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Nexus 7: Shut Down Wouldn't Restart = Motherboard Stuffed
Just thought I'd post this in the case of anyone else who may experience the same thing:
My Nexus 7 is two months old - never been dropped or mistreated. Yesterday, after using the tablet with no problems, I locked the screen and put it down. Returning to it 30 mins later, it appeared to have shut itself down. Trying to restart it was fruitless. After trying all the suggestions on the ASUS website (plugging it into power, holding down the start button, holding down the volume down button blah blah etc etc), it still wasn't working. Plugging it into power showed no signs of life. Plugging it into the computer showed that the Nexus was connected, but nothing else/no access to folders.
Took it to ASUS in Perth who now have it with the suspicion that the motherboard is kaput, to be replaced.
I do like the Nexus 7 when it works and it is invaluable as I travel extensively for work. However, this is my 3rd one.....first one (2012) had the usual hard to start after power down issue but otherwise worked fine until one day I picked it up and the screen was cracked. No idea how. So bought a 2013 and had it for 2 weeks and left it on a plane, never to be seen again. Great : ) And now....number three has motherboard issues.
Maybe Nexus 7 and I aren't meant to be..