Nexus 7 having screen separation issues?

It’s no surprise that Google and Asus’s Nexus 7 tablet has received good publicity and sales since it was announced at Google’s I/O conference. Aside from sporting a quad-core CPU and a Tegra-3 chipset, the tablet is priced at a cheap $199 (£159) which is definitely worth the money when you consider the fact that the Nexus 7 is a high-end device.

However, with everything good, comes bad qualities and one of these reported flaws indicates that the Nexus 7 screen has a slight defect. Some users are reporting that their Nexus 7 devices have loose screens, stating the screen separates from the bezel, or the device creaks when pressure is applied to the screen.

Luckily, it can be fixed. There are screws on the back of the device that can be tightened to ensure the screen doesn’t move or come loose again – so if you’re one of the users affected, please read this thread on XDA.

Source: XDA-Developers

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Josh_LosAltosHills said,
it isnt "high end" if there are screws in the back than you can screw in to tighten the screen.

Yes because high end refers to whether or not it has screws. Not that it is using the current most powerful Tegra chipset on the market, or has a long battery life. Nope its entirely down to the fact that a few tablets got through quality control with some loose screws

Emon said,
Does anyone my speaker issue with their N7?

Somebody in one of the threads in forums said he had same problem and was getting it exchanged.

I pre-ordered mine when it was announced, and got it on Tuesday. Thankfully mine doesn't have this issue, or the screen flickering issue.

tsupersonic said,
I pre-ordered mine when it was announced, and got it on Tuesday. Thankfully mine doesn't have this issue, or the screen flickering issue.

Same here, mine is fine and for £150 a bargain

Seen this post on the Verge today... wait for it and yes a day after the Verge posted it it arrives here.

Renvy said,
Seen this post on the Verge today... wait for it and yes a day after the Verge posted it it arrives here.

Saw this post for the first time day... wait for it and yes there's someone complaining it was posted elsewhere hours before - and not delivering a useful comment either.

techbeck said,
Read this yesterday. Luckily it is an easy fix. Shall have to see what Google/Asus says about it.

I read in xda that a member contacted google with the issue and the rep said that google has fixed those issues and any tablet after 13th july should be fixed.. but yes, no official work from google yet.

still1 said,

I read in xda that a member contacted google with the issue and the rep said that google has fixed those issues and any tablet after 13th july should be fixed.. but yes, no official work from google yet.

So just a bad batch initially. Happens to a lot of companies but hopefully they will be offering free warrantied repairs. I am sure doing the fix yourself probably voids the warranty.

It is pretty cool that you can open the device and do the fix yourself tho.

techbeck said,

So just a bad batch initially. Happens to a lot of companies but hopefully they will be offering free warrantied repairs. I am sure doing the fix yourself probably voids the warranty.

It is pretty cool that you can open the device and do the fix yourself tho.


yes, just the initial batch was bad. Also, it only in few devices.
Its also worth noting that removing the cover in Nexus 7 is like removing the back battery cover of galaxy nexus and I dont think doing that void warranty in galaxy nexus so i guess its the same for Nexus 7. Its still not easy to open like galaxy nexus and have to be done carefully.

still1 said,

Its also worth noting that removing the cover in Nexus 7 is like removing the back battery cover of galaxy nexus

did not know that. Another reason why I like Android. Can do things like this.

techbeck said,

did not know that. Another reason why I like Android. Can do things like this.

Hardware design and software are two different things...