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    Default Hard to believe but the Nexus 7 dock is even worse than the Nexus 4 wireless charging orb

    Just got the official Nexus 7 dock in the mail today, and I can get it to charge, but if a mouse farts anywhere in my house, it loses the connection with the pogo pins. Forget trying to actually use the touch screen while it's docked, unless you pretend your finger is a feather. Even by some miracle it doesn't stop charging almost immediately after docked, audio sometimes plays only through one speaker, and sometimes not at all.

    Anyone else with similar problems?
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    Default Re: Hard to believe but the Nexus 7 dock is even worse than the Nexus 4 wireless charging orb

    Quote Originally Posted by worknman View Post
    Just got the official Nexus 7 dock in the mail today, and I can get it to charge, but if a mouse farts anywhere in my house, it loses the connection with the pogo pins. Forget trying to actually use the touch screen while it's docked, unless you pretend your finger is a feather. Even by some miracle it doesn't stop charging almost immediately after docked, audio sometimes plays only through one speaker, and sometimes not at all.

    Anyone else with similar problems?
    I've had no issues with mine; I'd have them warranty replace yours with all of those issues it sounds like you got a bad one.

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    Default Re: Hard to believe but the Nexus 7 dock is even worse than the Nexus 4 wireless charging orb

    Check out this video (I can't link to a specific time apparently, so skip to about 4:00):



    You see at around the 4:43 mark where he barely taps the top of it, and it reconnects. Mine is even more finicky than that. Guess I'll have mine replaced, and hope for the best.
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    Default Re: Hard to believe but the Nexus 7 dock is even worse than the Nexus 4 wireless charging orb

    I would send it back. My 2 day old doc is fine in all respects. All I've read around the web makes me wonder about QC problems.
    I have one suggestion. Clean the contact point on the Nexus and see if it helps. I'd try a damp Q tip with alcohol.
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    Default Re: Hard to believe but the Nexus 7 dock is even worse than the Nexus 4 wireless charging orb

    Update: Just in case anyone happens to come across this thread and having the same issue ...

    I noticed that one of the corners on my Nexus 7 was VERY slightly unhinged. Once I snapped it back together, it charges fine now. Still have to press down on it when I place it on the dock, but at least it doesn't stop charging if I breathe on it wrong.
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    Default Re: Hard to believe but the Nexus 7 dock is even worse than the Nexus 4 wireless charging orb

    I have my Nexus 7 Dock since March 2013 and at the beginning it worked fine. But now I have also the problem with the contact and it sometimes isn't possible to get the Nexus 7 in the dock to charge. Now I have contacted Play Store Support and they only offered me to get me back the money instead of changing the device for me with one which works.
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    Default Re: Hard to believe but the Nexus 7 dock is even worse than the Nexus 4 wireless charging orb

    I am not the only one with this issue?! Wow...OK mine worked perfect for months and now its super hard to get it to charge. I have to do the touch wiggle press move lean until I can get it to stay but then a slight breeze will ruin it.

    Has anyone found a working fix/solution? I don't even think they sell them anymore
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    Default Re: Hard to believe but the Nexus 7 dock is even worse than the Nexus 4 wireless charging orb

    Having the same issue with device losing contact seemingly without warning. Have to check it every once in a while. It's a shame, dock feels really sturdy and has that great heft to it. Might have to rubberband the damn thing in from now on.

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