Asus Eee Pad is an Android tablet that debuted with Android Honeycomb on board and has managed to gather an awesome fan base. Although the tablet works fine and is a great gadget to have, but still there are some annoying issues that need to be addressed. Most of the Eee Pad owners by now understand that charging their tablet through USB cable connection to Desktop isn’t possible. Consider yourself in a situation where you lose your tab’s DC adapter and you can’t charge it over a normal USB cable connected with your PC. The only way out has been provided by r34p3rex, Senior XDA Member, and that is to spend 6 $ to make your tab charge through a near-to-normal USB to PC connection.
The DIY intends to provide you with a temporary solution to this “no charging through PC” problem and is applicable only for Desktop PCs. As most of us have laptops, so you might need to unearth your good ole’ PC from your stocks.
Here is what you will need to get started:
- Desktop Computer with an Unused Molex Power Connector. We believe you can find plenty of them when you uncase your Desktop. If you don’t, then you will need to buy one online or wherever your prefer.
- A USB Extension Cord
- Molex To PCI-e Adapter
- And if you are neat with electronic joints; a Soldering Iron Gun.
After you have collected all the goodies, head to the official XDA thread here to get a complete step-by-step guide to make your Eee Pad charge with Desktop PC. According to the DIY discoverer, it will take 5 minutes and 6 $ [average] to get your Eee Pad charging with PC. And if you aren’t ready to go with this, then the only option is to buy another DC adapter that matches voltages required by your tab.