Nexus 7 Screen Lift and Build Quality Issues
Over Christmas I received a Nexus 7 as a gift and I have been enjoying using the tablet quite a bit. However, my general enthusiasm for the device has been muted due to noticeable (and audible) defects in build quality which started after owning the device for less than 5 days. Looking around the web I have noticed that this seems to be a rather common issue - the left side of the device begins to experience screen lift with the screen being pushed upwards and past the bezel while a creaking groan can be heard from the tablet with even the slightest amount of pressure applied. Suggested fixes seem to range from removing a piece of foam, reapplying glue, to tightening the screws (which even appear to be missing in some devices). I've also come across a Q-tip trick.
Before I set out and try any of these fixes or alternatively get in touch with Google (which seems to be an arduous task if you dare live in the UK according to The Guardian), I was wondering if anyone here at The Verge has experienced and resolved such issues with the Nexus 7.
If so, what would you recommend? I would prefer a DIY fix before a return due to the item being a gift and potential concerns with shipping addresses and purchase accounts. For what it is worth, I have been really enjoying using the tablet (and Android) however this build quality concern is really putting a damper on my continued usage.
All advice and recommendations are greatly appreciated.