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# 138461 5-Jan-2014 14:32
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Hi All,
I have a 2012 Nexus 7 tablet that has pretty much replaced all other browsing devices for me at home.  Sadly though it now has a badly cracked screen and is totally unresponsive to any touch.  It seems like no-one in NZ is really capable of fixing these (though parts are around online) and even if they were I'd guess somewhere around $250 would be required.  
So here is the question - do I repair, replace with a newer version of the same or head off to try another tablet?  Main uses are browsing and gaming.  Other device for everyday use is a slightly ageing Samsung S3.
Sorry if this covers old ground about how Nexus 7 is basically unsupported in NZ...


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  # 961525 5-Jan-2014 14:36
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have a  look here and see if its still for sale.

I would look to buy a new device but thats only me but repaired you have an older device, is it worth it.




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  # 961555 5-Jan-2014 16:11
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If you do decide on going with a new one, you can get the 2013 model (32gb), for $249USD with free shipping from Amazon at the moment.. not a lot more than what you've estimated for a new screen

 
 
 
 


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  # 961594 5-Jan-2014 18:19
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LazyDr: If you do decide on going with a new one, you can get the 2013 model (32gb), for $249USD with free shipping from Amazon at the moment.. not a lot more than what you've estimated for a new screen


Free shipping to NZ address on a Nexus 7??




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  # 961620 5-Jan-2014 20:26
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Thanks. So for NZ$100 seems like replacement part is the option? Looks like that simply screws on with screen and digitiser etc.

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  # 961675 6-Jan-2014 01:14
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old3eyes:
LazyDr: If you do decide on going with a new one, you can get the 2013 model (32gb), for $249USD with free shipping from Amazon at the moment.. not a lot more than what you've estimated for a new screen


Free shipping to NZ address on a Nexus 7??


Yup, I have one in transit to me at the moment. Most things that can be shipped via Amazon global over $125 are free for a limited time.. I think the deal is still on, I ordered mine literally a couple of days ago

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  # 961711 6-Jan-2014 08:10
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LazyDr:
old3eyes:
LazyDr: If you do decide on going with a new one, you can get the 2013 model (32gb), for $249USD with free shipping from Amazon at the moment.. not a lot more than what you've estimated for a new screen


Free shipping to NZ address on a Nexus 7??


Yup, I have one in transit to me at the moment. Most things that can be shipped via Amazon global over $125 are free for a limited time.. I think the deal is still on, I ordered mine literally a couple of days ago


Just tried that and get "We're sorry. This item can't be shipped to your selected destination. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order. "  so I'm not sure how you got it shipped without Youshop which is what I have to do last time I ordered on..




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  # 961749 6-Jan-2014 09:28
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Looks as though Amazon has sold out, and it's now being listed as coming from another company (triplehooks). The one I bought was shipped from "Amazon global export sales". Bugger

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  # 961755 6-Jan-2014 09:43
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Yeah as I understand it, Amazon policy is not to ship electronic goods internationally.  And most of the resellers don't ship internationally at all.

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  # 962111 6-Jan-2014 20:20
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Huh? That can't be true as they have shipped me a nexus 7 tablet as I stated above. I also could've bought a Roku 3 from them, and had it shipped, but decided to get that done through youshop to avoid customs/duty and bought a chromecast as well which they wouldn't ship internationally.

Long story short, Amazon definitely ship electronics internationally.

Sorry for derailing the thread

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  # 962124 6-Jan-2014 20:52
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amazon/google play to youshop - just get a new one. the 2013 model is a good upgrade.

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  # 962368 7-Jan-2014 11:31
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Yeah, we just cracked our 2013 Nexus 7 as well.

PB Tech quoted $240 to fix it.

It's a hard call whether it is worth it.

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  # 963099 8-Jan-2014 10:37
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I just cracked my nexus 4 screen/digitizer (the two are intricately connected apparently) and it's gonna cost $270 to replace and fix :(

Seems the screen design of the Nexus lines do not allow for cheap digitizer replacement like some phones/tablets...



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  # 963429 8-Jan-2014 18:35
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Screw it all. I might just get one of these. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/transmaker-a-device-turns-smartphone-into-a-tablet
Seems like maybe two less devices required

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  # 963446 8-Jan-2014 18:51
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gdog: Screw it all. I might just get one of these. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/transmaker-a-device-turns-smartphone-into-a-tablet
Seems like maybe two less devices required


I wouldn't touch that with a bargepole! lol.

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