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  1. pastafarian

    pastafarian P√Ętes avec votre foie Moderator

    Keep trying with Asus, don't take no for an answer. They fixed mine.

  2. Teknologic

    Teknologic Well-Known Member

    All right there, mother Theresa. They're not people, they're companies. They won't replace any old broken tablet out of the kindness of their heart and if you think replacement of a $200 luxury item has anything to do with humanity, you might want to rethink your morals.
    Just call them and keep insisting it broke under normal use. Bad luck on any drop will result in a shattered screen, since these devices are nothing more then a screen. Factory defects are also a possible factor that could compromise your screen's durability.
    All I can say is mine survived a handful of waist-heigh drops. And we have stone floors.
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  3. Tsarli

    Tsarli Well-Known Member

    Would that ridiculously priced Gumdrop case ($50!!!) provide adequate protection from drops and impacts? $50 is a lot of money, but if the Nexus 7's build quality (or lack thereof) justifies it then I'm getting one.
  4. Turbojoe

    Turbojoe Well-Known Member

    If it doesn't protect it then you're out the cost of the N7 AND the cost of the case. After breaking my first one I got the Squaretrade warranty for $34.99 after applying a coupon I found online. Extended Warranty Insurance - Extended Warranties - Electronics Insurance Don't get me wrong, I don't abuse it now because of the warranty. I still handle the N7 like a newborn baby at all times. I keep it in an edge protected case and transport it it's own padded bag in my backpack. This is the first time I've ever bought an extended warranty of any kind. Unfortunately I felt I needed it for the N7. :(

  5. Teknologic

    Teknologic Well-Known Member

    In essence, a $10 case can be just as protective as a $50 case. As long as it's sturdy enough and covers the impact points. The best I think is a case that covers the edges and protrudes the sides a bit, as well as the front. So when it drops, there'll be no contact with the surface, then it's just a matter of how much the blow is cushioned.
  6. toobers

    toobers New Member

    I know I'm a noob on this forum, but I've been scouring the internets for a reasonably priced replacement screen. I found a supplier on alibaba, but they'll only let me order 2 at a minimum with $130 as the asking price ($260 total including 10-15 day international shipping from mainland China). It's SIGNIFICANTLY less than I've seen on Ebay as well as not as expensive as buying an 8GB on closeout @ Staples.

    I think it's worth looking into, as I know I can assemble it myself once the part arrives. I might be able to get a better deal if I buy more screens, but I'd rather check the build quality first before asking others to join in.

    Since I only need one screen, not two, is anyone else interested? We could make a joint paypal account with only as much as we need to order the screen and I'll ship the other to anyone willing to take the risk with me.

    Any takers (in FL if possible)? If so, message me! I WANT TO BE ABLE TO USE MY N7 AGAIN!
  7. mmrpb5525

    mmrpb5525 New Member

    I have a cracked screen on the Toshiba thrive 10.1". You are lucky with only 75.EU!.Just to get the glass for thrive is 195usd! And that is do it yourself install!!!
  8. phissith

    phissith New Member

    Hey not sure how to reach you but mine just broke and like yours idea. Let me know asap about the details.

  9. esox_hu

    esox_hu New Member

    I'm also interested, but found a cheaper one on **********.
  10. esox_hu

    esox_hu New Member

  11. boofer

    boofer Well-Known Member

    i bought this case on day one and haven't looked back: MoKo(TM) Slim-fit Cover Case for Google Nexus 7 Android Tablet by Asus, Black (with Automatic Sleep/Wake Function, Protective Hardback, Built-in Multi-angle Stand, Elastic Hand Strap, and Stylus Loop)--Lifetime Warranty: Computers & Acces

    it has a hand strap on the back, two angles for the landscape stand, and it grabs the tablet at the corners so that it provides protection from corner drops and it doesn't obscure the bezel. i got it for $10 but even at $16.99 it's still a good deal, i think.
  12. toobers

    toobers New Member

    That is the exact case I have...and here I am with a busted screen. Corners still get some impact apparently.
  13. Turbojoe

    Turbojoe Well-Known Member

    Yep, I now have that exact same case for my replacement N7. I haven't dropped it though. After seeing toobers post it sounds like it's not as good as I hoped it would be. :(

  14. toobers

    toobers New Member

    I thought I'd illuminate my efforts a bit.



    You can see that the device's point of impact was the corner protected by the case.


    You can also see the extent of the shatter. It covers the top third or so of the screen. Touch input is not working until you hit the 2/3 mark down. :(
  15. Turbojoe

    Turbojoe Well-Known Member


  16. Drogyn

    Drogyn Well-Known Member

    Looking to get a Nexus 7, though I have to say, all these horror stories about the fragility of the screen do have me worried.
    I'm currently using a 1st Gen Kindle Fire, it has been dropped, slipped off the arm of the couch onto a hardwood floor, bounced off the bed onto likewise floor and not even suffered a scratch let alone any cracks.
    Don't take this as me being careless with my devices, because that is not the case, we have kids and sometimes s@*t happens.

    I'm wary that it could get knocked and leave me with a paperweight. Still really really want one, but reading some of these threads... *shudder*
  17. Luscious Lilly

    Luscious Lilly New Member

    I bought my nexus 7 in Australia to take with me on a trip to New York. It has been a big disappointment. It does not work at all now as the screen has cracked after a short fall but the other frustrating problem is that the wifi would only work in certain places. It would work in places that advertised free accessible wifi but it would not work in the two apartments I have stayed in which gave me the password for their wifi. It would connect but then tell me I could not connect to the internet. I don't know if I had the wrong settings or if it is just a feature of internet providers in New York.

    It has not been particularly useful and now it is just a piece of junk taking up space in my luggage. I am hoping my travel insurance will cover the cost but I am considering whether I will buy one again.
  18. duckfeet

    duckfeet Member

    Well, you know, I spent $170 to get mine repaired (ASUS) I would have had to do just all too much lying to claim it was the factory's fault...(not that it didn't cross my mind, and I've total sympathy for those who did.) I just threw myself on Google's mercy, as in the past, they've often been sympathetic to different things, and told them I'd dropped it 'a few feet' and that it broke surprisingly easy, blah blah blah...and as always, I got some friendly sort, but he told me it was past the fifteen day warranty, or whatever it was, and had to call ASUS, and from there, it seemed unfriendly and u know, pay the price, get a 'protction' holder, whatever these clowns called it...and any fool can see they aren't going to protect it from any 'jar' crack anyway...just scratches and such...

    I like the tablet, but in hindsight, having to baby it, I'd just as comfortable with my netbook. What made the tablet so appealing--to me--was that it fit in my pants pocket, it was cool carrying that 7" screen around with which I could read books, check the web, kind of fun...but now that I know that it cracks easy, no longer carry it the same: now it's in case and I treat it as 'fragile' and...well...I don't live that 'fragile' a lifestyle, I'm kind of a beach bum, and bounce from one rock to the next, so at least when I"m lugging my netbook around, I"m aware of it...not really worth the hassle anymore...and I still feel like somewhere in there, we've been lied too: either those test aren't really indicative of all of these tablets, or else many of them--as some have suggested--are defective...but I don't see anybody at google or asus saying to send them back to get some good glass put crack I sell mine for scrap on ebay....lug my old KIndle around for reading, netbook for web stuff, and smartphone for all the rest.... :)
  19. phissith

    phissith New Member

    That is not for Nexus 7, its chinese made Ainol 7, right?
  20. Tsarli

    Tsarli Well-Known Member

    I can relate to your lifestyle choice, which is why I got the Gumdrop.


    I detest the idea of having to baby a device to the extent the Nexus 7 appears to require. Case in point: toobers had a protective case, and it cracked at precisely the area where it was supposedly protected.
  21. esox_hu

    esox_hu New Member

  22. oregonian55

    oregonian55 New Member

    My Nexus7 screen cracked and unresponsive after a 2 ft drop to a hard floor (my carelessness). I called ASUS and was referred to the USA repair facility in Texas. ON their instructions I mailed my Nexus7 to Texas, they emailed back a repair offer for abt $150 USD. To keep my data I authorized payment and received an email that my nexus was repaired and being sent back.

    My Nexus7 came back after 3 weeks but it was not repaired. Fortunately no charge was made to my credit card.

    I gave up and bought a replacement and promise to be more careful.

    Ifixit site has easy instructions for removing and replacing screen but there are no inexpensive replacement screens for sale.

    My conclusion: treat a broken nexus 7 as a throwaway
  23. oregonian55

    oregonian55 New Member

    {wifi would only work in certain places. It would work in places that advertised free accessible wifi but it would not work in the two apartments I have stayed in which gave me the password for their wifi. It would connect but then tell me I could not connect to the internet. I don't know if I had the wrong settings or if it is just a feature of internet providers in New York.}

    Sorry you have had wifi problems (the cracked screen wrecked mine as well/I gave up on repair and bought a replacement)
    One of the best things I have found about the Nexus 7 is that it has a very good antennae and radio signal for wifi hookups. I have been in many cities (western US) and always had good and fast hookups.
    Sometimes you can connect even where there is no password protection and the open browser to do a confirmation before you have an open connection.
    And the recent operating system update seems to have speeded the connection process.
  24. hunt251

    hunt251 New Member

    Hey can u tell me your case number? My nexus screen cracked last week and I'm now as we speak in a waiting line with Asus to chat. I have a 80min wait, please tell me!:confused:
  25. Rcarnes91

    Rcarnes91 Well-Known Member

    Glad I spent the extra 20 on the cracked screen extended warranty something tells me it will pay for itself

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