iFixit cracks the Google Nexus 7 open, gives it an excellent repairability score

iFixit cracks the Google Nexus 7 open, gives it an excellent repairability score
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. Read the full press release of iFixit below, and marvel at what Asus has managed to squeeze into a $199 slate that can be easily fixed if something breaks:

source: iFixit

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Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 4325 mAh

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6 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

now its time for rooting!

2. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Good pack of stuff in one small plate.. :D yummy yummy!!

3. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Yea Yeah!! Every card going nexus 7's way!!

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Up next will be the stupid droptests

5. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 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: Aug 05, 2011

"...since Asus is using clips instead of glue like on the iPad..." Reminds me this video:http://revision3.com/tekzilla/new-ipad-hidden-problem

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