Are you the proud owner of a Nexus 7 tablet like wot I be? If so, at some time, you may run into a problem I encountered last week. Charging.
The little beast, from new ‘till one day last week, would charge, using the mains charger, from zero to hero in a tad over two hours. Suddenly, through forces not yet understood, it started taking close to twenty hours. Bummer eh?
The Web-a-Net revealed many folk experiencing the same problem with only a few solutions none of which worked for me.
As a last resort I resorted to, ‘You could always try this’ Number 24. This entailed removing the back, disconnecting the battery and, after thirty seconds, reconnect and stand back in amazement at the charge speed improvement.
Guessing at the fragility of the internals of this little guy, and noting there’s only room to get a fingernail round the back of the back to ease it off, I approached the removal with great patience and extreme caution.
After thirty seconds, with patience exhausted and caution thrown to the wind, I managed to remove the lid, roughneck style, with the help of my usual ‘delicacy required’ tools comprising of the usual small pinch-bar and a lump hammer.
I then pulled out the battery connector, let time pass then reconnected. I then replaced the back which took quite some time as it now resembles an incredibly complicated jigsaw puzzle.
The charging result? No change and, looking at the back, I’m guessing another warranty voided.
As that was a last resort, I decided to try an absolute last resort and I can’t stress strongly enough the extreme technicality of this last of all last resorts!!
I plugged the charger into the tablet, switched on the mains, pulled the lead out of the tablet, rammed it back in, pulled it out again, rammed it back in again, shook it all about and waited. Guess what? It’s now charging in about three hours, zero to hero. okay, not what it was but a whole hell of a lot better than waiting a week.
So there you go. And why is it, and we never learn, that the least complicated, last idea we try almost always works?
Finally, for Friday, a little bit of Yee Haw I stumbled over to cheer you into the weekend. From that TV soap thingy Emmerdale, it says. No idea, but it do say so.
Quote; Douglas Adams.
“The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.”