1. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    I just picked up a Nexus 7 and my backlight is broken.

    I can barely see a picture if I hold it under a lamp but it doesn't glow.

    I did the 3 button restart, and it restarted with no backlight.

    Thoughts?
    11-26-2012 08:45 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What happens if you shine a flashlight directly into the light sensor? I've read a few posts from people who had a glitchy light sensor, and whose screens were pretty dark while set on automatic brightness. Shining a light on the sensor seemed to get the system working again.
    11-26-2012 09:00 PM
  3. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    What happens if you shine a flashlight directly into the light sensor? I've read a few posts from people who had a glitchy light sensor, and whose screens were pretty dark while set on automatic brightness. Shining a light on the sensor seemed to get the system working again.
    Nothing.

    The backlight isn't dim, it's off.
    11-26-2012 09:14 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Exchange, if you just bought it.
    11-26-2012 11:44 PM
  5. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    Exchange, if you just bought it.
    That's the plan. I got the N7 when it first launched, wasn't overly impressed... I'll exchange it and give the N7 another go.
    11-27-2012 12:40 AM
  6. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    Well I got another Nexus 7 and the backlight works but it doesn't understand swiping. I can tap icons, but I can't swipe home screens or scroll websites.

    Back to iPads.
    11-28-2012 10:29 AM

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