Google Nexus 7 has separation problem with its screen
A few Google Nexus 7 owners decided to copy this maneuver and found upon removing the back cover of their unit, that the screws were quite a few turns away from being sufficiently tightened. While getting a screwdriver and turning the screws (no, we don't recommend the Oppo Finder for this operation) helped some, it didn't solve the problem in every case where there was screen separation.
request a replacement unit. Now that the tablet has started shipping in number, you probably won't have to wait terribly long for a replacement. And we would try to avoid saying anything about having a screw loose because someone might take it the wrong way.
If you are the type that must fix it yourself before surrendering to a technician, you can find directions on how to remove the back cover and tighten the screws at the sourcelink.
source: XdaDevelopersForum via Phandroid
1. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
umm.. your probably going to wait. The Play store was sending emails to people that ordered in some areas that the shipping time for the 16 gig version was going to be a few more weeks. It was all over G+ yesterday.
2. nightelf91 (Posts: 20; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
Please proof-read your article before posting it online. Hint: the prominent label underneath the embedded picture of the nexus 7 box.
A Phonearena reader
3. Hammerfest (Posts: 376; Member since: 12 May 2012)
I have sent my TF101 (Asus Tranformer OG) in now 3 times in the last month, literally once a week, first time they replaced the wrong part, second time they replaced the correct part but damaged the camera, Im sending it in a 3rt time to fix the camera...
Needless to say, I havent had an issue with doing the RMA and getting repair done, sure they might do a "quick fix" (IE I said the bezel was loose, so they just replaced the bezel instead of what it mounted to, easy to figure out if you spend more then 10sec on it), but not denials for my repair so far, and while Im annoyed as all hell at being without my tablet for coming up on a month now, they paid for shipping for the last 2 times and havent given me s**t when I sent it in...
This is the LEAST problems I have had with an RMA/Repair center... Asus pays the facility well and while they may not take the extra time to examine the problem, they wont balk at taking it back for a second or third time to really fix your issue :D
TL;DR: Call ASUS, get an RMA, get it fixed under warranty... My experiance has been GREAT considering so far with another tablet device from asus!
8. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
still behind to what your troops are doing right?
13. Sniggly (Posts: 7230; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
My troops? What in blazes are you talking about?
15. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Ohh please commander of the fandroids... go to any Apple articles read all the comments left by yur troop of haters
16. Sniggly (Posts: 7230; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Lolwut? I'm no leader. It's flattering that you try to assign responsibility for others' actions to me though.
18. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Just because you Apple fans need to have some sort of "leader" to make you all feel special like you are part of a club does not mean the same for everyone.
7. BattleBrat (Posts: 1235; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Hmmm, I'm still tempted to buy one, but I'd rather have a higher end Asus tablet, something with 2gb of ram for futureproofing would be nice....
9. valapsp (Posts: 491; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
The ones that will ship next week or 2 are intact?
10. zaidalrawi80 (Posts: 20; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
yesterday was in Sam's club and i saw it and i can give my first impression it's good quality and for its cost i can say it's affordable to people how they need it for browsing and little things to do....
11. zaidalrawi80 (Posts: 20; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Good competitor to Kindle fire at least Android!
12. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
first adopter syndrome. it happens to ALL products. Before the trolls come in and start spouting their crap, remember all the initial problems each iphone has had.. especially with their yellow screen blotches and antennas.
17. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
iPhone and iPad various generations have had issues in the past, that's why I wait for certain batches to go away as issues appear factory regulations get tighter
19. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
This ain't about apple, it's about the nexus 7. Do not deviate young Jedi, or suffers your fathers fate u will.
21. mstrjames (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)
Simple fix by holding the screen down for a long period of time to let the glue rebond - it's been two days and it's perfect! Check out the full guide: