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    Default Re: Nexus 7 won't turn on no matter what I do

    Brilliant idea. I had the same issue, so before going to the store i decided to check the battery connection. It looked a little lose. So i disconnected it then reconnected it... good as new thanks guys!
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    Hey everyone,

    I used this method below and it worked! I had all the same issues-fuzzy screen, wont turn on, ect..

    Worth a try..

    With the introduction of Android 4.2 came a number of little obnoxious bugs that we are slowly figuring out fixes for. One of those that has plagued many (according to a variety of forum posts), is a charging issue with the Nexus 7. As users leave their tablet idle for an extended period of time or use it for hours until the battery runs completely dry, the device is having a hell of a time charging back up again or even turning on.

    In fact, if you let your Nexus 7 die completely, you may run into a screen flashing or pixel party experience once plugged into a charger that wont bring you joy. The device, at least mine and in others cases, wont turn on with any combination of button pressing. Well, there is one combo along with a charger that worked for me, getting my N7 back on the charging path of pleasure.

    To charge a dead Nexus 7:

    1. Plug-in your dead N7 to a wall charger. (Jump immediately to step 2.)
    2. Immediately after plugging it in, press Volume Down and Power at the same time.

    *This should get you into the bootloader menu. You may have to try this with different chargers or test out the timing in order to get it to work.

    3. Once in the bootloader menu, use Volume Down until you see Power Off Device.
    4. Choose that option with the Power button.
    5. Once your device is off, unplug the charger and then plug it back into the device.
    6. You should now see the battery meter (pictured above) with your device returning to life.

    Hope that helps those of you with dead Nexus 7s. For the rest of you, I suggest not letting your N7 completely run out of juice. Should you see it drop to 10% or under, find yourself a charger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_jamburglar View Post
    Hi guys. So yesterday when my Nexus 7 was at about 15%, the screen kind of went haywire and then the whole thing shut off. I plugged it in to the charger. It turned on and said charging, and after about 4 seconds it told me to connect my charger and it shut off again. I tried multiple chargers in multiple outlets. I let it charge for about 7 hours, and now it won't turn on at all. I tried the method where you hold the power button down for 20-30 seconds. Didn't work. I also tried a hard reset where I hold the power button down along with the volume buttons... still nothing. My n7 was working perfectly since I got it a couple months back. I'm not sure what to do. Does anyone have any suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    I have experienced a similar problem on my Nexus 7. I tried several different things to get mine working but couldn't get it to work. For whatever reason, the device when I plug it in only cycles on for a few seconds and then shuts off. I went from approximately 9% battery to 0%.

    Unfortunately, Google's return policy is flat ridiculous. In order to exchange the item, Google will need to put an authorization hold on my credit card for $199.99 until they receive the defective device back. Replacement devices are sent out via the most inexpensive method available. So, I'm looking at minimum a week before I receive the replacement device, then another week before the defective device is returned and then however many days it takes for the $199.99 authorization to fall off of my account. I'm not sure how other people budget money, but I try to keep a certain amount of money available to myself in case of emergencies. That hold amount exceeds my comfort level, especially at this time of year (just coming out of the holidays).

    Even the electronic devices I have had to get replaced via Amazon haven't had such ridiculous and unreasonable return policies. With iPads, you can go into an Apple Store and receive replacements relatively hassle free. I am basically being asked to make an interest free loan to Google (in my opinion) in order to get a replacement device on a warrantied item. Google needs to get its act together for their retail business. Right now, I'm considering whether or not I want to purchase a replacement Nexus device, or simply go back to another tablet device whose company has a more customer friendly system in place.

    I know that the Nexus line of devices are supposed to be more reasonably priced for what you get. But, if the devices don't even last 6 months under normal use, that is not a better buy.

    The unfortunate part is I have really grown attached to my N7. It is a great device, well I thought it was a great device. A great device will work properly for more than 6 months in my opinion.

    Sorry, I'm really frustrated and angry at Google for their lack of quality support for their branded devices.
    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 2, Verizon Galaxy S4, or N7, or MacBook Air
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Thorpe View Post
    Hey everyone,

    I used this method below and it worked! I had all the same issues-fuzzy screen, wont turn on, ect..

    Worth a try..

    With the introduction of Android 4.2 came a number of little obnoxious bugs that we are slowly figuring out fixes for. One of those that has plagued many (according to a variety of forum posts), is a charging issue with the Nexus 7. As users leave their tablet idle for an extended period of time or use it for hours until the battery runs completely dry, the device is having a hell of a time charging back up again or even turning on.

    In fact, if you let your Nexus 7 die completely, you may run into a screen flashing or pixel party experience once plugged into a charger that wont bring you joy. The device, at least mine and in others cases, wont turn on with any combination of button pressing. Well, there is one combo along with a charger that worked for me, getting my N7 back on the charging path of pleasure.

    To charge a dead Nexus 7:

    1. Plug-in your dead N7 to a wall charger. (Jump immediately to step 2.)
    2. Immediately after plugging it in, press Volume Down and Power at the same time.

    *This should get you into the bootloader menu. You may have to try this with different chargers or test out the timing in order to get it to work.

    3. Once in the bootloader menu, use Volume Down until you see Power Off Device.
    4. Choose that option with the Power button.
    5. Once your device is off, unplug the charger and then plug it back into the device.
    6. You should now see the battery meter (pictured above) with your device returning to life.

    Hope that helps those of you with dead Nexus 7s. For the rest of you, I suggest not letting your N7 completely run out of juice. Should you see it drop to 10% or under, find yourself a charger.
    Thanks for the tips. Unfortunately, did nothing to get mine working. I can't get it to go into bootloader mode. I understand where you are coming from on the 10% charge thing. But, in the real world, kind of ridiculous. A device shouldn't require such a kid glove treatment.
    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 2, Verizon Galaxy S4, or N7, or MacBook Air
  5. #30  

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    The nexus 7 tablet is the biggest piece of crap I've ever owned. I bought one and my brother bought one and both have the same issues. While running will turn itself off and won't let you log back on. Made by Asus and they don't have any service centers here in the states so have to send over seas. What kind of crap company does that and is allowed to sell stuff here? They don't even have a number to call from in the states. It has a quad core processor but is slower than my Samsung note 2. So much for Asus reputation. Stay away if you can and avoid yourself the headache. If you have one, get rid of it or use it as a decorative paper weight.
  6. #31  

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    So far glad to say have had no issues with it randomly turning off and not turning on

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    Quote Originally Posted by tqmjp View Post
    The nexus 7 tablet is the biggest piece of crap I've ever owned. I bought one and my brother bought one and both have the same issues. While running will turn itself off and won't let you log back on. Made by Asus and they don't have any service centers here in the states so have to send over seas. What kind of crap company does that and is allowed to sell stuff here? They don't even have a number to call from in the states. It has a quad core processor but is slower than my Samsung note 2. So much for Asus reputation. Stay away if you can and avoid yourself the headache. If you have one, get rid of it or use it as a decorative paper weight.
    I'm not sure how much of this I blame on Asus versus Google.

    Don't companies like Asus make these types of things to the specifications and requirements of the company ie. Google that has contracted with them to produce the item?

    I hope that the Samsung Nexus 10 holds up better than it seems like the Asus manufactured devices are holding up.

    Ultimately, in my opinion, Google needs to get its act together with it's retail side. They do not provide good customer service. All any of us have to do is look at some of the problems people have experienced with the ordering of the Nexus 4.
    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 2, Verizon Galaxy S4, or N7, or MacBook Air
  8. #33  

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    i
    have the same problem but a little different
    when i turn mine on it works but it only works for about five seconds
    also it says i need to connect the charger to it but the charger is in
    finnally it does say the powering symbol when it is not entirley on
    HELP!
    Now it is saying that it is not charging at all
    Last edited by sungod208; 01-02-2013 at 11:49 AM.
  9. #34  

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    Hey Thanks! I've read this whole forum and tried everything up until this post. (even removing the cover and checking connection). The steps as followed exactly have now gotten me to the point of the device charging and now I will just wait cautiously to attempt turning it back on but I think this is going to work!!
  10. #35  

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    press and hold both the power and volume+ buttons for about 15-20 seconds, that should do the trick
  11. #36  

    Thumbs up Won't be getting the mini!

    Thank you so much for your information. I am on my second Nexus 7. Returned the first one in July the day after receiving it as it would not charge. My latest one started doing all the strange things described in this thread today. Was considering boxing this one up and returning yet another one and then purchasing (gasp) the "mini". Then I read AdamThorpe's solution (you are my hero) and it worked like a charm. THANK YOU!!!!!
  12. #37  

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    Thanks man!

    That solved my problem.
    It appears that when the battery fall to 0% the tablet dont let it charge anymore. Then doing this procedure it starts to charge again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiero View Post
    just an fyi for anyone who's having these kinds of issues, wiredfellow in this thread suggested taking a look under the back cover at the battery connection.
    I did this on mine and found that the battery compartment is just a touch bigger than the battery and any sudden jolt to one side could potentially pull the connector out slightly (you can see the extra space in the picture I took below, highlighted red). I put some sugru in the extra space to prevent the battery from moving about and haven't had any issues thus far. (the back cover comes right off just using your nails all the way around, or a spudger of course)

    xterror, I bet that's what happened to yours, everyone else, go check!


    Had this problem as well.

    Took off the cover and slid the battery cables back in as suggested (above). Worked fine afterwards.

    While there is an adhesive used to plant the battery in the slightly oversized compartment, it apparently is still prone to shifting.

    NOTE: This shifting can occur just by storing the Nexus 7 on it's side (like in a book bag).
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    Great fix with the battery. I would have never thought to take off the battery cover to find a battery that was dislodged. I think its amazing that Google hasnt recalled this product for the amount of money you spend on this device. Live and learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kels1984 View Post
    Great fix with the battery. I would have never thought to take off the battery cover to find a battery that was dislodged. I think its amazing that Google hasnt recalled this product for the amount of money you spend on this device. Live and learn.
    I doubt that they will recall. Google simply isn't interested in providing quality customer service, or backing up the devices they are marketing. At least in my opinion.
    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 2, Verizon Galaxy S4, or N7, or MacBook Air
  16. #41  

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    I have this problem too
    Change the cable whit shorter one and it charge esily
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    it's most likely it run out of juice in the battery, you need to leave it plug in for couple of minutes, at least.
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    My son's nexus 7 needs charging below 20% aswel but takes a really long time to turn back on... He only got it for Xmas 2012.
    He has a complex communication disorder so relies a lot on his Nexus while calming down.
    He watches You tube videos of Batman and superhero Lego characters ...
    I'm going to contact Google next as his Nexus hasn't turned on again after we charged it up last night.
    My son is really confused as to why he can't go on his Nexus now.
    Lots of tears and he is 19years old .
    I hope I get some answers from Google.
    Thank you for sharing your comments.
    Julie Barclay .. Mother of Daniel x
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    i have the same problem did u solve it?
  20. #45  

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    You sir, are awesome. Adam's solution worked.

    Thanks!
  21. #46  

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    Thank you! I was freaking out. My nexus isn't even a day old and it was fully charged when it shut off so I took the back off. That plug was loose I pushed it in stuck paper on the side of the battery closed it up and I'm super happy!
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    Hello,
    Last night i was using my tablet and then i put it to charge while i was sleeping , when i woke up i went to see if it was full charge and it did not turn on, I dont know what to do

    How Did u fixed your problem?
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    Thank you so much for this post with attached pic's!!!! I was almost heart broken at the thought of returning my beloved Nexus 7. Although it would have merely been an exchange for a different unit, I greatly appreciate this post ( as well as the post from the person you got this from ) as it has save me much time and frustration. I love this tablet as it's performance is becoming the well known inexpensive alternative to Apple and their iPad, iPod, and iPhone trendsetters. I do not like being limited to a company holding a monopoly over the programs and apps that can and cannot be used with their device. I do not like the lack of versatility, function and capabilities offered by other competitors either. Google supports us up-and-coming design and developers by giving us a device that can do the tasks we ask of it and the freedom to get our apps where we chose, not where we are told to. Perhaps the design team on this project should have been more aware and prepared for this possible issue, perhaps it should not have left the gate with this issue present, perhaps... but perhaps Google and Nexus new the true quality and value of their device in comparison to the limited access versions of the same concept that are way over priced and make you choose between freedom and functionality. My only advice to those so quick to throw in the towel over this minor, and easily repairable, design flaw and pay several hundred dollars for an iPad is that if you are as dedicated to Mac as I am to Google, why were you even exploring the competition? You would always have found something, no matter how minor, and used it as the excuse to crawl back to the iPad. Some people don't like to think, they would rather be governed and that is not necessarily a bad thing, but if you can not even make the effort because you do not know how it works and blah blah blah you are on the wrong side of technological ignorance and will spend the money you work so hard to gain just to be able to keep up with the rest of us.

    Sorry for the rant but there is such immaturity all over these forums by people way older than my middle aged self that it is appalling. I am glad that I am one of the few, as are you hiero, that will beseech with confidence a way to fix the issue rather than throwing in the towel. I hope everyone having this issue will read you post and see the pic, as soon as I popped the back off it was obvious that the battery had slipped and the connection was loose. I was back up and running within 5 min. For the quality and freedom the Google Nexus 7 has to offer I do not mind needing to pop open the back and install a friendly little wedge to compensate. Quality is not defined by the price tag it is defined by the level to which the product meets, exceeds, or falls short of the expectation of the targeted following consumer.

    Again hiero, thank you a lot. I only pray the others out there will see this before all of the other melodramatic renditions of how we should "flock to Mac. " For those of you siding against this tablet based on a minor hardware , these are not the Droid's your looking for.but if you are open to a device that will become your favorite tool and toy, here it is!, just add a stability piece to your battery and you will never be bothered with this issues again and you still keep your freedom. Get over the fact that every technological advancement has had its issues and google that @@@@ and learn more about your device than just where the power button is and remember that when you call for help be respectful of those employed by any and all of these companies as they take a lot of unnecessary tongue lashings from lazy people who just refuse to be satisfied with any solution they suggest.
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    @ Adam Thorpe

    THANK YOU!

    @ Cynthia Richardson

    R U serious?

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    I had a similar issue where it would not boot up right away. When it did, it did not get past the Google screen because everything got static.
    I thought my screen was damaged until I reset again and realized that the start up screen looked perfectly fine.
    Even Recovery screen was good. Re flashed the current ROM and all was good.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
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