So since its been a while since I’ve used it and I wanted to give the new 4.2 update a try, I thought I’d crack my Nexus 7 back out.
Turns out the battery died a while ago and for the life of me I couldn’t get it to switch on or to charge, even when leaving it for a few hours at a time. Even the normal battery icon wouldn’t come up on screen when it was plugged in.
The answer is actually pretty simple, press and hold the power button until it switches on. Make sure it’s plugged into the mains before you do this but hopefully after about 20-30 seconds you should see it burst back into life.
Make sure you give it a full charge before you try to do too much else with your Nexus 7 and try to avoid letting it drain down fully again 😉
For what its worth, the latest update seems to be pretty good so far with gesture typing on the keyboard and a few other performance tweaks and improvements. I have been experiencing a bit of screen flickering but I need to spend some more time with it to make sure I’m not imagining things!