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    Charging Nexus 7

    First post, complete numpty with technology.

    Bought a Nexus 7 in December 2013, which has now stopped charging - diagnosed as charging port failure. Looks like a pretty poor bit of engineering to me.

    I gather that it is possible to charge it via a wireless charger. The serial number is CBOKBC750010 - will this have the necessary internal gubbins to permit wireless charging?

    If so, does anybody have any recommendations for a suitable wireless charger?

    Big thanks.

    Nickt

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    Hi Nickt, and welcome to the forum!

    The Nexus 7 2012 does not support Qi wireless charging, but the Nexus 7 2013 does. The 2013 is the one shown here on the right in this picture, note it has a camera on the back side while the 2012 does not.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pIC...1GG7JLxlA/view

    If it turns out you do have the 2013 model, I have had great success using this Qi charger, even with a case on my Nexus 7.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JA7HNZO

    Replacing the charging port is fairly easy, there are videos on YouTube that can guide you.
    Last edited by JimTDI; 05-23-2017 at 09:33 AM.

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    Thanks for such a prompt reply Jim, much appreciated. Sadly, it appears I have the 2012 model, no back side camera.

    I've seen the You Tube videos on changing the port, which look pretty challenging to a man of my skills. But maybe with a repair bill of 60 - 70 I don't have a great deal to lose!

    Thanks again.

    Nick

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    No worries Nickt - good luck! Actually the 2012 is easier to change the port on as opposed to the 2013.

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