NEXUS 7 SCREEN BROKEN ! Stuck between a Rock and a Hard PlaceSupport


  1. Ganjamaican

    Ganjamaican Member

    OK I have recently gotten the Nexus 7 tablet for chrismas. Its now nearly 3 weeks and my wild little brother smashed it's screen to pieces. :(
    Now I was falling love with it, but maybe it happened for a reason..\

    NOW My Options are restricted becuase I live in Jamaica...
    SHOULD I BUY a New NEXUS 7 or should I
    SHOULD I REPAIR the Nexus 7 because the Screen is just cracked
    SHOULD I WAIT for a New Google Prouct, being rumoured the GOOGLE X tablet.

    Is it worth it to WAIT to REPAIR...

    I have not enough money to buy 'til April so..

    SOMEONE please suggest any of the thre options or even their own opinion on what I should do ???!

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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Play Nice~ Moderator

    I'm in the same boat as you except my smashed screen N7 is 6 months old. Screens are nearly as expensive as a new device. I'm waiting until my fun money builds up enough to buy a new one. If something better around the same pricepoint is released in the meantime, I'll grab that.
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  3. Ganjamaican

    Ganjamaican Member

    Haha, still there are alot of rumours about Google gadgets named that are said to be named Google X Phone and Tablet
    ANd how since Motorola, was bought by them, they will start making their OWN Phones and Tablet.
    Also, its rumoured they should have like a durable and bendable screen.

    Also how it is gonna be a flagship for the the new OS 5.0 Keylime Pie
    SO if you were me would you wait for it? or Buy it now?​
  4. Ganjamaican

    Ganjamaican Member

    Can more people give their valued opinion???
  5. jhsrennie

    jhsrennie Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't repair the screen because that will cost almost as much as a new N7. Instead try and sell the broken N7 on ebay for spares.

    If you can't afford to do anything until April wait till April and then see what the rumour mill is saying. If you're thinking of spending money right now I'd simply but another N7 because I couldn't live without mine. If a new model is released in the summer that doesn't mean the N7 suddenly becomes rubbish - it's still an excellent tablet.
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  6. skelms

    skelms Well-Known Member

    You never know, but I doubt a new 7 inch nexus device will release in the spring, probably fall, but there will probably be other devices out soon. I am frustrated because I bought a nexus 7 early and now the same one is $50 cheaper, that might well happen, but I still like my device, I would say buy a new one. Acer has a decent 7 inch tablet that I believe has a few more ports like micro sd and maybe hdmi, but the screen is not as good as the 7. or wait until summer/fall for a new android nexus tablet to be released (but not guarantees) Its up to you, and if things release early or prices change you have to live with your decision and not regret it too much, things will always release that is newer or faster.
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  7. lvt

    lvt Well-Known Member

    I'd say sell it to fund a new tablet, I've seen several N7 (and of course other tablets) with cracked screen for sale on eBay.

    If you are sure that everything is fine except the screen, it would sell without problem if the price is asked accordingly.
  8. GirlFriday

    GirlFriday Well-Known Member

    Buy a new one, and keep it away from your brother!!
  9. Ganjamaican

    Ganjamaican Member

    But still though, I hear that the Nexus 7 HD will be coming out this year.
    SO I'm jus wondering if I should wait til' July ???

    I have a case and everything for the first one.
  10. Visa Declined

    Visa Declined Member

    Please link me to anything mentioning that there will be a Nexus 7 HD.
  11. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Play Nice~ Moderator

    I believe there are rumors of ASUS and Google working on a revamped N7 for Google IO this year. I'll see if I can find the Phandroid article and link it.:)
  12. Ganjamaican

    Ganjamaican Member

    But still, I'm asking if me getting the Nexus 7 HD, will be worth to wait for... Or if I should just a new Nexus 7 1 Generation in April
  13. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Play Nice~ Moderator

    I'm like you jamaican, don't have the cash now. I'm going to see what the rumors are when I'm ready to buy. If a new device is worth waiting for when I have the money, I'll wait. If not, I'll be more than happy to get another Gen1 N7.
  14. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

  15. Ganjamaican

    Ganjamaican Member

    Remember this Google bought Motorola
    Aren't they expecting a Google X phone to come out
    And thus, a Google X tablet would be expected !

    SHOULD I WAIT ON THAT ??? Or even be expecting
  16. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    I believe the initial NYT article did mention an X tablet as well. If that's the case, you would need to decide if you want a nexus device, or a stock android device made by Motorola. One difference is that there might be an X tablet version available on Verizon, unlike a nexus tablet which is gsm only.
  17. Ganjamaican

    Ganjamaican Member


    Wouldn't usually they release the wi-fi version first, like how they did with Nexus 7. It's Google we are talking about
  18. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    It's entirely possible. I wouldn't put it past them :rolleyes:
  19. Ganjamaican

    Ganjamaican Member

    Hmmm, as in I found a link on ebay slling the LCD display of the Nexus 7 which was the only part for me that broke. You think I could replace it WITHOUT the Diitaliser, cause thats just expensive.

    THE LINK
  20. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Play Nice~ Moderator

    IIRC, the digitizer and screen are fused together. How could they seel it separate?:confused:
  21. Ganjamaican

    Ganjamaican Member

    Is there any way to separate them, I am pretty skilled with my hands to be honest.

    Or find a way any a all :/ ?
  22. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Play Nice~ Moderator

    I don't know honestly and I could be wrong. Maybe it is the glass and display.
  23. Ganjamaican

    Ganjamaican Member

    Hmmm, are there like people in America, particular main stream stores who have this service, or any out of the ordinary techshop
  24. lvt

    lvt Well-Known Member

    I'd say sell it ASAP before the sale value drops and save for a new N7.

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