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Old December 3rd, 2012, 04:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi hope this is the right place to post, forgive me if it isn't I'm new here.
I have just purchased a Nexus 7 16Gb. It was working fine until I downloaded stickmount and plugged in my flash drive. The screen went blank and now it won’t switch on. I thought it may be low battery but it won’t even charge.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 07:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh, yikes! You posted in the right place, but that doesn't sound good. The only thing I could suggest would be to perform a "battery pull". This is totally dependant upon your level of comfort with electronics and all.

I'll preface this by saying you can seriously damage your device if you don't know what you're doing since this isn't your typical "battery pull". If you don't feel comfortable or are unsure, then STOP! Send it back for repair or exchange.

First I would make sure nothing is plugged into the USB poart, then follow these steps. You need to pry the back off of the tablet. I would use something like a plastic/rubber/silicone spatula and carefully pry around the edges evenly until it's off. Once the back is off, it's pretty easy to tell what component is the battery. It's the largest component in there. Up at the top you'll see a set of red, yellow, etc wires coming off of it into a black connector that connects to the board. Carefully slide that connector off (towards the battery). Leave it disconnected 30 seconds or so and then reconnect it VERY CAREFULLY again and be sure everything lines up.

AGAIN, if you feel uncomfortable at any point before disconnecting the battery, seal it back up and exchange it or send it for repair. Once you disconnect the battery though, you have to get it reconnected if you are going to think about returning it for repair or exchanging.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 07:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Given that you are rooted, or should be if your using stickmount, I have moved you into the all things root section.

What happens when you hold power+volume up+volume down?

When you plug it into your computer is it recognized?
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 08:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, was a bot afraid to start stripping it down so I spent 3 hours trawling the net found a link that call it SOD (sleep of death) it suggested that I hold the power on button for 30 seconds. Didn't work first time so i held it down for just over minute and it came on, so I'm now a happy bunny.

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Mine had the same problem, I know it sounds stupid and simple but hold down power for a little while. When mine would randomly power itself down I would have to hold the power button for like a minute before it finally turned on. Give that a try, I flashed mine back to stock 4.1.2 and now its working correctly... For now.
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