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Nexus 7 Suffers From Separation Anxiety – With Its Screen

I’m pretty sure there are a lot of tech junkies and casual tech enthusiasts out there who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the ASUS-made Google Nexus 7 on Philippine shores. However, it might bug some of you to know that people in other countries like the US, Canada and the UK who have already gotten their Nexus 7 noticed some screen separation issues. It seems that some faulty units don’t have the screen tightly screwed down, causing it to slowly move above the bezel, and in some cases, eventually popping out. It’s actually an easily solvable problem that doesn’t take a lot of DIY talent, but things like this shouldn’t happen in the first place, especially from a trusted manufacturer like ASUS.

One particular XDA member, jam10238, took it upon himself to demonstrate how you can fix the problem by taking off the back of the Nexus 7 (iFixit photos shown above) and tightening the screws that hold the screen in place. While it does work for most people, some gave feedback that there was still some screen shifting issues where the screen couldn’t be completely tightened down. I doubt this issue will persist once the Nexus 7 eventually reaches us, however it’s best to watch out for it if you have plans of buying one.

Sources: PhoneArena, XDA Developers and iFixit

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Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.

2 Comments

  1. [email protected] July 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Crikey, I hope this isn’t a widespread problem, I don’t fancy having to open mine up, and I wouldn’t be happy about having to send it right back as soon as it arrives…

    • mobiletechpinoy July 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      Opening it up is another issue in itself, although not necessarily a bad one. The packaging is just really hard to open. Watched a few unboxing videos on youtube and ended up grinning that a few of them had more than one person trying to open it up.

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