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Battery indicator stuck

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25th March 2014, 02:14 PM   |  #1  
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For the past several days my battery level indicator has been stuck at 42%.
I have tried everything I can think of including; factory data reset, factory image with root, replaced kernel, different custom Roms, drain completely until it shut off then charge overnight, bump charge, etc.

It is definately charging and discharging, its just not showing anywhere. Even tried some of the apps that give you the "true" battery level.

Could this be a hardware issue? I had similar before but it eventually corrected itself. I have attached a couple pictures for reference.
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25th March 2014, 02:37 PM   |  #2  
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I would try taking the back cover off and unplug the battery wait 10 seconds and plug back in.

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25th March 2014, 04:18 PM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by striker59

I would try taking the back cover off and unplug the battery wait 10 seconds and plug back in.

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I would need to take the entire back off to get to the battery, not just the small back, correct?
25th March 2014, 05:16 PM   |  #4  
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Yes the whole cover, if you Google "remove back cover on nexus 10" I'm sure you find instructions maybe even a YouTube video.

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---------- Post added at 10:16 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:14 AM ----------

http://www.cnet.com/news/google-nexu...fter-teardown/

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26th March 2014, 07:39 PM   |  #5  
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Thanks. Need to pick up one of those spudgers. Will try this in the next couple days with fingers crossed.
28th March 2014, 10:17 PM   |  #6  
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Very strange. After 4 days of the battery level not changing during multiple discharges and recharges it suddenly decided to start working again today. It was about to shut of from low battery (I knew because the screen started to flicker on and off) when I plegged it in. As soon as I plugged it in my Nexus shut off. I tapped the power button and the battery icon said 0% charged. In the past it had shown a question mark.

I will repost if anything happens. I was going to disconnect the battery this weekend but I guess that won't be needed now...

Thanks for your help striker59
30th March 2014, 02:35 AM   |  #7  
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OK. This just got more weird. Plugged in for a little while today, when I came back home and unplugged my battery was reading 255%. (See attached). I shut down and restarted then it said 42% again. Going to try disconnecting the battery but if anyone else has a suggestion please share
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31st March 2014, 03:40 PM   |  #8  
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So far so good. Disconnected the battery after struggling to get the back off. 24 hr later battery still reporting correctly.

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