Troubleshooting Tips for the Google Nexus 7

With as many as 7 million units sold, the Google Nexus 7 is a leading contender in the up-and-coming tablet market. Its affordability and versatility give it an edge against the premium-priced Apple iPad, and here in Kansas City Google Fiber is giving them away as remote controls for their cable customers.  That makes for a lot of Nexus 7’s on the market, and a lot of broken ones too! Though the Nexus 7 repair hasn’t yet gained full speed, we’ve heard a couple issues so far about general troubleshooting of the Nexus 7 and charging cord compatibility issues. Many universal charging cables aren’t compatible with the Nexus 7, but at eTech Parts we’ve hand-tested and selected compatible micro USB chargers that work with the Nexus 7.

If you let your Nexus 7 die completely, you may encounter a pixelated-flashing screen, or the device won’t turn on with any combination of button pressing. Try this quick troubleshooting tip to bring a dead Nexus 7 back to life!

 

How to Charge a Dead Nexus 7

1.  Plug-in the dead Nexus 7 to a wall charger.

2.  Immediately after plugging it in, press Volume Down and Power at the same time. This should take you to the bootloader menu.

3. Once in the bootloader menu, use Volume Down and choose “Power Off Device”
with the Power button.

4. Once the device is off, unplug the charger and then plug it back into the device.

5. You should now see the battery meter with your device returning to life!

 

Nexus 7 Compatible Charging Cables

You’ve heard stories of Smartphones blowing up due to faulty charge cables, but never fear! eTech Parts has two micro USB charging cables available for sale which have been hand-tested and selected with the utmost care and concern for safety and quality. You can always trust eTech Parts has the parts you need and the accessories you want.

Nexus 7 Replacement Micro USB Cord, 10ft – Finding a replacement Nexus 7 charging cable can be challenging; that’s why we’ve hand-selected and tested each charging cable before shipping them to our customers. We do the hard work so you don’t have to!

Nexus 7 Replacement Wall Charger – This charging cord plugs right into a wall outlet to charge not only a Nexus 7, but any device with a Micro USB port. Versatility is a beautiful thing.

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