1. Ldesjardin's Avatar
    Hi, all,
    I am a new Nexus 7 owner and enjoying it so much. However, this morning for the first time I used the usb cord to my pc to transfer some photos and music. Now my Nexus will not turn on without having it attached to the pc or the charger. I booted it at least once before that with no problem. Now unless the the cord attached, it will not come on. I have tried to hold it down for 30 seconds and even uninstalled several apps trying to isolate the problem. I can't figure out what else to do. I have searched for answers here and a couple of other places, but everyone says that holding the button down for 30 seconds should work and it doesn't. I should mention that the Nexus has been fully charged or nearly fully charged the whole time.

    Do I need to return it? Maybe a factory reset will do it?

    Thanks for your help.
    01-11-2013 12:04 PM
  2. Ldesjardin's Avatar
    Well, I've requested an exchange for the Nexus. In addition to the powering issue, I also realized that it would not rotate when turned. Frustrating and disappointing. I am hoping that the next one works properly, but if not I'll be looking for another tablet (Kindle Fire HD or Samsung Tab 2 7.0). Keep your fingers crossed for me, as I really did love the Nexus 7 and had some trouble parting with it.
    01-14-2013 05:14 PM
  3. johnwccres's Avatar
    Re the rotation - you know it is switched off by default? Swipe down from top-right and hit 'rotation locked'.
    01-14-2013 05:47 PM
  4. Ldesjardin's Avatar
    Yes, I knew about the rotation lock and switched it on first thing. I wonder if any other issues would have turned up if I'd waited a couple more days to send it in.
    01-15-2013 06:52 AM

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