Nexus 7 units suffering from screen separation issues?

The Nexus 7 seems to be a rather fine tablet for its price, but some questions regarding its build quality have started to form. Some users see to be noticing a slight raise in the device’s glass. This seems to be affecting quite a few people, unfortunately, but there is hope yet. The fix is apparently easy as pie.

The case is dead easy to pop open and re-attach, and all it takes between that process is the tightening of the screws. There’s no voided warranty to worry about so don’t be worried if you need to send your tablet back for repairs some day. Let’s hope this is the stretch of any hardware problems that may surface. [via XDA]

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TAGS: Nexus 7 2012

  • billcollier

    Mine is sweet as apple pie I can’t say enough good things about it.

    • RitishOemraw

      you mentioned apple, publicly apologize on your website now!

      • LawrenceMcatee


    • Crimsonshadow774

      Cherry. We don’t like Apple flavored deserts here. lol

      • Oliver Almare

        an apple a day keeps andy…barfing all day!

      • No_Nickname90

        There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding. I’m sure what he said was A.P.P.L.E., A Pleasing Platter of Lovely Eclairs. See? “Mine is sweet as a pleasing platter of lovely eclairs…”

        • Crimsonshadow774

          lmao +1

  • Trixz_D

    Hope mine will be ok lol i’m waiting for pc world to phone and say it arrived hopefully tomorrow :D cant wait :)

  • rajinikant

    My screen is loose on left side. Every time I press there it makes sound. I have emailed for replacement

    • Narin S

      I have that problem as well… same side

    • Kristoff119

      If we’re talking portrait mode, it’s the same side for me, too! Until this article, I thought I was the only one with an issue. Bought it on Saturday from Sam’s and went back on Monday when found the issue on Sunday, but they were out of units, of course.

  • jjrudey

    And don’t forget dead pixels.

    • lav0c

      I’ve got about 10

  • Seth Forbus

    Maybe they exposed it to heat? Either way, iFixit gave this tablet a HUGE score fore repairability factor. Unlike the iPad. So we probably won’t even need to send it in if anything happens.

  • Johnny Test

    Damn, I am glad I waited for the second run of 7’s

  • b_to_the_randon

    Holy hell — That took all of 1 minute to apply this fix. That was amazing and now my tablet is literally perfect. No light bleed and zero creaking issues now. Thank you!

    • Cameron John Schluchtner

      what did you do?

    • c4v3man

      Mine only creaked when using excessive force on the left size of the system. Took a minute to pop the rear panel with my fingernail, tightened a few screws, and it’s great now.

  • Jon doe

    Haha an apple joke! Lame!

  • Steven Skwarkowski

    So they saved $0.0089 per unit by not applying the nylon coating to prevent the screws from loosening!

  • scoter man1

    For once I must have gotten lucky because my is perfect, no screen separation, no ghosting, no pixels dead or stuck. This tablet is the sh!t btw.

  • wtpanos

    No problems here as of yet

  • ThanosN7

    I want mine today

  • leaponover

    Other websites are reporting that Google CS folks have said there was a bad batch that went out that they are replacing. How widespread I don’t know it may get worse as more and more people finally get the one they ordered from the Google Play store. Seems like a small amount at the moment now.

  • jwthrush

    Just ordered my 7 this morning. Hopefully no issues when it arrives.

  • Mike O

    It’s a non-issue here

  • TheJunkie

    Asus needs to whip those chinese workers into shape;)
    QC QC and more QC!

  • Justin McDermott

    It must have been a Friday and the guy in charge of screwing at ASUS had a hot date. I just hope this is an issue with loose screws and not the glue.