It helps to know that the adhesive is v narrow (2-3 mm) tapes, not great globs of bitumen. Once the seal is broken, you’ve won. Also, the shiny bezel is part of the metal body, not the screen, so get your widget between the glass and the bezel. And be patient. Even with a heat gun and IR thermometer it still took me 30 mins to get the screen off.
I second that. I didn’t notice the volume button cable getting trapped, though managed to free it with the spudger and forceps.
But you don’t need the heat gun or iOpener to reassemble. %#*@ adhesive strips stick to everything.
I support the comments about the iOpener. Everyone has a hair drier, FHS, so get a cheap IR thermometer (£18) and blow heat until the area is 60+ deg C. Still takes w while, and getting the screen off is v scary, but just add more heat if you feel resistance.
The rest of the kit is good, esp the magnetic screwdrivers.
This is where I screwed up, thinking these were like the other push-fit connectors, not reading the instructions thoroughly, and not being able to see how the connectors worked. I levered up the connectors with the spudger, and totally destroyed them.
No sound now, but headphones still work OK. Found a lot of fluff sticking to the adhesive strips, turned out to be from my dressing gown.
Next time I’ll do it in short sleeves and read the flipping instructions. Heat gun or hair drier, and cheap IR thermometer, vital.
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