Nexus 7 motherboard fried after Marshmallow update.
Once you get all the tools ready, you just need to follow tutorials closely.
Make sure you not disturbed or distracted throughout repair.
The memory of my nexus 7 (2nd Gen Wifi) was dead.
I decided to repair it (I.e. change the motherboard) because the tablet was in perfect state (battery OK, screen OK...)
I ordered the Fixit repair tool kit at Fixit Europe and the motherboard at Fixit US.
The repair instructions was clear, I also vie . . .
About a year ago, after Lollipop came out. My Nexus 7 2013 died. I figured it was something I had done (I think I tried installing one of the pre-release versions), but after scouring the internet, I found that a number of others experienced similar issues. Apparently, there was something in the upg . . .
Upgraded my Nexus 7 2nd gen to Android 5.0.2, and just like lots of other people (apparently) it bricked. No fixing it, and of course it was out of warranty.
It went well, the biggest problem I had was step 3 and the zif socket, had to look elsewhere to find out I had to flip up the white portion. On . . .
Weeks after I got it there was a problem with the power button. Unfortunatly I bought in the USA and lived abroad so I couldnt return. Luckily the case I have worked to restart. After the 5.02 update my tablet would get stuck in a loop where it would "update apps" for 5-10 min then restart itself . . .
Nexus was frozen with the little droid on his (?) back. Nothing I did worked to revive him; not rebooting, not tapping, not flexing the case, nothing.
I guessed that the motherboard might be somehow damaged, although I did not drop or otherwise abuse it. So I ordered one from iFixit. It arrived witho . . .
Back camera didn't work initially. Had to make sure the connector was in before closing everything up.
Follow everything closely. Have patience and get rid of all distractions.
Camera app may not show up initially, but if you go into apps and uninstall updates to it it will pop right back into app dra . . .
Google bricked my Nexus 7 (2nd gen) by forcing an OS update. I tried all the online suggestions to revive it. Nothing worked. So I ordered a replacement motherboard, since folks online said that that would work.
The bottom line is that I got the replacement board in and now the Nexus is back to li . . .
After an update of Android, memory was ruined, much too late for warranty.
Repair was simple—just followed instructions. Only thing was that also daughterboard was replaced in instructions, so I did that too—only to realize i did it in vain. Nevertheless, great replacement parts and instructions. . . .