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    Default nexus 7 charging issues because of bad connection

    I have been having issues charging my nexus lately after trying several cables that all used to work I determined that the connection in the tablet is loose. It will only charge if I hold the charger or place some weight on it by placing a book on it.

    Is this something that is covered under warranty
    The tablet is about 7 months old thanks

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    Default Re: nexus 7 charging issues because of bad connection

    I got my N7 as a refurb, so I don't know what the standard warranty is for a new unit. If the warranty period is one year then that should certainly be covered. You'll probably have to pay S/H one-way.

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    Default Re: nexus 7 charging issues because of bad connection

    Thanks

    I was at best buy for something else and I asked one of their employees if that would be covered under warranty and they said yes it should be but if there is any external damage which includes a scratch on the screen it will void the warranty??? I really hope this guy has some bad info because I do have some scratches on the screen and I'm sure others do as well and if this voids the warranty that is some BS!!!


    I will contact Asus tomorrow

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    Default Re: nexus 7 charging issues because of bad connection

    I had the same problem but it was easily remedied. I bought a new charger from New Trent and a new cable from monoprice. (Total cost $30). Problem solved.
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    If it is not covered you can get a wireless charger. I love wireless charging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DolphinDroid View Post
    If it is not covered you can get a wireless charger. I love wireless charging.

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    I agree about wireless charging. Once you go wireless it is hard to go back to plug in a cable. Also at&t has/has Nokia charging pads on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrykur View Post
    I agree about wireless charging. Once you go wireless it is hard to go back to plug in a cable. Also at&t has/has Nokia charging pads on sale.

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    I agree 100%! Once you start wireless charging connecting the cable to charge becomes ridiculous. I wont even buy a tablet if it doesnt have wireless charging thats how great of a feature it is.
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    Default Re: nexus 7 charging issues because of bad connection

    So im thinking of going w/wireless charging and not bothering sending the tablet in for repair. I have a feeling that my warranty will be voided anyway because on two corners a small piece of black plastic chiped off.
    Can i power the wireless charger from a usb in my car since that is where i use it the majority of the time?
    Can someone recommend a wireless charger and anything else i need to make it work?

    Thanks again
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    Default Re: nexus 7 charging issues because of bad connection

    Yeah you just plug it in to a usb port to charge. I have this one:

    Amazon.com: CHOE UPGRADED Qi Wireless Charger Charging Pad for S5, Nexus 5, Nexus 7(2013) , Nexus 4,Nokia Lumia 1020/ 920/928, MOTO Droid Maxx/Droid Mini,HTC Droid DNA, HTC Rzound,Blackberry Z30,Pentax WG-III camera,Samsung, Google, LG, HTC and Other

    it works great! Since you are going to be using it in a vehicle you may want to get one with a magnet to keep the device in place better. This one does not have a magnet.
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    Default Re: nexus 7 charging issues because of bad connection

    I actually have it mounted in my dash, but made it easily removable so i can take it in if needed. I do not want one with a magnet as that may make it very difficult to remove. Does that charger have to physically touch the tablet or just be very close to it?
    Im thinking i want one that does not require it to touch because the tablet slides into a fiberglass enclosure i made in my dash which is 100% complete. Adding this wireless device that needs to touch the tablet after the fact will be very difficult.
    I can easily get it very close i would say a gap of 1/16" max between the two

    Thanks again
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    Default Re: nexus 7 charging issues because of bad connection

    Quote Originally Posted by pjoseph View Post
    I can easily get it very close i would say a gap of 1/16" max between the two
    I thought I read that it had to be within 5mm or so. Perhaps someone can post a more factual answer.

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    Default Re: nexus 7 charging issues because of bad connection

    Ok got it thanks again
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    Default Re: nexus 7 charging issues because of bad connection

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_(i...ower_standard) notes that the typical separation between the coils is 5mm, although it can be extended up to 4cm. (I haven't seen any devices advertise that gap but I'm no expert.)

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    Default Re: nexus 7 charging issues because of bad connection

    About 5mm is all they will go before losing connection with the tablet to charge. (About the thickness of a really thick case)

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