Tablet was dropped, failed to power on.Plugged in but screen just flashed.Removed back.Connection for the battery was not seated & battery was at a slight angle.Drop caused plug & battery to unseat.Reseated and put back cover on and it powered up.Easy fix

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  • Note battery compartment slightly larger than battery. 1/8" reveal on left side if off after top of battery shifted.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Victor Aulestia

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What do I actually do?

Ben - Reply

I just did this after dropping my Nexus 7 and experiencing the screen flicker.

Take the back cover off as described here

Nexus 7 Battery Replacement

Ensure the battery plug is connected well. Straighten the battery back up. Worked perfectly.

Rich - Reply

just tried this, couldn`t find the right tool so used a 1mm guitar pick and credit card. worked perfectly and now my Nexus is working again. thanks.

gaz keenan - Reply

Nice fix- had same issue, fixed it in 5 min! Thx

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