Teardowns I've Worked On

Guides I've Contributed To

Completed Guides

Notes

  • iPod 3rd Generation Logic Board Replacement

    When putting the iPod back together, be careful the battery wires are inside of the tab. If they are outside of the tab the would get pinched between the case and the tab and likely damaged.

  • Tungsten E Teardown

    I think it's better to open from the right, not the left. The right will separate if you lever the metal back to the outside and push the plastic to the inside. The lft is more like a inge and would damage more easily.

    Just my $0.02.

  • Power Mac G5 CD-ROM Drive Replacement

    The service manual deals with this differently: detach the other end of the ribbon cable from the logic board, and let the cable come out with the drive. You need to remove the intake fans to see it, but that's no big deal.

    You can then peel off the tape from the old drive (they recommend "gently, so the double-sided tape stays on the cable"), and re-tape the cable to the new drive.

    When re-assembling, let the cable fall behind the logic board, feed it through the slot and plug it in. Then put the fans back in place.

  • Power Mac G5 CD-ROM Drive Replacement

    Best would be to remove the front bezel from the tray, leaving just the tray itself.

  • Sony Vaio VGN-S260 Hard Drive Replacement

    Only the two bottom screws are there. The two top screws are from the bottom and would have been removed to get the uppercasing off.

  • Sony Vaio VGN-S260 Upper Casing Replacement

    The are 4 cables to remove: flat cable for the power and S buttons at top center; flat cable for the touchpad at bottom center; and 2 twisted pairs for the speakers.

    The speaker cable socket is very delicate. If all you are getting at is the CPU or the hard drive, it may be enough to disconnect the flat cables and gently rotate the uppercasing shifting it left to allow access to the right-hand side with the CPU fan and the hard drive.

  • Sony Vaio VGN-S260 Optical Drive Replacement

    However, there is a screw on the bottom right of the PC-CARD cage to remove.

  • Sony Vaio VGN-S260 Upper Casing Replacement

    There are also 5 screws from the top of the uppercasing.

  • Sony Vaio VGN-S260 Optical Drive Replacement

    This screw is from the bottom, will not be there since you removed it to get the uppercasing.

  • Sony Vaio VGN-S260 Hard Drive Replacement

    Only the 2 bottom red circles have screws. The top two are open holes for screws that come in from the bottom.