how can i transfer a file from my p.c. to my nexus 7

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i used to be able to connect by wire my nexus 7 to my p.c. after connecting i could use a pull down menu to select whether i wanted to use the connection for charging or transfer data. now it will charge, but there is no option to transfer data anymore. any help is appreciated.


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Feb 12, 2012
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It could be a bad cable - or it could be a bad USB connector on the phone. (There are 4 pins - 2 for charging and 2 for data - if there's nothing connected to the data connection on the motherboard, you won't get the dropdown.)

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Welcome to Android Central! If it doesn't work with a different USB cable, then use a can of compressed air to blow out the tablet's USB port, and a small Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean the contacts. Now try again.

Also, on the PC, are you using one of the native USB ports, or a hub? Make sure you're using one of the native ports.