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iFixit tears down Nexus 9, gives it poor repairability score

The freshly launched Nexus 9 got the iFixit teardown. The HTC-made slate received the poor repairability score of 3.

As expected, the iFixit disassembly of the Android 5.0 Lollipop tablet reveals a number of details. Its 8MP f/2.4 camera for example is the same unit that is used in HTC Desire 610.

The tablet’s RAM memory is made by Elpida/Micron Technology. The 16GB eMMC NAND flash on the other hand is made by Samsung.

In its repairability score breakdown, iFixit praised the Nexus 9 for having a back case thats easily removed. The same goes for the battery, whose manageable adhesive allows for hassle-free separation.

However, a host of delicate cables on the interior and fused LCD to the front glass affect the score negatively. The display glass is also solidly glued to the mid-frame, thus requiring you to source the whole assembly if you are in need of replacement.

You can check out the iFixit video walkthrough of the Nexus 9 teardown below.



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