New Google Nexus 7 gets a teardown from iFixit

New Google Nexus 7 gets a teardown from iFixit
Rating the new Google Nexus 7 tablet a "7" out of 10 for repairability, iFixit took apart the tablet with a little difficulty. Thinner, taller and narrower than the OG Google Nexus 7, the new slate has a back cover that is no longer textured and it did crack a bit using a plastic tool to pry it apart. There is light glue applied to most of the tablet, certainly nothing that made matters difficult.

The battery was the first "part" noticed and the inductive charging coil was seen as it should have been, considering the slate's support for wireless charging. A Texas Instrument BQ51013B inductive charging controller was one of the components that was spotted inside the tablet While stronger glue held the battery in place, the mother and daughterboards were easy to remove and parts pulled out by iFixit included the Elpida J4216EFBG SDRAM, and NAND Flash produced by SK Hynix.

Overall, iFixit says the slab is easy to open and repair, good to know if you have a propensity for breaking your mobile devices. One problem area that iFixit found was the LCD glass, which required a heat gun to remove.

Just remember that DIY is a four letter word to manufacturers and any attempt to open the case will result in the voiding of your warranty. Things like repairs are best left to the pros to handle.


source: iFixit

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  • Display 7.0" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
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  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3950 mAh

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7 Comments

1. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

DIY = Four letter word ? Hmm seems legit

2. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

(N)DIY = Never DIY for manufacturers.

3. blingblingthing

Posts: 755; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I think the four letter word was VOID.

4. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Ya, I got it, but most wont, they stop there and think and dont THINK (har har) to read the rest of the statement....

5. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Just remember that DIY is a four letter word to manufacturers and any attempt to open the case will result in the VOIDING of your warranty void

6. iStabrak

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

What about HtcOne?

7. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I'm still confused abut the CPU.

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