Just fixed my creaky, warping, Nexus 7. Now it appears better than new. Here’s what I did.
First off let me say I am not responsible if you try this and something goes horribly wrong. Practice safe sex, don’t do drugs, stay in school, and keep your table trays in the upright and locked positions, make peace and not war and what ever else I gotta say to stay off the hook when you break your device. Now, on to the fun stuff.
Got a flat hard clean surface. I got the smallest flat head screw driver I could find. Gently wedged it between the plastic edge and the rubber backing at the bottom next to the usb port. This caused the back to pop open. Then I used the most gentle tool I had(in this case a collar stay) and gently wedged around the edge of the device till I could use my hands to get it the rest of the way open.
Now that you have it open lay the device screen down on the flat hard surface. Some folks said they used a hard cover book. I used an art paper pad turned face down on the coffee table. Carefully loosen all the screws around the outside edge of the device. There are a few screws at the bottom of the device in a black cover and a few others that look like they are holding small devices in place. You can leave those alone. Now, starting from the left side of the device tighten all of the screws going clockwise around the device. Once you get around go around a second time just to make sure they are good and snug. Be careful as over tightening may strip screws or possibly damage your screen.
That’s all there is to it. Place the back on the device and starting at one corner start to snap it back on. It doesn’t take much pressure to get it to snap back on so if you encounter resistance gently remove the back and try again from a different corner.
After doing this repaired I noticed that my screen is more flush to the plastic edges and the left side of my device feels solid and doesn’t creak. I noticed it most when the heat from the proc, ram or video processor would heat the left side of the device and cause warping. I played approx 15mins of Shadowgun, watched some videos and have been browsing and so far the problem has not returned!
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