I fix things.
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iPhone 4S Battery
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.
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.
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. :)
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.
... And unstick the "camera cable" (I'd imagine it includes more than just the camera!) from the optical drive first.
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.
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