Google has made it official, it has unveiled< the second generation Nexus 7 tablet earlier this week and like clockwork the iFixit team managed to get their hands on the new tablet for a complete teardown. You’ll be contented to know the Nexus 7 earned a repairability score of 7 out of 10 which means the higher the number, the easier to fix it.
The website team right away noticed some major changes in body type as the second generation tablet seems to be thinner, narrower and taller than its forerunners. Besides this, there’s also a rear-facing camera and stereo sound, among other delicacies.
Talking about the internals, Inside we can find a massive battery which is quite common among tablets these days and an inductive charging coil. It will require you a few other tools to dig deeper, however, but it’s worth making notice that all fasteners used inside are Phillips screws.
Chances are that you’ll probably ever need to replace the display or maybe the battery. If anything else fails, you’re most likely better off working with Google to try and get it claimed under warranty or simply buy a new tablet.
If the for instance the display cracks accidently, you will need a heat gun to get the LCD off as the front glass is attached to the display frame. The best bet here would be to merely put back the front panel.
Jan 24, 2015 0