I love my Nexus 7. I’ve had it around 10 months now and use it, pretty much, all of the time without trouble. However, every now and then I forget to plug in the charger and the battery goes completely flat. When that happens I’ve had a problem charging it – you can plug in the charger, leave it for a day or two, and… nothing. It doesn’t seem to have charged at all. This blog post seems to give the answer – which I will try the next time it happens.
1. Plug-in your dead N7 to a wall charger. (Jump immediately to step 2.)
2. Immediately after plugging it in, press Volume Down and Power at the same time.
*This should get you into the bootloader menu. You may have to try this with different chargers or test out the timing in order to get it to work.
3. Once in the bootloader menu, use Volume Down until you see “Power Off Device.”
4. Choose that option with the Power button.
5. Once your device is off, unplug the charger and then plug it back into the device.
6. You should now see the battery meter (pictured above) with your device returning to life.
While decluttering and sorting through the mountains of print-outs and magazines on my desk, I found a newspapepr article I’d set top one side. There’s nothing surprising in its content, but many people still don’t realise how much information about that is available on the internet.
My “star find” of this year has to be this game by experimental programmer, Petri Purho. Created as part of his “done-in-under-a-week” experiment, the five level Crayon Physics is his tenth game and a prototype for the forth-coming Crayon Physics Deluxe (see video below).
After promising myself a new PC for a long, long time, I finally bit the bullet today and opted for a new HP Pavilion Elite PC. So far, so good. I’ll have a play around with it before I use it to get down to the nitty gritty of work. With an Intel Core 2 Quad processor and 3 GB of RAM, its a major step up from my last PC (an AOpen-based XC Cube I built myself) and should handle the newer, more process intensive, applications with ease. Fingers crossed.