Google Nexus 7 Battery Not Charging? Find Out How to Fix It

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google nexus 7 battery not chargingIf your Google Nexus 7 is running low on “juice” but fails to charge, you may have a major problem or just a minor glitch. Here are a few Google Nexus 7 battery not charging troubleshooting tricks to try that may let you avoid having to take the tablet in for repairs.

Google Nexus 7 Battery Not Charging Troubleshooting Tips


Check the Power

First of all, make sure the charger is plugged into a working outlet. Try plugging another device or appliance into the outlet to be sure it’s working properly, or switch to another outlet. If you’re using the USB charger, check to be certain it’s the one that came with your Nexus 7. Be aware that devices from Nexus have very specific power requirements so you must use the USB adaptor and power cable that was included with your tablet. This device requires both a 2-amp charger and a USB cable rated for 2 amps. Make sure all cords are securely connected.

Look for Lint

If all systems seem to be working but you’re still not getting a charge, check the power port for dust and lint. If you find any substances clogging the port, clean them out. A toothpick should do the trick. Wait one minute and see if the battery icon shows up on the screen. If so, press and hold the Power button for 15 to 30 seconds. See if the device powers on.

Reset It

If your Nexus 7 initially turns on but quickly shuts off, press and hold the Volume down button. While holding this button, press and hold the Power button for at least 10 seconds. You should see the Android robot along with the word Start on your screen.

If this works, press the Volume down button until you see the Power off option highlighted. Press the Power button to turn the device off, then disconnect and reconnect the charger. You should see a battery icon appear on the screen. If so, charge the Nexus 7 for an hour before attempting to turn it on again.

Replace the USB and Power Cable with an Apple Certified One

If all of your efforts at troubleshooting fail, consider replacing your USB charger and power cable. If your Nexus 7 is still under warranty, contact the company for help. If your warranty has expired, you’ll have to pay for a new, officially approved charger from Nexus.

Let Our Certified Technicians Repair It

Before spending a bundle on new parts that may not solve your problem, check out Our certified technicians can give you a free Google Nexus 7 diagnostic and repair quote, usually within 24 hours of receiving the device. The quote is absolutely free and will give you the option of getting the tablet repaired or having it returned quickly at no charge. All Google Nexus 7 repair services come with a 90-day warranty and 30-day refund policy. Go to or call 888-447-3728 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday for technical assistance that you can trust!

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