Nexus 7 will not power on.
Nexus 7 will not power on. Held the power button. Tried pressing the power button in rapid succession. No luck. I think it is charged. Anyone Jedi who can save me?
Definitely try it with the cable as well; you can rarely assume the battery has a charge.
Found this at "howtogeek.com:"
"Tablet Won’t Power On or Charge
If your Nexus 7 appears completely frozen and won’t power on or even charge, the most obvious solution is to pull the battery and reinsert it. However, the Nexus 7 doesn’t have a user-serviceable battery.
Instead of pulling the battery, hold down the power button for 30 seconds straight. You may have tried holding down the power button already – but you won’t see any results until you hold it down for the entire 30 seconds. This process fixed a Nexus 7 that refused to turn on or charge."
My Nexus 7 wouldn't boot , no matter what combination buttons I pushed.. (it was fully charged when this happened.) After letting it set for 2 weeks out of frustration, I opened it with one of your handy dandy plastic opening tools, unplugged the battery for about 2 minutes, reattached the battery and closed the device back up.
I then pushed the power button as normal, and it BOOTED UP... been using it since.
Opening the device up is very easy and this is definately worth a try...
My theory, is that the Nexus never would really turn off, so unplugging allowed the OS to reset.... maybe ? anyway, it worked...
Ok. After much procrastination, I returned to get the Nexus 7 charger that came with the unit. My brother had told me he was using a phone charger. My initial assumption was that using the phone charger would not have been an issue. Micro USB is Micro USB to me. Anyway I charged the unit for 30 minutes with the unit's charger and held the button for 30 seconds. The Nexus booted up and I have since returned it to its home.
Thank you all for great answers. I had the same issue. Nexus 7 2nd generation almost brand new and fully charged was not turning on. I tried to charge it for an hour then for 10 hours and hold the power button for couple minutes. Nothing helped.
I have followed the steps at
and opened the back cover. Disconnected battery for few minutes and once I put it back together, the tablet booted up with no issues.
Once again, the interweb has saved the day.
Try pressing the power button AND both the volume buttons at the same time. Normally when this combination is pressed, a bootrom menu should appear. If held long enough, it should reset the tablet and eventually it should boot, just keep holding the buttons.
I have an original model nexus 7 tablet. Worked fine for the first few years then started not coming up after either sleeping it or just leaving it alone. Tried all the button tricks to no avail. Read about the slap the back trick and that worked until it bothered my hand slapping this thing. I finally took the back cover off and noticed there are several tiny connectors that touch the back cover when closed. I used the wife's nail file to clean the connections put it back together and it has worked for the last couple of weeks as new. Not sure if that did it but thought I would throw it out there in case it fixes yours.
Did EVERYTHING before opening the unit. NOTHING worked so figured nothing to loose. DISCONNECTED BATTERY FOR 2 MINUTES. Re-attached and PRESTO... Back to normal.
My 1st gen Nexus 7 wouldn't turn on after a few months of non-use even after attempting to charge. Instead of using the wall mount, I tried with just the USB cable and connecting through my laptop. That worked!
I finally fixed my nexus 7. I brought it to the technician and when he opens it he found out that the pins of the charging port are somehow disconnected so he simply put it back again. Now I don't have a charging problem anymore!
I found that the dock connector is the problem. I ordered one from aliexpress and wait for fixing the problem. Thanx for your usefull videos. You need only one more thing, how to find out what part of the tablet is mailfunctioning
Hold down for 20 seconds worked for me!!! I was starting to panic!!! Thanks!!!
I was wondering my nexus 7 is not working I fully charge it and hold the button for 10 to 30 seconds still nothing. Could it be that I have a flip cover that turns it off and on I kept on doing that close and open messing with it could that be the problem if I burnt out the display? Thank you
specs: 2GB memory 32 GB ::::: yesterday i have problem on turning on my unit . but i figure it out , on how it does not need tobe open the units its just need to super imposed start up using this commands : long press Power and + volume for 15-20 seconds and it well boot up on Google but after few seconds it well shut off , down worry its not dead its charging if you plug your original charge in the wall you can confirm this it charging when you press power botton once , it well display charging icon . next step is to charge my phone for 3 hours doing so i have charge 85% battery and i open my ASUS N7 and sign in on Google account and install directly a Battery saver Application . now when i'm at 45% i charge it again now my Battery saver declares 1 hour charging for 100% full . as i can observed its fast charging its super normal like just same other of my tablets or phone. i well make an update when i finish my observation with in a week . i well post the final how to do if you just received a new ASUS Google N7 2012/2013 version 1st and second generation. my rate of charging now is 2 hours. 100% full
hi Google Nexus 7 users. After trying all the options of pushing the buttons I opened the back of my Nexus with my nails, very easy, then I disconnected the tiny battery plug from its socket and pusheh it back in with my nail and voila !!!.it powered back on....
Have had problems with Gen 1 N7 failing mid surf as well as not turning on. Tried all the usual fixes non of which worked. Then tried disconnecting battery and reconnecting (see examples how to do this on line). A variant on switching of and on again. I leave it for a while, go and do something else then reconnect. Always seems to work.
If all the other methods do not work it could be the obvious and often is. The batteries on these units are known to be faulty and not just because of use but they have a PCB inside them like most batteries do these days. Something in that part is what I suspect stops the battery from accepting a charge. Usually if all else fails a replacement battery will do the trick. You can find them here for a decent price. I got a few myself using "best offer" and they accepted at a very reasonable price. Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Google-ASUS-Nexu...
And in case you have a 3G/4G mobile version (ME370TG) you will need a different battery here is the link to those: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Original...
P.S. Don't assume always that because you don't see anything it isn't powered on. It could be but nothing on the display which could mean the LCD flex cable is loose or needs to be replaced. IF it needs to be replaced you should be able to find them from the same seller on eBay. FoxPCParts They have a good selection of Nexus and other tablet part replacements. Maybe not the cheapest I've seen but fast shipping and everything I've purchased has included cameras etc and was packaged well and even the bootloader was unlocked which was a bonus to me.
It is most likely the PCB in the battery. It might work but you won't know when it will die. I have seen the same thing before. This seller has good ones and this listing is for 4325mAh version which is 55mAh more capacity than the 4270mAh battery but most important is it fits better which means it won't be able to come loose as easily. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Google-ASUS-Nexu...
So, I don't know exactly what did it, but my N7 is FINALLY working again!
I had replaced the ports AND the battery but it still wasn't charging. Out of patience and ideas, I disconnected the battery and left it disconnected for like 10 mins while I checked the connections at both ends of the battery/power ribbon cable.
I put it back together and it has charged as it should multiple times now!
I have tried all of the solutions here, apart from the one about jump-starting the battery... because my battery charges fine, yet the device doesn't power on regardless. I accidentally figured a way to power on the device with 100% success, but first some basics:
Now, follow these steps very closely: