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Charging a dead Nexus 7

September 30th, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

I have a nexus 7 tablet that had been “dead” a few times.  Each time it gets into the dead mode, the back light flash about once per second when I was trying to power it on.  When charging, the charge icon will not come on, and the tablet can not be powered on even after days of charging.

It appears lots of people ran into similar problems and have various fixes described on the web. One is fixing the loose battery connector.  It did not work for my tablet.  Only the following approach fixed my Nexus 7:

1.  Plug-in your dead N7 to a wall charger. (Jump immediately to step 2.)
2.  Immediately after plugging it in, press Volume Down and Power at the same time.

*This should get you into the bootloader menu. You may have to try this with different chargers or test out the timing in order to get it to work.

3.  Once in the bootloader menu, use Volume Down until you see “Power Off Device.”
4.  Choose that option with the Power button.
5.  Once your device is off, unplug the charger and then plug it back into the device.
6.  You should now see the battery meter (pictured above) with your device returning to life.

Credit: http://www.droid-life.com/2012/12/27/fix-nexus-7-refusing-to-charge-try-this-trick/

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