I’ve been thinking in the last few weeks that my N7’s battery hasn’t been lasting very long. Unsure if it’s anything to do with any more apps I’ve been installing, or if it’s because my son is using it to play games more often :)
When I was using it this morning with the TED app, I got a warning at 14% left, but about 10-15 minutes later, I just got the ‘powering down’ message.
Plugged it in and tried to turn it back on, nothing. Thought I’d leave it charging for a few minutes before trying again, then noticed after about 5 minutes it was booting up. Took a very, very long time to boot.
Left it on the lock screen for a few minutes then it flickered for a couple of seconds and went off, unable to turn on again :(
I googled around and saw some people had been advised by Google/Asus support to hold the power button down for up to 30 seconds, and holding it for about 14-15 seconds worked for me.
It’s now on again, but it’ll be interesting to see what else happens. Anyone else noticed anything?
I have read a couple of similar stories on other forums, and it seems the “hard reset” is about the only option to get things going again.
Can’t say I’ve had that kind of problem myself though, I had my first spontaneous reboot yesterday during a YouTube video and I’m hoping that’s a one off.
Regarding the battery, is it worth trying a full power cycle, ie run it right down and charge it right up again? I guess keep an eye on the power stats to see if there is something hogging resource but in my experience it’s hard to unpick what’s going on.
Can anyone else relate to this?
Yeah, I’ve tried a full power cycle. I’ve recently had to disable JuiceDefender on it as it seems a bit unstable, which may be contributing to some of it. Will see how it continues.