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Google Nexus 7 cracked screen repair

truckinusa 850 214 July 22, 2013 at 01:09 AM
I have a Google Nexus 7. I have no idea how to tell what model, but I assume it was purchased at Walmart. Is it worth replacing the screen on one of these? I was doing a little reading and I priced screens at around $70 direct from China. I am wondering if anyone has done this and if there are any cheaper sources for screens?

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I have a Google Nexus 7. I have no idea how to tell what model, but I assume it was purchased at Walmart. Is it worth replacing the screen on one of these? I was doing a little reading and I priced screens at around $70 direct from China. I am wondering if anyone has done this and if there are any cheaper sources for screens?
I would see how much google wants to repair it for you. I had a tablet that was run over at some point and while I could have replaced the screen myself, the quality of what you may receive may not be the same (the screen may not be of good quality). The company wanted 150 to replace the screen and fix any damage, initially the tablet ran me about 300. I never did get it fixed because I ran into the HP touchpad deal.

It's probably not that difficult to do yourself, just make sure the screen you buy is the actual factory screen for the device.

Weigh the factors of $ to replace the screen vs how much more to just buy another one. There are lots of sales on these all the time.
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Model should not matter for a screen, right now there is just one of them. It's fairly easy to do on the N7 there are good guides online. https://plus.google.com/+AndroidA...H3tFDWnmUT For $70 it would be kind of a touch decision. You can buy a new one refurb for around $150 once and a while. A refreshed model is due out here by the end of the month too which will be $230-270 depending on storage according the the rumors. I would look around for some cheaper parts. You might be able to get away with just a digitizer instead of an LCD etc.
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Model should not matter for a screen, right now there is just one of them. It's fairly easy to do on the N7 there are good guides online. https://plus.google.com/+AndroidA...H3tFDWnmUT For $70 it would be kind of a touch decision. You can buy a new one refurb for around $150 once and a while. A refreshed model is due out here by the end of the month too which will be $230-270 depending on storage according the the rumors. I would look around for some cheaper parts. You might be able to get away with just a digitizer instead of an LCD etc.
Supposedly the screen and digitizer have to be replaced together. The glue is too tough to separate.
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$37 for glass on ebay,this is just example theres other places on ebay,its easy fix just 4 -6 screws

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how to repair http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC2aGLseN64
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I have a Google Nexus 7. I have no idea how to tell what model, but I assume it was purchased at Walmart. Is it worth replacing the screen on one of these? I was doing a little reading and I priced screens at around $70 direct from China. I am wondering if anyone has done this and if there are any cheaper sources for screens?
If you have AMEX or MasterCard, they might fix or replace the unit when you paid 100% with the card. Seek your ccard rep for more info.
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