my Nexus 7 has had a couple of episodes of playing dead. What it needed was 24 hours charge with the original charger (for some reason, that worked where otherwise compatible chargers didnt) then a reset where you hold down the buttons for about a minute until it fired up.
with nexus 7 it should show charging (battery icon) when USB is plugged in. If it doesn't then could be usb port or some other break or short in wiring between USB and charging software or the internals being b*ggered .
Is it a Nexus 7 orignal or Nexus 7 second gen
If it is the second gen I have a newish one with everything working except a crack in screen and could possibly offer the guts of mine (battery + USB plus motherboards and any circuitry you need ) to fix yours). I would do the fixing for you .
You would need to fund postage to send to me and I pay postage to send back . I live in Derby.
Cost to you would be half purchase cost of new second Gen Nexus if we have the same model ! ie we split our losses equally and you end up with working nexus!
Message me if you are interested in further chat re this. Let me know which model you have and how much memory it has so I can see if this is possible
If you are still in warranty- don't contact me - contact google.
If you have original Nexus 7 not second gen I can't help as parts are not compatible.
It's not a second generation Mark otherwise I would have jumped at your offer.
Thank you everyone, unfortunately I have tried most of your suggestions already. There are a couple more things I can try before I give up on it. I'm not hopeful though. I'll have to start saving up as I miss having it. Music, plays. I was very happy with it but I am now wary of replacing it with the same thing - it seems a relatively common problem. A trouble free tablet would be nice. I'll be back for suggestions if these next solutions fail!
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Re: battery or usb port?
I've tried all the possible fixes suggested online and it's still dead. Now I would like to work out whether it is a bit of something that could possibly be replaced.