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    Default Nexus 7 (2012) wont turn on

    Hi, my Nexus 7 now wont turn on. When I try to turn it on Google appears in white and will just stay there. I can get the option for recovery mode and restart bootloader but they dont do anything, if i choose recovery mode Google in white comes on and "No Command" below the android robot on his back.

    Anything I can do or is it gone for good ?
    Last edited by dcfc561; 05-13-2014 at 05:51 AM.
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    Default Re: Nexus 7 (2012) wont turn on

    Hello can you give a little more background on the events leading up to this. Also is the device rooted or stock?
    Paul
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    Default Re: Nexus 7 (2012) wont turn on

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Hello can you give a little more background on the events leading up to this. Also is the device rooted or stock?
    Hi, apologies I forgot them details.

    Its not been rooted.

    It was running fine until a few days ago where I would turn it on and once it had loaded up the screen would freeze and to use it id reboot it then it would freeze again once loaded.
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    Default Re: Nexus 7 (2012) wont turn on

    Was/is the device updated to Android 4.4.2 ?
    Paul
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    Default Re: Nexus 7 (2012) wont turn on

    Sounds like at this point something was corrupted and your only option at this point will be a hard factory reset. I know, that means wiping the device but seeing how it won't boot up that is probably your only option.

    You need to boot into the recovery mode as you mentioned in your OP. Once you get to the Android guy, press and hold POWER for a second or two then while still holding POWER push your Volume UP button (might need a few taps) and that should take you into Recovery Mode and give you the option to Factory Reset.
    Paul
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    Default Re: Nexus 7 (2012) wont turn on

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Was/is the device updated to Android 4.4.2 ?
    Hi thanks for your help, its got the latest update.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Sounds like at this point something was corrupted and your only option at this point will be a hard factory reset. I know, that means wiping the device but seeing how it won't boot up that is probably your only option.

    You need to boot into the recovery mode as you mentioned in your OP. Once you get to the Android guy, press and hold POWER for a second or two then while still holding POWER push your Volume UP button (might need a few taps) and that should take you into Recovery Mode and give you the option to Factory Reset.
    Tried that and all I get is Google in white comes on then Android guy on his back with "No Command" below.
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    Default Re: Nexus 7 (2012) wont turn on

    Have you considered using a toolkit or manually unlocking the bootloader to try and go a step further and fix things?

    Toolkit has many options besides just rooting a device for custom ROMs, etc. It can help you install the drivers, unlock/relock the bootloader and flash the factory images to truly reset the device back to factory new (stock).

    Manually doing so will also achieve most of the same above but its more hands on work for some, but those who like to tinker its a fun time.

    I'd recommend this below if your willing to give it a shot. At this point I think you really have nothing to lose and all to gain.

    Nexus Root Toolkit v1.8.2 | WugFresh

    (Report back with any/all results and we can try and help you out.)
    Paul
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    Default Re: Nexus 7 (2012) wont turn on

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Have you considered using a toolkit or manually unlocking the bootloader to try and go a step further and fix things?

    Toolkit has many options besides just rooting a device for custom ROMs, etc. It can help you install the drivers, unlock/relock the bootloader and flash the factory images to truly reset the device back to factory new (stock).

    Manually doing so will also achieve most of the same above but its more hands on work for some, but those who like to tinker its a fun time.

    I'd recommend this below if your willing to give it a shot. At this point I think you really have nothing to lose and all to gain.

    Nexus Root Toolkit v1.8.2 | WugFresh

    (Report back with any/all results and we can try and help you out.)
    Thanks, hadn't considerd a toolkit or manually unlocking the bootloader as didnt know them kind of options were open to me, ill try anything to get it working again if possible.

    Ill give the link a read.
    Last edited by dcfc561; 05-13-2014 at 10:31 AM.
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    Default Re: Nexus 7 (2012) wont turn on

    Cant get a response from the tablet despite it plugged in via usb.

    Currently the tablet is stuck in a loop, Google in white displays for about 20 seconds then goes off for about 3 seconds then back on for 20 seconds.
    Last edited by dcfc561; 05-13-2014 at 01:18 PM.
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    Default Re: Nexus 7 (2012) wont turn on

    Im going to take it back to the retailer and get it repaired for free.
    Last edited by dcfc561; 05-16-2014 at 01:47 PM.

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