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Nexus 7 Repairability Score: 7 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)

The rear case is very easy to open, and requires minimal prying effort with a plastic opening tool to remove.

All fasteners inside are Phillips #00 screws—no security or proprietary screws here.

Battery replacement can be accomplished without soldering—or even a screwdriver.

Many components, including the I/O ports, can be replaced independently of the motherboard.

Copper alloy sheets provide convenient shielding, but they could tear during disassembly.

The LCD does not separate from the display glass, increasing repair costs.

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