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Notes

  • iMac Intel 20" EMC 2105 and 2118 Front Bezel Replacement

    Replaced one of the redundant images of the card going into the slot, with the previously linked image of the latch itself. I was struggling to figure out how to get the thing open, thinking it was a latch that pushed *up* to the top of the system, but it actually pushes *forward* towards the screen. That accounts for the bending of the card, and the excess length required to insert it. After figuring that out, the case came off nicely.

  • MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Upper Case Replacement

    This middle bar that screws the optical drive down is NOT included on the Apple supplied replacement part, and SHOULD be removed prior to sending back the old part for a core. Much to my dismay.

  • MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Upper Case Replacement

    Same, the Apple supplied replacement part includes a preinstalled, preglued hard drive cable. DO NOT remove this if you're using an Apple part! Just some unnecessary effort in an otherwise perfect guide. :)

  • MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Battery Connector Replacement

    This whole procedure - removing the battery connector - is NOT NECESSARY! This battery connector is included on the Apple supplied replacement part. DO NOT go through the excessive effort to remove this part if you're getting an Apple part - you'll only end up giving them back an incomplete core part. Boo.

  • MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Battery Connector Replacement

    This whole procedure - removing the battery connector - is NOT NECESSARY! This battery connector is included on the Apple supplied replacement part. DO NOT go through the excessive effort to remove this part if you're getting an Apple part - you'll only end up giving them back an incomplete core part. Boo.

  • MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Upper Case Replacement

    ... And unstick the "camera cable" (I'd imagine it includes more than just the camera!) from the optical drive first.

  • iMac G5 20" Model A1076 Power Supply Replacement

    Smooth move not noting that there may be an ambient light sensor plugged into the board here. In the "large amount of force", I ended up yanking the cable right off the %$^@&$# sensor here - and took the contacts with the cable. So totally !@^@@& the thing up.

  • Replacing LG enV3 (VX9200) Screen/LCD

    Ah. Well, that side has a small plastic insert that has the "nub" on it which holds the screen in place, and can probably slide out pretty easily. I dunno where you'd be able to fit a screw in it... but if you're referring to a hole in the screen side, yeah, that's probably where the plastic insert should be sticking out. It's kind of an A-shaped thing. It can slide back and get in the way of putting it back together... when the frame is assembled, both sides hold it in place. Jeez, you sure do lose a lot of parts... lol

  • Replacing LG enV3 (VX9200) Screen/LCD

    Hmm, couldn't tell ya there, then. I do know there was only one hinge/tension mechanism on the phone, not 2, so it'll flex/bend when the whole phone isn't assembled. There's one keyed side (with the tensioner), and one round side (that has the screen cable going through it). Left/right is kinda ambiguous... they reverse when you flip the phone around so I have no point of reference ;)

  • Replacing LG enV3 (VX9200) Screen/LCD

    Quote from J S:

    I added a step 13 so that you can see pictures of what the piece looks like (you can delete it afterwards if you'd like). Any help you might have on where to put it would be much appreciated. Thanks!

    Aha! Just as I suspected... picture really helps :) I yanked my phone apart for the first few steps to get the cover off, and sure enough, it's the microphone guide. It slips into a slot in the bottom cover (with the battery area cutout) on the other side of the mic hole next to the USB port cutout. Grey part goes up. Don't think it's an absolutely essential part, but it might be used to provide good mic quality (probably doesn't pick up well without it). But that's definitely it :)