defacer1980: This was, by far, my hardest "only glass" job... But I did it... The glue
used it's hard as hell, and there is a thin line spliting LCD damage and
remove the heated glue... No rush, and use a piece of glue of it (make a
litle ball) to remove the rest of the LCD
windy49: Guess you should have watched the video from Android Authority. A
1500watt hairdryer worked fine. Also used some packing tape to keep the
shards under control. Also - You CAN get the bezel with the replacement
LCD and Digitizer. Has to come from China but they are out there about
My unit is ready for a new LCD and Digitizer now and the old one came of
nicely after the hair dryer and some patient prying with plastic tools.
Richard Rael: should have used a heat gun to remove the digitizer
anox anny: Should of used a heat gun or blow dryer to melt the glue, and that won't
Eric Jones: They sell the gasket, digitizer lcd & glue for that on Ebay.
Taylor Sweat: Did you not use a heat gun?
BrianTokyo: Did you find the housing in the end? It seems a major pain to dettach it.
Matthew Marcial: Poor baby.
Jake Rivers: use the sun or a heat gun
Alkis Petinis: you just put a plastic card between the glass and the plastic housing and
you can seperate them very easily!!
DONT try with razors, screwdrivers and other metal things (you may damage
shameedify: Does this LCD assembly work with Android 4.1? I don't know what version is
mine because the LCD is totally shattered and I don't have display working
to upgrade or even find out which version I am on. But there is a good
chance that I am on 4.1.
Paul Appleton: You need to use a heat gun to heat up the edge to soften the adhesive
before you try and separate the screen and the surround, it took me around
30 minutes and I had no breaks or cut fingers
Dennis Leslie: I just did it in about 15 minutes total. Invest in a heat gun.
FIXED1T: yep heat gun is the best, and a temperature control version. If you use
too much heat you will destroy the working LCD display in the broken
Digitizer, well thats if your like me and don't want to pay out for a new
LCD when your can split the Digitizer from the LCD. The repair then
becomes $20 rather than $60+ for digitizer and LCD.
Nick Capaldi: heat them up it comes right off
sonyrulesbladZ: Awwwwr, so sorry, thanks a bunch though. I was just about to buy one :(
Janno Sannik: Nexus 7 doesn't have glue. It has double sided tape to hold the screen
together. Since ebay don't sell you the double sided tape then someone must
of changed the dogitizer before. Since double sided tape is somewhat
useless for second run, they seem to have decided to glue it together (that
was my backup plan also). I used the digitizer+lcd kit to replace nexus 7
Erica Milch: all messed up.. throw it away
paleofemme: Take your Nexus, throw it out the window - buy a Kindle Fire.
lilvipa1: IMPORTANT question folks - DO I need android 4.2.2 in order to successfully
install lcd assembly? I have nexus 7 2012 version with 4.1.2 and ebay
sellers are prefacing that 4.2 is required!
Inteligent Kid: Awwwwwww muffin.
Tony Xu: Gorgeous tablet, but is plagued by the poor build quality. As much as I
hate to admit I'll have to switch over to the iPad. I really wish Google
finds a better manufacturer. Asus is total crap when it comes to some of
the products they make.
Chris Carlson: +Matt Baucom +Liz E
Jason Bowers: +Matt Baucom +Liz E
glitchsys: youtube.com/watch?v=Ygut0Z4vxBE#t=13m38s Question. Is this the same thing?
This is at 13m38s. It seems like he separated the glass from Plastic Bezel
without too much difficulty.
kleonard84: Not to say I had an easy time with this, but if you can get under the
adhesive tape and use IT to pull out the glass, it makes things go a LOT
PuzzleSolver: Yeeeaahh... not possible without a heat plate... stupid people selling the
glass(digitizer) only.. and after that it's even crazier trying to get the
LCD back on the new digitizer.. ALWAYS BUY THE COMPLETE LCD/DIGITIZER!
InnerTag: no, the tablet had a broken screen/digitizer. i was replacing the screen
with a new one that i bought on eBay. However the one's listed on ebay do
not include the plastic mounting bezel (pictured on the left). If you're
attempting this type of repair, make sure you find a complete assembly
which includes the Digitizer w/LCD AND plastic mounting bezel.
Robert Stefanovic: I just replaced my screen with a heat gun at 900 Fahrenheit , Worked like a
charm. Replaced bezel in less then 10 min. .
InnerTag: Most likely your LCD flex cable is bad. This cable, which connects the LCD
to the logic board is extremely fragile and will break if it's bent. Get a
new flex cable off eBay (their about $10) and install with care. If the
issue continues w/the new LCD flex cable, then your LCD is bad and the
digitizer/LCD assembly should be returned to the place of purchase.
zkyong1992: problem is i just sent it for warranty and they said they've changed the
screen.but the screen protector is still on weirdly?shouldnt it be
gone?mine even takes like 10hr++ to charge and they said they've changed
the battery too,could they be bluffing?ps i sent it to the official asus
Shaheer Khan: wait whoes andrew
Pete Doyle: Thank you, that was very helpful.
PuzzleSolver: I just bought the glass (digitizer) alone... How do I get the LCD off of
the old digitizer?
brockchiv: OK thanks
InnerTag: If you feel confident disassembling and reassembling components, then you
should do fine with this. The internal cables are Extremely fragile,
specifically the LCD flex cable and digitizer screen cable. Be extra
careful with these cables. As stated in the video, i'd recommend getting
the entire assembly and you'll avoid having to deal with the bezel
'ungluing' and remounting. Good Luck.
InnerTag: The yellowing is coming from the LCD. We've repaired dozens of units now
and a couple have had yellow spots on the LCD. You should return the screen
to the vendor you purchased as a 'defective' unit and have them send you a
Cris Landefeld: A few minutes research would have told you this. Asus is not the first to
have a display fused to a bezel.
Landon Robison: Andrew took care of my Nexus 7 and it was a fast turn around. Thanks. It
looks great, like new. Let him do your work!
Fredrik Karlsson: I heated the lcd over the kitchen stove while I gently separated the
pieces, took me about 15 minutes and no broken glass :D
Camilo Mesias: ...Once the adhesive is loose you can work a plastic shim or guitar pick
around the edge. The adhesive was on some kind of gasket - make sure you
get between gasket and bezel as that helps to lift off the glass intact
with the gasket. My glass was already broken but having done this once I
think I could get a whole display out of the bezel without breaking it. My
replacement didn't have a gasket so I used 3mm double sided tape, it was
InnerTag: i applied a two part epoxy to the bezel frame where the old glue was
originally applied. i then let the digitizer/LCD/bezel assembly dry
overnight; then reassembled the entire tablet. There are other YouTube vids
which show the entire disassembly of the tablet. good luck!
italoscala: the exact same thing happened to mine, a very superficial crack and only
the bottom half lost the capacity of receiving touch...i noticed its been 2
weeks since u commented, so what have u done to urs?did u try to replace it
Gareth_DaBell: You just put it on a a radiator in a towel to heat up the glue gently and
it will peel away.
Daniel Tillus: yeah i think you should of used a heat gun
jahlaya jackson: I cracked the screen on my nexus 7 and have no idea how to fix it my self.
Do you know any online store or somewhere where i can send it because im so
lost and just need it fixed?
QuickScop3zzMC2BP: Ur supose to use a heat gun at low setting smh
jesseguerra2012: your reply is helpful, thank-you. What would the 'package' be called (ie
the entire assembly), and where would be a reliable place to get it??
Frank Chavez: Thanks for taking care of and replacing the Nexus 7 screen. Great job on
this and I can't tell that it is not new after getting it back. Everything
was done in a timely manner as promised and working very well. Thanks again
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