Nexus 7 Tablets Arriving With Loose Screens; Luckily, The Fix Is Simple
With shipments of the Nexus 7 now arriving, tons of Android users are getting their first hands-on experiences with the tablet. At least some of them, though, have been finding that their new tablets arrived with loose screens that tended to come away from the tablet’s framework a bit. If you’d rather not ship things back to Google and wait even longer to get a replacement, there’s a quick fix you can do yourself that seems to full resolve the issue.
Basically, all you need to do is pop-off the tablet’s rear casing, and then tighten-up all the little screws you see exposed.
The rubber backing can be pried-off (carefully) with a piece of plastic to avoid marring the finish. Then you’ll need to grab a tiny Phillips head screwdriver and give all the screws around the edge another twist. Reportedly, they’re in about 80% of the way already, and making them just a smidge tighter manages to hold the screen securely in place.
Obviously, don’t attempt this fix if anything here sounds confusing or makes you apprehensive, but if you’re up for it, it sounds like a pretty darn elegant solution.