- In your teardown of the iPad 2 you say to use a heat gun to remove the glass, front panel. In fact you say to use lots of hea...
- I just completed an optic drive replacement. I followed the steps in the guide to the letter, but when I tried inserting a di...
- I am at step 17 trying to get the optic drive to release from the 2 "ears" that hold it in place. The right side has released...
- And to be safe, I would aim the heat away at an angle from the middle of the screen towards the iPads outside edge.
- Ah! That's how this works! Answer accepted! Thanks Ralph and Mayer!
- Thanks anyway Mayer...You're advice, though eloquently written as it was, did not fix my problem..... It turned out that I DID NOT reconnect the optic drive connector board nicely at all to the logic board. A big part of my problem was dealing with those blasted "Ears" that hold the optic drive down to the inner frame of the iMac. That snap-together fastening system is a hassle! This is an Apple computer, not a Revell plastic model! Anyway, my optic drive works again.
Step 17 was very hard for me. Squeezing those ears together took a lot of pressure, and did not want to release from the inner frame of the iMac. After quite a few swear words I got it to release. I just don't agree with the design....All it needs is 2 screws to hold it down, this is not a snap-together model!