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Monster M7 Tablet charging port, freeze problems persist

It is that time of year again when consumers race out to shops to pick up the best price on tablets that retailers are now selling for discounts. The Monster M7 7-inch tablet is one of these products, but there has been some concern over the lasting quality with reports from buyers who say that the Monster M7 Tablet has charging port and freezing problems.

This is actually the same tablet in which we previously wrote about 12 months ago. Since then though, we have seen that the Monster M7 tablet problems are continuing, with overwhelming feedback still coming in this month and last month, suggesting that the problems mentioned above are persisting.

On the outlook, this tablet actually looks very solid. Not only does it have the glamour of the Monster brand attached to it, the Monster M7 Tablet specs are decent too.

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It features a 7-inch 1280 x 800 display, dual-core 1.5Ghz processor with 1GB of RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, rear and front cameras, 16GB of storage and MicroSD slot.

There’s also a mini-HDMI port, ‘pure Monster sound’, a 4,000mAh battery, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0. For a budget tablet, you would agree that these features look fantastic to any prospective buyer.

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Digging deeper though, that’s when the problems begin. A year after Consumer Reports gave this tablet a ‘don’t buy’ rating, we can see that negative reports are still coming in this month at Walmart, the retailer which sells the Monster M7 M71BL Tablet exclusively.

To give you an example of this, head to the Monster M7 Tablet review page here over at Walmart, and you’ll see that there are a whopping 1011 reviews that have been left by those that have already bought one.

Look to the right of the page, select ‘Newest to Oldest’ and you will see that the first 10 reviews left are actually all negative 1-star reviews.

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The majority of these reviews have a worrying theme to them as well – either the charging port snapped, or the charging port was pushed or forced into the Monster M7 so that it wouldn’t charge anymore.

Combine that with other complaints about freezing and it looks this tablet is still having problems in 2014. Those user reviews do not lie and when you have hundreds of reports coming in, all about the broken Monster M7 tablet charging port, you may be better off looking elsewhere for a cheaper tablet this month.

Give us your reaction to this, one year on. Are you still having problems with your Monster M7 tablet after buying – did the problems relate to the charging port or a freezing screen?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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chris61410

Hi i bought this Tablet in May 2014 been really great especially at the bargain price for a Tablet.but lately after plugging the unit into my car charging port, the tablet constantly shows that it is in the charging mode,with the graphics showing it is charging even though it is unplugged, the battery now discharges quickly it is as though the unit is not powering down although the screen goes blank. Chris 61410.

Trina
Trina

I bought this for my daughter for Christmas. In May 2015 I sent it back to Monster for service because the charger inside the unit broke free and is loose inside the device. They confirmed receiving it on May 18, 2015, it is now July 24, 2015 and they still cannot tell me what they are doing with my tablet!!! I keep getting the same run around that the tablet and person I need answers from is “in the lab” and cannot be reached. I demanded to speak with a manager who was “in the lab” and nobody else is… Read more »

donna
donna

I got mine for Christmas this year and was very happy with it until today. I cant get it to charge at all and since it was a gift, I am unable to send it back. The tablet worked great, and the charge port did not come out, but it won’t charge. This company needs to find a way to fix this mess.

Joe
Joe

Yes, I sent mine back to monster in August of 2014 and still have not gotton it back. In my third email to them I requested a refund. It’s been over 6 months and nothing. By the way, the original “DO NOT BUY” statement by consumer report was somewhat retracted, leading me to believe the problems were fixed and it was okay to purchase. Monster doesn’t even communicate what’s going on with their service. This has been a disaster, no, a $100.00 paper weight.

williamscott
williamscott

Yes these tablets are still having the same problems. I bought one for my daughter for Christmas and exactly one month later it has practically stopped charging. We get to play the wiggle game, move the cord here, no that’s not it, just a little more up, that’s it! She has been very careful when plugging it in to charge and unplugging when charged. The charge port has not came all the way out as I have read in the many, many post on the net, but needless to say there is a problem. I suspect soon the port will… Read more »

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