How to fix nexus 7 battery Problems

It was just yesterday when i got my Nexus 7. As soon as i plugged in i started seeing static lines and a dim back-light. No charging logo was appearing.  It was very wiered and i decided to call up flipkart and ask them for a replacement. But before that i tried to fix the problem. And it worked !!


I bought it from Flipkart

So here is the method i used to fix my problem. (I have divided it into two parts for convenience)

1. Brand new Nexus 7 which wont charge or respond but shows dim backlight and static lines

Fixing this problem is quite easy as it requires just 2 minutes

1. Open the back cover of the Nexus 7
2. use the image below to see if if the charger pin is correctly fixed into the socket. (The small black color pin which the arrow is pointing to)

Nexus7-2once the connector is fixed in its place Tightly it should work properly.

2. Nexus 7 doesn’t turn ON


  1. Make sure there isn’t any dust or lint in the power port.
  2. Using the original power adapter and USB cable, plug your Nexus 7 into a functioning power outlet. Nexus 7 has specific power requirements, and the USB cable and power adapter that are included are designed to meet those requirements.
  3. Ensure the power cord is securely connected to the tablet and the power adapter.
  4. After 1 minute, check to see if a battery icon appears on the screen.
  5. If the battery icon appears, press & hold the Power button for 15 to 30 seconds to see if the device turns on.

If the Battery icon doesn’t appear on charging the phone try accessing the bootloader 

  1. Press & hold the Volume down button. While holding Volume down, press & hold the Power button for at least 10 seconds until you see an Android robot and the word Start on the screen.
  2. Press the Volume down button until Power off is highlighted. Press the Power button to select that option.
  3. Disconnect the charger and reconnect it within 10 seconds. A battery icon should appear on your screen.

Once the battery icon appears on the screen, allow your tablet to charge for at least 1 hour before turning it back on.

If it still doesnt work try the following

  1. Connect your Nexus 7 to a computer’s USB port while the computer is on and connected to a power source.
  2. After 30 minutes, disconnect the USB cable from your Nexus 7.
  3. Connect the cable to your Nexus 7 again.
  4. Wait for one minute and check if a battery icon appears on the screen.
  5. Press & hold the Power button for at least 15 seconds to see if your Nexus 7 turns on.

Please comment if any queries

image courtesy: IfixIt
Information: Google TroubleShooter


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