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I am trying to fix an Android tablet. As far as I know, it's stock, but that's about it. There is no inclination of the manufacturer.

Here are the pics:

The back The front
Back and front (click images for larger variants)

I cannot simply go to check in Settings › About device as the device is trapped in a bootloop, and the stock recovery asks foe non-existant buttons (it wants a home button. There is none. The power button has no effect in recovery for some reason. The device has a power button, volume and mysterious silver button-like dot, but it doesnt do anything.

-EDIT- Got it into recovery mode, though I cannot select ANY items, just navigate:

Recovery mode

Navigating via Vol+/Vol- works, but I cannot confirm any entry: the power button yields no action. And though the second line in the screenshot reads "vol up/vol down, home, enter", there are no home or enter keys available. Pressing both volume rockers simultaneously only switches the screen off (can be turned on again by pressing the Vol- button).

-EDIT 2- A blue light appears when I try to turn it on via LED

-EDIT 3- Since its in a boot loop, I tried every button combo:

  • Power on its own - normal boot loop
  • Power + up - recovery.
  • All buttons (not counting silver dot, I cant press it in.) - Recovery mode.
  • Power + down - normal boot loop

No combination brought me to , so I cannot check Settings › About device there either.

  • @Izzy Nah, they arent shown. Unless this crack in the thing is where they...... nope, not that either. – Dan Brown Apr 17 '16 at 20:47
  • OK, now I'm really out of ideas. I've again integrated our latest insights with your post (and cleaned up comments) – afraid that's all I can do here. With some luck, someone figures something by the details we've collected so far. Fingers crossed! – Izzy Apr 17 '16 at 20:53
  • @Izzy Aye, though I am about as hopeful as a Pokemon nuzlocke player stuck with nothing but a magikarp – Dan Brown Apr 17 '16 at 20:56
  • @Izzy Hey man, I might be able to unscrew the back, see if there are any hints – Dan Brown Apr 19 '16 at 20:16

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