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The screen on my Nexus 7 was shattered. Everything worked fine, except the touchscreen (the device was perfectly usable with an external mouse).
I am normally not clumsy, and it is the first time I have cracked a display. It happened when I tried to pick it up from a table with one hand. I lost the grip and in an attempt to save it from the 30 cm (1 foot) fall, I threw it across the room.
I bought a replacement screen online, and I already had everything else needed to replace the screen except the plastic opening tools. I tried to use every pointy plastic thing i had in the house, but I could not open it. After I got the tools, it was very easy to open the tablet.
The hardest part was to remove the old screen from the metal frame. I thought I could reuse the glue strips, but I conceded that idea immediately. Instead I just glued the new screen on with regular glue. That worked fine.
The new screen and everything else works perfect now.
I had to reopen the tablet a few times because I forgot to attach some connectors (the power button and one of the two screen connectors). Next time I would probably test the assembled tablet before putting the back cover back on. Both the back cover and the opening tools held up fine to the extra openings.
So I bought my macbook pro back in 2009 and i loved how i could use it for up to 5 hours in single charge while having a number of apps open. With the years of course, the battery capacity decreased, programs would load super slow, the fan would start spinning like crazy with just streaming videos online and the trackpad button was acting up. So I decided to just go for it and upgrade my macbook. I bought a new battery, a new hybrid hard drive and a new fan, along with the 52 bit tool kit from iFix it.
The repair went very smooth, super easy. The guides where very helpful. My macbook is now running for about 4 to 5 hours again, the fan is.... is like is not even there! No more noisy fan. With my new hybrid hard drive, my apps load super fast now and while i was at it, i checked the trackpad, adjusted a few screws and viola! It works great now. It really feels as if i bought a new macbook!!
If you are afraid, just go for it. I know opening up a computer might seem a bit intimidating, but its actually quite easy and you'll feel quite proud of yourself because you did it(: