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Exclamation [FIX] Screen Lift & Washed Out Screen

From my Nexus 7 RMA units, I still found these issues, so with the help of the XDA community I took matters into my own hands.

Screen Lift & LCD Ripples

1. Power off your Nexus 7
2. Open the back cover (I used a credit card)
3. Since the screen lift issue is on the left hand side, remove all the screws (5 silver 1 black on the bottom left if you can [I couldn't]) on the left hand side
4. Using a blow dryer, warm up the entire left back hand side while gently applying pressure for about 2-3 minutes.
5. Flip your Nexus 7 so it is facing you (camera side up) and once again apply pressure from the top to bottom.
6. Re-screw
7. Put back cover on

***NOTE*** By fixing the screen separation it appears you also prevent LCD screen rippling on the left hand side, as well as screen creaking Coolio! :high five:

Credit goes out to Thoram for finding this

Washed out Screen after Watching Full Screen Videos [NEED ROOT]

1. Download Script Manager from the Play Store
2. Download https://www.dropbox.com/s/xd6ucv4spw...tDimmer-OFF.sh and save to SD card
3. Allow Script Manager SU privileges
4. Go to where you saved the ".sh" script and highlight "Su" and "Boot" then click "Save" and "Exit"
5. Restart your device

***NOTE*** Upon boot up you should see that "Smanager ads have been granted SU privileges...." That's how you know your script has been applied on boot up.

Credit goes out to Metallice for finding this
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re - the screen lift fix above:

this makes no difference to my screen lift or creaky screen. Neither did it on the unit that I RMA'd last week. Nor changing screw tension and/ or clamping.

the only thing that did make a difference was the washer/ shim method, but that only stopped the creaking, not the lift.
 
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Just a note for the screen wash out, if you apply this fix you will notice decreased battery life while watching videos. Just figured I mention.
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Just a note for the screen wash out, if you apply this fix you will notice decreased battery life while watching videos. Just figured I mention.
that's what I heard as well, but I still get around 6 hours screen time like before. also the pros far out weight the cons imo.
 
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re - the screen lift fix above:

this makes no difference to my screen lift or creaky screen. Neither did it on the unit that I RMA'd last week. Nor changing screw tension and/ or clamping.

the only thing that did make a difference was the washer/ shim method, but that only stopped the creaking, not the lift.
I guess the only reasonable assumption is that screen lifting is a it different for everyone. when I opened it up all my screws were tight, buy after applying this fix I no longer have screen lifting or creaking or LCD ripples.
 
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Do google even know about the screen washed out problem why don't they release a ota fix?
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Do google even know about the screen washed out problem why don't they release a ota fix?
well apparently it has to do with nvidia drivers so calling Google and harassing them about nvidia is the best you could probably do. without doubt Google and nvidia will do something, but not for a while in my opinion. so when someone asks you why you would root a stock jelly bean device, well this is why. I love the fixes found on xda!

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Thanks a lot the script for the screen washed out problem has worked flawlessly.

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How long ago did you apply the screen lift fix? I tried the other fix and it only lasted for a few hours before lifting again.
 
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Thanks a lot the script for the screen washed out problem has worked flawlessly.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using xda premium
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How long ago did you apply the screen lift fix? I tried the other fix and it only lasted for a few hours before lifting again.
I did this two days ago and have 0 problems since.

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