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  • Replacing LG enV3 (VX9200) Screen/LCD

    Quote from Luke Soules:

    Great writing, thanks for showing how to fix your phone!

    Hey, I learned from the best... I didn't have a nice clean white background to work with, but I did what I could :) Thanks for the comment! More to come as I end up with more things to fix...

  • Replacing LG enV3 (VX9200) Screen/LCD

    Quote from J S:

    Do you know where a small black rectangular piece (has another small rectangle w/a tab on top & a light grey outline of a rectangle underneath) goes inside of the env3? It popped out sometime between steps 4-6 and I can't figure out where I should put it. Any help would be great. Thanks!

    Hmm, without a picture I really couldn't tell ya. All I can do is look at the pictures and take a stab guess... you can click the pictures in the guide to get a bigger version, maybe that'll help?

    Heck, at either rate, thanks for posting! I know for every 1 person having a problem there's at least 10 other people that ran it all the way through without a problem :)

  • Replacing LG enV3 (VX9200) Screen/LCD

    has another small rectangle w/a tab on top & a light grey outline of a rectangle underneath...

    Wait... that could be the earpiece, although that'd be further down than step 6, that's for sure. That's the only thing I had pop out of mine...

  • 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 :)

  • 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

    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

  • HP Pavilion dv6000 Teardown

    Quote from tabormeister:

    Oh I forgot to mention I got a new motherboard for 100 and it's working again:)

    Be extra 110% sure to update the BIOS on that thing ASAP to keep it from happening again! The dying motherboard is a problem that plagues _all_ AMD-based HP dvx000's that haven't had their BIOS updated. Go to HP's site, enter your full model number (e.g. dv6258se - check the white sticker on the bottom), and look for a BIOS update. That'll help to prevent the problem in the future, but be sure to keep the heat sink clean!

  • 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.

  • Chumby One Teardown

    It's called "Thin-film transistor (TFT)"... I'd hate to see what a twisted-film transistor looks like ;)

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin-film_t...