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Installing Nexus 7 Screw Tightening
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Tighten the screws securing the front glass assembly to the front panel assembly.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Easy
Several Nexus 7 owners are noticing a slight raise in the device’s glass. The front glass assembly begins to protrude over the edge of the bezel. If you are one of those unlucky Nexus 7 owners, follow this guide to tighten the screws around the perimeter of the front panel assembly.
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Step 1 — Rear Panel ¶
In the following steps you will release the clips (highlighted in red) along the perimeter of the Nexus 7's rear panel.
Do not use excessive force while prying the clips. They can be easily broken.
Step 2 ¶
Gently insert a plastic opening tool near the top of the Nexus 7 between the rear panel and the front panel assembly.
Carefully run the plastic opening tool along the top edge to pry the rear panel away from the front panel assembly of the Nexus 7.
Step 3 ¶
Insert the plastic opening tool between the rear panel and the front panel assembly near the power button and pry up at several points along the right edge of the Nexus 7.
Step 4 ¶
Pry up the rear panel along the left edge using the method described in previous steps.
Step 5 ¶
Gently lift and remove the rear panel up off the front panel assembly.
Step 6 — Screw Tightening ¶
The issue at hand is that the front glass panel seems to be separate quite easily from the front panel assembly.
The picture shows just how easily the front glass panel lifts off the Nexus 7.
If you are currently one of the unlucky Nexus 7 owners suffering this dilemma, follow along for a quick but effective fix.
Step 7 ¶
Tighten the Phillips screws along the perimeter of the Nexus 7's front panel assembly (highlighted in red)
Do not over-tighten the screws. Doing so may strip the screws or cause damage to several components.
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