Introduction

Use this guide to replace the Rear Panel.

In the following steps you will release the clips (highlighted in red) along the perimeter of the Nexus 7's 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.

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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.
  • 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.

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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. 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. 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.
  • 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.

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Pry up the rear panel along the left edge using the method described in previous steps. Pry up the rear panel along the left edge using the method described in previous steps. Pry up the rear panel along the left edge using the method described in previous steps.
  • Pry up the rear panel along the left edge using the method described in previous steps.

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Gently lift and remove the rear panel up off the front panel assembly. Gently lift and remove the rear panel up off the front panel assembly.
  • Gently lift and remove the rear panel up off the front panel assembly.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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