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    Default I dropped my new nexus 7...

    So i dropped my new nexus 7, luckily it was only on carpet but it rebooted ? Is this bad?
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    Nope...that's a new 4.3 feature
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    Screen cracked? Any visible damage? Still work?

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    It was a sign from Lloyd the Android God that you should GET A CASE NOW for your precioussss.
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    It should be just fine. Mobile devices are built to withstand minor drops. Well, maybe not the Nexus 4, but that's another story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul-c View Post
    It should be just fine. Mobile devices are built to withstand minor drops. Well, maybe not the Nexus 4, but that's another story.

    Sent from my Sony Xperia ZL
    asus does not build tablets with drops in mind. they never do damage testing. the plastic on kids mcdonalds toys are stronger than what asus uses. you'd think they'd fill their tablets internals with foam by now to at least absorb some of the impact and keep internals from bending or flexing.....nope. I really wish google went to someone else to make the nexus 7......asus has horrible build quality across all of their products. every asus motherboard i've ever owned, had problems, and a few of them fried out of nowhere, taking other components with it. every asus monitor i've ever seen, had at least some backlight bleed if you looked close enough, and ANY backlight bleed is 100% considered a manufacturing defect since it's ENTIRELY avoidable with ease. anyone who tells you otherwise either doesn't know better or are soo used to asus products lack of quality control, that defective has become the norm.

    asus is a big name, but it's really undeserving of its status in the electronics industry. they deliberately keep the defective products on shelves in hope of selling them off. asus doesn't really throw away its defective products, it still tries to push them wherever they can.

    while the nexus 7 has great specs and a great price, the internal components are more fragile than the screen itself, and the screen is pretty fragile as it is. it's less like glass and more like paper thin plastic. if you look at the internal design, there's huge portions of empty spaces behind the screen. the screen is essentially on a frame that runs along the border of the screen. it's like this product was designed to break eventually, and probably was.
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    Default Re: I dropped my new nexus 7...

    I've had my n71 for a year without a crack or a scuff. I had a minor drop of my ipad mini and the whole screen looked like a cobweb. ALL tablets need to be in cases or you are just risking damage if it hits the ground. I have ordered two cases from amazon for my new n72 and until then its stored in a zippered padded little bag. The new n7 is so thin and sleek its prone to damage even with a very minor drop.


    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Joejoe View Post
    asus does not build tablets with drops in mind. they never do damage testing. the plastic on kids mcdonalds toys are stronger than what asus uses. you'd think they'd fill their tablets internals with foam by now to at least absorb some of the impact and keep internals from bending or flexing.....nope. I really wish google went to someone else to make the nexus 7......asus has horrible build quality across all of their products. every asus motherboard i've ever owned, had problems, and a few of them fried out of nowhere, taking other components with it. every asus monitor i've ever seen, had at least some backlight bleed if you looked close enough, and ANY backlight bleed is 100% considered a manufacturing defect since it's ENTIRELY avoidable with ease. anyone who tells you otherwise either doesn't know better or are soo used to asus products lack of quality control, that defective has become the norm.

    asus is a big name, but it's really undeserving of its status in the electronics industry. they deliberately keep the defective products on shelves in hope of selling them off. asus doesn't really throw away its defective products, it still tries to push them wherever they can.

    while the nexus 7 has great specs and a great price, the internal components are more fragile than the screen itself, and the screen is pretty fragile as it is. it's less like glass and more like paper thin plastic. if you look at the internal design, there's huge portions of empty spaces behind the screen. the screen is essentially on a frame that runs along the border of the screen. it's like this product was designed to break eventually, and probably was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Joejoe View Post
    asus does not build tablets with drops in mind. they never do damage testing. the plastic on kids mcdonalds toys are stronger than what asus uses. you'd think they'd fill their tablets internals with foam by now to at least absorb some of the impact and keep internals from bending or flexing.....nope. I really wish google went to someone else to make the nexus 7......asus has horrible build quality across all of their products. every asus motherboard i've ever owned, had problems, and a few of them fried out of nowhere, taking other components with it. every asus monitor i've ever seen, had at least some backlight bleed if you looked close enough, and ANY backlight bleed is 100% considered a manufacturing defect since it's ENTIRELY avoidable with ease. anyone who tells you otherwise either doesn't know better or are soo used to asus products lack of quality control, that defective has become the norm.

    asus is a big name, but it's really undeserving of its status in the electronics industry. they deliberately keep the defective products on shelves in hope of selling them off. asus doesn't really throw away its defective products, it still tries to push them wherever they can.

    while the nexus 7 has great specs and a great price, the internal components are more fragile than the screen itself, and the screen is pretty fragile as it is. it's less like glass and more like paper thin plastic. if you look at the internal design, there's huge portions of empty spaces behind the screen. the screen is essentially on a frame that runs along the border of the screen. it's like this product was designed to break eventually, and probably was.
    Sounds like you just have bad experiences with them huh? All my Asus products are built just fine. I range from the nexus 7 to a laptop to my desktop and monitor. No issues with any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trunks527 View Post
    Sounds like you just have bad experiences with them huh? All my Asus products are built just fine. I range from the nexus 7 to a laptop to my desktop and monitor. No issues with any of them.

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    Ditto. I've had multiple tablets made by then, had a Netbook and currently have 3 of their monitors and an Ultrabook (UX31). I love their stuff, both Nexus tablets included.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    It was a sign from Lloyd the Android God that you should GET A CASE NOW for your precioussss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brettxw View Post
    Screen cracked? Any visible damage? Still work?

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    nope everything works
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    It was a sign from Lloyd the Android God that you should GET A CASE NOW for your precioussss.
    dont worry i ordered one before it even happened
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleankutazn View Post
    Nope...that's a new 4.3 feature
    You're not being serious are you lol?
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    Quote Originally Posted by puregoogle View Post
    nope everything works
    Then why are you asking the question?
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    Default Re: I dropped my new nexus 7...

    If I purchased it at a Brick & Mortar and it did that I would replace it.. It should not have Rebooted as recessed as this power switch is.. and your unit landing on carpet.. If you ordered it online, you have to decide if you want to go through the hassle..

    I would drop it on it's back again from like a foot off the carpet... if it reboots, it's out of here...... But that's ME
    Good Luck with yours.
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    Default Re: I dropped my new nexus 7...

    Well i dropped it again and it did not reboot

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    My Nexus 7 was recently dropped, has small spider web cracks in the lower left screen, but when powers up, the screen is locked and does not respond to the normal slide motion to unlock. Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomct View Post
    My Nexus 7 was recently dropped, has small spider web cracks in the lower left screen, but when powers up, the screen is locked and does not respond to the normal slide motion to unlock. Any suggestions?
    Factory reset via fastboot recovery maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Joejoe View Post
    asus does not build tablets with drops in mind. they never do damage testing. the plastic on kids mcdonalds toys are stronger than what asus uses. you'd think they'd fill their tablets internals with foam by now to at least absorb some of the impact and keep internals from bending or flexing.....nope. I really wish google went to someone else to make the nexus 7......asus has horrible build quality across all of their products. every asus motherboard i've ever owned, had problems, and a few of them fried out of nowhere, taking other components with it. every asus monitor i've ever seen, had at least some backlight bleed if you looked close enough, and ANY backlight bleed is 100% considered a manufacturing defect since it's ENTIRELY avoidable with ease. anyone who tells you otherwise either doesn't know better or are soo used to asus products lack of quality control, that defective has become the norm.

    asus is a big name, but it's really undeserving of its status in the electronics industry. they deliberately keep the defective products on shelves in hope of selling them off. asus doesn't really throw away its defective products, it still tries to push them wherever they can.

    while the nexus 7 has great specs and a great price, the internal components are more fragile than the screen itself, and the screen is pretty fragile as it is. it's less like glass and more like paper thin plastic. if you look at the internal design, there's huge portions of empty spaces behind the screen. the screen is essentially on a frame that runs along the border of the screen. it's like this product was designed to break eventually, and probably was.
    You have any idea how thick it would have to be to be able to use foam as an impact absorber to any real effect? It'd be like something from 2001 mate. It's not a car. It doesn't need crumple zones.

    Not to mention, foam is a fantastic insulator. That's probably not what you want to put right on top of a battery surrounded by high-density silicon.
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    Default Re: I dropped my new nexus 7...

    My Nexus 7 was recently dropped, has small spider web cracks in the lower left screen, but when powers up, the screen is locked and does not respond to the normal slide motion to unlock. Any suggestions?
    Once the screen cracks, from my experience, it no longer responds to touch. I have successfully replaced a screen on one, but two others did not work even after replacing the screen (no, they all didn't belong to me). After my 4 year old grandson dropped the first one, I bought the second one with breakage protection. Staples replaced it, no questions asked and allowed me to keep the old. Replacing the screen and digitizer worked in that one, but didn't work in the two others. These were all the first generation N7's.

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