then took apart the tablet to access the battery. I then ordered 3-4 batteries that matched the size and specs of the current battery and 1-2 slightly upgraded batteries. Used the upgraded option first and the tablet immediately came to life. Put it all back together and itís running great. For anyone having these issues itís just a bad battery. Swapped it out for $10. Donít pay $600 for a new unit.
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Nice solution! You said you took the "ipad" apart?? Are you running an iPad on your rig? It's an Android that came stock on these systems. Did you change the charge cable that comes from the control board behind the tablet then?
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Update for everyone and I hope people can easily find this but my controller is now back up and running. I took apart the housing, got the iPad out and then took apart the tablet to access the battery. I then ordered 3-4 batteries that matched the size and specs of the current battery and 1-2 slightly upgraded batteries. Used the upgraded option first and the tablet immediately came to life. Put it all back together and itís running great. For anyone having these issues itís just a bad battery. Swapped it out for $10. Donít pay $600 for a new unit.

Hi thanks for posting your fix
Can you tell us what battery worked for you ?
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I don't know which one he used, but this one was used successfully in another thread.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BTR3BZ4...v_ov_lig_dp_it
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thanks Jetlag
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My pleasure, let us know how it goes for you. Mine goes out once in a while, but so far it has come back lol.
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