I had to add to this.
I bought a google nexus 7 in 2014 through Staples, although it was manufactured in 2013.
I had the same problem.....plug in charger, after a few seconds there is a short duration slight white flicker on the screen (you'll see this much easier in the dark, trust me), and then back to black and nothing, no charging, nothing.
I tried the battery connector removal/reinstall thing....no help. The connector was not loose and the battery was very secure.
I tried different chargers besides the one that came from Asus, plugging into my computer USB port, holding down the power and volume down after plugging in, while plugging in, switched to power and volume up, etc.
The last thing that I did was to plug into the USB on computer and repeatedly plug in and pull the plug out. Then I noticed that I didn't even get the aforementioned flicker!!! I thought that I made it worse!
Next I plugged it back into the kodak ac to USB supply that I had been using and still no flicker!
Then I pressed in the power switch and there it was.....the beautiful Google displayed.
All of this took a lot of time....if I were to add up all the time, I would say 2-3 hours....yours may take less or more time, of course.
I think that my story to tell is that you have to keep trying different things as were mentioned here (although I think that the connected of power directly to the battery connector would be a last resort, if that, as that is risky) until you get the unit to boot, and then show 0% charged and then shut down, and then show the charging symbol, and eventually charge.
Be persistent with trying different things at different times, etc until you get it!!!
One other thing. I don't think that the battery connector is loose if you get the aforementioned flicker on turn on, so don't pry off the back cover if you don't have to.
I really hope that this helps.
I'm facing exactly the same problem with three Nexus 7 devices. Did you find any solution to this? I'm considering to send them back to Asus for repair.
- de Allan Murphy Bruun
I opened my Nexus 7, removed the battery cable. And for the heck of it, I re-connected the battery cable and decided to try again.
To my surprise, the nexus logo and charging message came up. And now the tablet is working fine again. I'm guessing the battery cable was loose, hence the issue.
Hope that helped :)
- de Vijay N
Thank's Vijay. I actually tried that as well - with no luck. I'm returning the devices to Asus.
- de Allan Murphy Bruun
I have had, and am having the exact same issue. I have had my Nexus 7 from Dec, it stopped working after 2-3 weeks and had that flicking screen and was not turning on, I tried absolutely everything I could, charging for 3 Days, 30 sec hard reset etc to no avail.
I pulled it out of my bag 2 weeks later (it was in there the whole time) to find in randomly on, no idea what 'fixed' it but I wasn't going to complain. Was working fine untill today where I found it messed up again. Would really love to know how to fix this :( seems like a common issue with a lot of Nexus 7's
- de Sean Hindle
i have had the same problem and returned my nexus to Asus who I might add are not very helpful, they made it out like i did something wrong, they said i was using a 3rd party charger but funny thing is it was the charger that came with my nexus. They returned my nexus with a new charger and it worked for a few months until this week it is back to no charge and it wont charge at all. I have tried the 30 second thing with no luck. I am so frustrated with my nexus and Ausus not backing their product, I will never buy another Asus product again. I cant find where to buy a new battery either grrrrrrr.
- de Melody Chappell
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