1. kieran cosgrave's Avatar
    Hey guys I'm new here so tell me if I'm in the wrong place! I got a Nexus 7 for christmas, love it, didnt think it would be as good as it is, or was. Monday night the little 5 year old knocked it off the couch, two feet high probably, on to the timber floor. I thought nothing of it, but when i went over to turn it on, it wouldnt! I plugged it into the charger and the backlight came on, but just a fizzle. It wont turn on no matter what I do. Does anybody know whats wrong with it? Im going to Currys/Pc World at the weekend and see can they sort out a replacement, but would rather know if they're is a fix for it. Thanks
    01-02-2013 07:15 PM
  2. Ultra50#WP's Avatar
    Try holding down power button and volume up/down at the same time while plugged into power.

    See this Thread :

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=195034


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    01-02-2013 07:25 PM
  3. kieran cosgrave's Avatar
    Try holding down power button and volume up/down at the same time while plugged into power.

    See this Thread :

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=195034


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    I cant do any of that because fastboot doesnt even show up, the screen flickers or just goes black with backlight!
    01-02-2013 07:33 PM
  4. m223464's Avatar
    I've dropped mine onto concrete from 5 foot and it survived albeit with a corner of the glass chipped off so it sounds odd it'd fail after such a small drop onto a more forgiving surface though I guess it can depend on how it lands.

    Mine wouldn't turn on yesterday when there was over 10% battery life. When I plugged it into a socket charger the screen flickered, however, charging via my PC was fine and it switched on after I left it charging for a while.

    Gareth
    01-03-2013 04:16 AM
  5. Diknak's Avatar
    Hey guys I'm new here so tell me if I'm in the wrong place! I got a Nexus 7 for christmas, love it, didnt think it would be as good as it is, or was. Monday night the little 5 year old knocked it off the couch, two feet high probably, on to the timber floor. I thought nothing of it, but when i went over to turn it on, it wouldnt! I plugged it into the charger and the backlight came on, but just a fizzle. It wont turn on no matter what I do. Does anybody know whats wrong with it? Im going to Currys/Pc World at the weekend and see can they sort out a replacement, but would rather know if they're is a fix for it. Thanks
    It is very possible that the battery has come unplugged. The connection isn't very secure and there are quite a few posts about this happening, so I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case.

    Pop off the back cover and check the battery connection. You can search on youtube if you need help doing it.
    01-03-2013 10:12 AM
  6. Xterror's Avatar
    Same thing happened to me a couple weeks after I got it when my 2 yr old dropped it. I exchanged it but everyone said the battery prob came loose. Sounds like a common issue because it's not snug, some people modifying it to make it snug

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    01-03-2013 10:22 AM
  7. kieran cosgrave's Avatar
    Thanks guys, does anyone know how to connect the battery back properly? I opened it up but i dont even know where to start! :/
    01-03-2013 01:18 PM
  8. mathelm's Avatar
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    01-03-2013 01:24 PM
  9. kieran cosgrave's Avatar
    Thanks a million! got it to work, happiest day of the year :P ! The cable from the battery was more than half way out, so I have put a bit of tape on it now! Thanks everyone!
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    01-03-2013 01:38 PM
  10. Josh White's Avatar
    I got a Nexus 7 about a month ago, but while at work I dropped maybe 1-2 feet up and the same thing happened to me so I took it back to walmart and got a new one. Then yesterday (Sunday) I dropped this one on to carpet and in a case and it did the same thing.. Not sure why it does it but it is kind of annoying. The durability was rated better then an iPad mini but I have to treat it with extreme care. I am taking this one back today and getting a new one.. maybe I need a better case?
    02-04-2013 11:18 AM
  11. mathelm's Avatar
    I got a Nexus 7 about a month ago, but while at work I dropped maybe 1-2 feet up and the same thing happened to me so I took it back to walmart and got a new one. Then yesterday (Sunday) I dropped this one on to carpet and in a case and it did the same thing.. Not sure why it does it but it is kind of annoying. The durability was rated better then an iPad mini but I have to treat it with extreme care. I am taking this one back today and getting a new one.. maybe I need a better case?
    I just hope you don't have any kids, I doubt the return policy on them would be quite so generous...
    02-04-2013 11:36 AM
  12. YAYTech's Avatar
    I got a Nexus 7 about a month ago, but while at work I dropped maybe 1-2 feet up and the same thing happened to me so I took it back to walmart and got a new one. Then yesterday (Sunday) I dropped this one on to carpet and in a case and it did the same thing.. Not sure why it does it but it is kind of annoying. The durability was rated better then an iPad mini but I have to treat it with extreme care. I am taking this one back today and getting a new one.. maybe I need a better case?
    Did you try the fix explained in this thread?
    02-04-2013 11:57 AM
  13. plumberdv's Avatar
    I got a Nexus 7 about a month ago, but while at work I dropped maybe 1-2 feet up and the same thing happened to me so I took it back to walmart and got a new one. Then yesterday (Sunday) I dropped this one on to carpet and in a case and it did the same thing.. Not sure why it does it but it is kind of annoying. The durability was rated better then an iPad mini but I have to treat it with extreme care. I am taking this one back today and getting a new one.. maybe I need a better case?
    Maybe you should just try not dropping them?
    02-04-2013 12:28 PM
  14. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    Maybe you should just try not dropping them?
    I highly doubt he is content with dropping his devices. Sarcastic comments aren't constructive; a dropped device can happen to anyone.

    I got a Nexus 7 about a month ago, but while at work I dropped maybe 1-2 feet up and the same thing happened to me so I took it back to walmart and got a new one. Then yesterday (Sunday) I dropped this one on to carpet and in a case and it did the same thing.. Not sure why it does it but it is kind of annoying. The durability was rated better then an iPad mini but I have to treat it with extreme care. I am taking this one back today and getting a new one.. maybe I need a better case?
    I'd follow mathelm's advice and try the fix in this thread; pull off the back cover and ensure the power connections are secured.
    02-04-2013 05:01 PM

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