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    Default Nexus 7, no backlight?

    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?
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    Default Re: Nexus 7, no backlight?

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    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.
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    Exchange, if you just bought it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Nexus 7, no backlight?

    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.

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