1. jamesisasecret's Avatar
    Hello,

    I have a problem with my nexus 7 (google, 2012, 3g) were it randomly turns on and off. It has happened since I got it a few months ago but cant be bothered to take it back or get it repaired. The problem doesn't occur too often either, perhaps once a week so if I did send it back, it would probably be fine for them and send it back untouched.

    I believe it is the power/volume flex cable. I can fix the problem by simply taking off the back of it. A close look at the contact points shows that the power contact is flatter then the volume contacts, so I believe very little pressure causes it to 'activate'. Taking the back off relieves the pressure.

    I ordered a new cable off ebay but discovered it is wrong. The one they sent has 4 contact points where as mine only has 3. the connector also has 2 right angles (so the connector faces the same way as the cable) where as mine only has 1, facing inwards. Another look online only shows the 4 point cable. I cant seem to find my cable anywhere.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers. (and sorry for the long story)
    01-24-2014 01:22 PM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Hello,

    I have a problem with my nexus 7 (google, 2012, 3g) were it randomly turns on and off. It has happened since I got it a few months ago but cant be bothered to take it back or get it repaired. The problem doesn't occur too often either, perhaps once a week so if I did send it back, it would probably be fine for them and send it back untouched.

    I believe it is the power/volume flex cable. I can fix the problem by simply taking off the back of it. A close look at the contact points shows that the power contact is flatter then the volume contacts, so I believe very little pressure causes it to 'activate'. Taking the back off relieves the pressure.

    I ordered a new cable off ebay but discovered it is wrong. The one they sent has 4 contact points where as mine only has 3. the connector also has 2 right angles (so the connector faces the same way as the cable) where as mine only has 1, facing inwards. Another look online only shows the 4 point cable. I cant seem to find my cable anywhere.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers. (and sorry for the long story)
    Have you always had this issue? I would suggest a factory reset and monitor it to see if the problem persists. Also give it a full charge and see how it performs afterwards. I would also pay close attention if the issue restarts and see if there was a service or App you installed around that time. That could also be an issue (bad App) and is causing the device to shut off or reboot.
    01-25-2014 06:29 PM
  3. jamesisasecret's Avatar
    Hello,

    Cheers for the reply. It has happened pretty much since I had it! I have done a few factory resets and the problem has always been there. It also occurs in Bootloader. My device is unrooted.
    01-26-2014 05:21 AM

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