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Just got a Nexus 7--first time use question

#1MwulfPosted 8/23/2013 8:00:35 PM
There's really nothing in the way of documentation. I know for Laptops, it's recommended to fully charge the battery (usually 4-6 hours) before using for the first time. Is this also true with Nexus 7 tablets, and if so how long should I leave it charging before turning it on?

Also, when I plugged it in for the first time the screen turned on to display a battery filling up, and then turned off. There's no red charging LED like I've seen with other mobile devices. I assume this is normal for the N7?
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#2SinisterSlayPosted 8/23/2013 8:02:30 PM
Yep normal.

Fully charge it first.

Then use it normally. Try not to completely kill it as that can damage the battery.
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#3Mwulf(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2013 8:03:23 PM
Well, okay then. Guess I'll just leave it charging overnight.

Shame, I kinda wanted to play with it today. Oh well.
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#4SinisterSlayPosted 8/23/2013 8:06:26 PM
Mwulf posted...
Well, okay then. Guess I'll just leave it charging overnight.

Shame, I kinda wanted to play with it today. Oh well.


With the cable it comes with, it takes about 4 hours to charge. With other usb cables, about 6 hours.

Posted from my nexus 7 :-)


I kill mine every day since x-mas I use it so much.
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#5Mwulf(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2013 8:20:23 PM
Nice. So I take you've used it a lot over the past several months? Do you use a screen protector for it, and if so is there a brand you'd recommend? And if not, can you tell me how resistant/susceptible the screen is to getting scratched?
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#6Reaper_MinionPosted 8/23/2013 8:43:25 PM
The screen is tough and probably won't get scratched at all if you don't do something silly like putting it in your pocket with your keys.

Still, you should be getting a screen protector for extra safety. They are pretty cheap.
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#7TheFeshPincePosted 8/23/2013 8:45:13 PM
I don't have a screen protector and it's never been scratched. My wife uses the thing like 10 hours a day.
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#8Golden MavenPosted 8/23/2013 8:51:46 PM
SinisterSlay posted...
I kill mine every day since x-mas I use it so much.


Really? What are you doing with it?
#9TheFeshPincePosted 8/23/2013 8:54:38 PM
Golden Maven posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
I kill mine every day since x-mas I use it so much.


Really? What are you doing with it?


He's killing it!!!
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#10Mwulf(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2013 8:54:54 PM
Hm... guess I'll go without. I typically go with Hori protectors for handheld gaming consoles, but most of the protectors I see for N7 are much bigger than the actual screen--therefore much harder to apply--and many of 'em have this cleaning solution you're supposed to use. I tried doing that on an old iPad protector and it just made a monstrously frustrating mess.
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