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I bought a replacement speaker assembly (with the cell antenna and mini connector already glued on) to replace in a Sprint ip...
So far from what it seems on ebay, there are two different antennas, the CDMA version (Verizon and Sprint I believe counts as well) and the GSM (ATT) version. People listing it say that the item is specifically for CDMA phones, and if they need the GSM version, to check a different part. Hope this helps anyone, so I'm buying one of each to have on hand for repairs.
Depending on the difficulty of what you need to pry (and the material you're prying) I've used a few things. First off, for a good dental pick set, you can use the Craftsman one mentioned above, since they're a decent brand and I'm assuming they'd have a lifetime warranty. If not, I know you can go to Lowes and get a Cobalt 4-piece set for $6, including a normal hook shape, a right angle hook, etc. Link to item: http://www.lowes.com/pd_239658-930-324621N_0__?productId=1207839&Ntt=hook+s... Another really useful thing I use and lasts quite long, is guitar picks. Currently I just use the freebie medium thickness ones from Sam Ash, but for something more of a point instead of a curved point, I bought a pack of Tortex Sharps, the green color ones. Those can help more since the point can assist with the insertion where you're going to pry. Plastic picks are the way to go in certain cases like opening up laptop LCD trims, etc, since they run the smallest amount of risk of breaking the plastic latches, and will not ...
So the LCD is totally fused to the glass or is it just the outer perimeter that has the adhesive?
Actually, Tom's Hardware's guide said not to spread the paste out, but to have a solid line of paste vertically across the longest part of the metal cap and let the heat sink spread it out as it gets tightened. This method supposedly reduces the risk of air bubbles. My only curiousity is with processors that have little resistors or some such things placed around the metal heat cap, should those be pasted as well or not? Dell's processor came completely covered with paste, onto the chips as well, but I'm wondering if I should re-apply to the chips or just to the cap.