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[* black] For parts with inflexible cables (like some batteries), connect the part before installing it, and leave it connected during installation, to make sure the part stays positioned correctly.
[* black] Peel the backing off the adhesive and carefully install the replacement part.
[* black] Apply even pressure over the whole adhesion surface for at least 30 seconds to strengthen the bond.
[* black] For maximum bond strength on external-facing components (like displays and covers), you can leave the adhesive under pressure overnight.
[* icon_note] [|Leaving the phone under a stack of books|new_window=true] is a good way to do this—just make sure the books apply even pressure to the entire bond. You may need some kind of spacer to allow the books to lay flat.