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Hello guys.
A few days ago, mi nexus 7 didnīt power up, tried pressing power and vol down for more than 30 seconds, nothing.
The screen turned on from time to time, but all i can see was some static.

After gathering some courage and reading a bit on the internet, i opened it and there it was, the battery plug was in an angle, doing a false contact.
I donīt know how that happened, it was working normally before, i didnt drop it, hit it, nothing.

Ok, then i push the plug and it fit, but mi finger slipped and broke one of the wifi antenna pin connector, it seems they are pretty weak...
I closed the tablet and it power up and works almost perfect, now the wifi signal sucks a lot, most of the time it canīt connect unless iīm really close to the modem/router.

What can i do? i still have the broken pin, can i solder it? or use something else to make the contact? return it to Asus for a fix? and i guess they will charge me.

Also i opened it again today, to take a picture, and i saw that the power plug again is slipping outside of his socket, i think there is a flaw in the design if the plug canīt keep is place...

Well, thanks in advance!!!
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Hello guys.
A few days ago, mi nexus 7 didnīt power up, tried pressing power and vol down for more than 30 seconds, nothing.
The screen turned on from time to time, but all i can see was some static.

After gathering some courage and reading a bit on the internet, i opened it and there it was, the battery plug was in an angle, doing a false contact.
I donīt know how that happened, it was working normally before, i didnt drop it, hit it, nothing.

Ok, then i push the plug and it fit, but mi finger slipped and broke one of the wifi antenna pin connector, it seems they are pretty weak...
I closed the tablet and it power up and works almost perfect, now the wifi signal sucks a lot, most of the time it canīt connect unless iīm really close to the modem/router.

What can i do? i still have the broken pin, can i solder it? or use something else to make the contact? return it to Asus for a fix? and i guess they will charge me.

Also i opened it again today, to take a picture, and i saw that the power plug again is slipping outside of his socket, i think there is a flaw in the design if the plug canīt keep is place...

Well, thanks in advance!!!
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You can solder a wire from the broken pin directly to the WiFi antenna

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And for the battery plug, electrical tape is your friend.

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Thanks for the answers.
And... what about of the solder? i donīt know if it have the properties to transmit the wifi signal, maybe i put a wire or the pin back with solder, but if the solder doesnīt transmit the wifi signal iīm still screwed...
Sorry about my bad english, i tried my best, in spanish i could have explained it better....

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Thanks for the answers.
And... what about of the solder? i donīt know if it have the properties to transmit the wifi signal, maybe i put a wire or the pin back with solder, but if the solder doesnīt transmit the wifi signal iīm still screwed...
Sorry about my bad english, i tried my best, in spanish i could have explained it better....

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Solder will be fine, I put solder on the pins of my one x to strengthen the connection and boost the signal worked perfectly.
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Well, last night i put a small dot of solder and put the pin back in his place, i tried it in the same spot where yesterday i had no signal and now it works perfectly!
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Well, last night i put a small dot of solder and put the pin back in his place, i tried it in the same spot where yesterday i had no signal and now it works perfectly!
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Glad it worked

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I've had the exact same accident, well except that i broke not one but TWO pins. So basically all should i do is solder them back just like that?
 
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About the battery connector. Mine has a black tape over the connector. It's glued from the red yellow and black cables up to the motherboard socket where the pin connects. It may be a new revision because it's one of the latests

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