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Offline bjs229

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Dire Need of Help
« on: December 12, 2012, 12:40:42 AM »
I went thru my second random reboot of the day and then with my son there and feeling extra confident after seeing just a fingernail can open the Nexus I gave it a shot. It was cool showing him the different radios.. etc.. Now I am in trouble. The nexus when it tries to start just flashes like bands of light.. hard to explain except that I am beat right now. I snapped the body on straight but it even is messed up without the other half not included. As soon as I plug the cord in its like a firework show even with the nexus without a back.
if anyone can help please do!



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Re: Dire Need of Help
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 12:47:39 AM »
can get it to reboot if I hold the button down but it eventually goes back to the 70s static. i I think I am beat. Happy New Year.

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Re: Dire Need of Help
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 12:51:17 AM »
I got it to boot and go into JB It seems the Nexus isnt recognizing a charge. It keeps telling me to plug into a charger and then dying. The battery was close to dead when I pulled the back. Its plugged in? I am letting it charge now....

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Re: Dire Need of Help
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 01:01:08 AM »
For future reference don't ever take the back off when your battery is low.

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Re: Dire Need of Help
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 01:16:31 AM »
It sounds like your usb port was broken when you drop-kicked it, and the back cover was all that was holding it on. Maybe you can solder it back?

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Re: Dire Need of Help
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 01:33:38 AM »
I will check everything in the am. Its working now. I held the cord in till it charged some and now we seem OK. What was all the static in the beginning ? Anyone ever seen that? I wish I could have videotaped it. Crazy.

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Re: Dire Need of Help
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 08:55:52 AM »
Yes, I had an arnova 7g3 with that problem and sent it back for repair. While waiting for 5 weeks I got my Nexus 7 with extended store warranty to swap it if it happened again. Maybe we should epoxy the usb jacks for strain relief?

The problem will get worse if not fixed, make sure you back up and can factory reset before it goes out completely. Changing all my passwords was a pain. At least set up the lock screen.

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Re: Dire Need of Help
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 09:19:09 AM »
Sorry to hear that bj. Will you but another if that one stops working?

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Re: Dire Need of Help
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012, 02:23:56 PM »
Yes I would definitely buy another. That is all I was thinking when it was dead. Definitely buying a protection plan on my next tablet. Seems to be back to normal now. I didn't notice anything loose when I opened it. Come to think of why it freaked out. The nexus was not turned off. It was asleep. It didn't like being ripped open while half awake I guess.

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Re: Dire Need of Help
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 03:01:31 PM »
I agree with bird, I think after your little soccer game with your 7, it sustained more damage than you initially thought and taking the back off has put the proverbial final nail in it's coffin.

Sorry dude...

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