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Offline CommanderVimes

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Broken screen, digitiser SEEMS OK, hopefully just glass
« on: May 29, 2013, 09:12:41 AM »
I stupidly allowed my Son to use my Nexus 7 in his bedroom, after he broke the glass of his Zenithink (my tablet before Nexus7 upgrade) by treading on it as his room was a dump...

Yes, he has now done the same to my Nexus 7, after only using it for two weeks! Arrrggghhh!

Does anyone know if there are companies in the UK that won't charge me an extortionate amount to repair it, or does anyone know of a store that sells replacement parts?

As far as I know the digitiser is OK, BUT - it is only responsive to touch on the right hand side of the spider web like crack he has caused.

The screen underneath looks fine, until you press on it, then you get a ripple effect like when you press on a laptop or PC monitor, I presume the screen is LCD then?

There doesn't seem to be any damage to the screen itself, but who can tell.  I am hoping the digitiser is not working perfectly due to the extent of glass damage.

Here is a photo with it switched off:



Excuse the state of the screen, I just wiped it down as it was minging, so his greasy finger prints ended up a smudgy mess.

If you need to see it switched on, give me a shout and I will do so.

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Re: Broken screen, digitiser SEEMS OK, hopefully just glass
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 09:59:18 PM »
Bad news as far as I know. Unless things have changed its over a 150 dollar fix unless you find one cheaper and do it yourself.

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Re: Broken screen, digitiser SEEMS OK, hopefully just glass
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 02:29:52 AM »
From what we have seen so far, your best option is to buy 8 GB Nexus 7 on eBay and a "do it yourself" screen swap.

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Re: Broken screen, digitiser SEEMS OK, hopefully just glass
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 08:56:21 PM »
One of the mods here, Loocid,  did this himself , hopefully he will chime in with some first hand advice.

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Re: Broken screen, digitiser SEEMS OK, hopefully just glass
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2013, 07:27:38 PM »
I'm so crushed...this is now my issue as well.  I have no idea what happened...I'm heart broken. Wishing I'd bought Staples extended warranty after all...
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Re: Broken screen, digitiser SEEMS OK, hopefully just glass
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 08:04:56 PM »
If the screen cracked spontaneously, it may be due to the screen lift issue and a temperature change. Some early units had overlong screws that put pressure on the glass. If the crack started near the center on one side, it could be worth trying a warrantied solution.

 


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