iFixit cracks the Google Nexus 7 open, gives it an excellent repairability score
0. phoneArena 03 Jul 2012, 08:31 posted on
The creative destroyers from iFixit got a hold on the Google Nexus 7 tablet, and were curious to understand whether it is as easy to repair as the Kindle Fire, which got a repairability score of 8/10. Yep, it is, since Asus is using clips instead of glue like on the iPad, so taking the first Google tablet aparts takes only a few minutes, so it got a score of 7/10...
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2. plgladio (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Good pack of stuff in one small plate.. :D yummy yummy!!
3. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Yea Yeah!! Every card going nexus 7's way!!
4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1412; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Up next will be the stupid droptests
5. Immolate (Posts: 293; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
The only negative aspect I saw in their decon, other than a off-hand mention that the heat sink could be easily torn, was that the LCD and glass are glued together, making it necessary to purchase both glass and LCD as a unit to replace either. I assume that the Kindle doesn't have that problem, which is why it got an 8.
My own personal experience is that getting LCD and glass as a kit is a lot less hassle and will probably save you some wasted time and money if your glass is well adhesed to the LCD.
6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"...since Asus is using clips instead of glue like on the iPad..."
Reminds me this video:http://revision3.com/tekzilla/