I'm an all around Tech. I've done construction since I was thirteen, (I'm now 43). I specialized in Cabinet/Bench Carpentry since 2002 until December, 2008 when I got laid off.
I've been working with computers since 1999. I have a talent for the "Technical" so I went back to school in late 2009 for "Network Services". I am currently a self taught photographer/videographer and have expanded my home based business to include computer/electronics setup, repair, and upgrades.
Answer to: Recoil starter is a tangled up mess?First of all, I'll apologize if someone else has posted the same/similar solution. Now, You're going to need to pull the outer casing off and detach the entire pull assembly. Be careful not to let the coil spring unwind any further than it has, if not already unwound. Next, you'll need to inspect the assembly to look for a cause for it coming off the spool. Chances are it was just loose, and became dislodged. However, the spring may be broken or something may be worn to the point that it needs to be replaced. Obviously, if there is a problem and you ignore it, it will just come off the spool again and all your trouble will be in vain.
Answer to: How do I Replace the Screen?I may have watched the same video. I actually watched several of them. I watch one about 1/3 of the way through before determining the guy had never done it before himself in that it took the 1/3 of the time trying to get the back cover off after all of the screws were removed. Anyhow, one of the ones I watched, the guy suggests the use of a hair drier or "Heat Gun" if you have one. This will loosen the adhesive. He does make a point to warn you not to mess up the flex ribbon that operates the "Settings, Home, Back, & Search" soft-touch keys at the bottom of the phone. He states that if the screen is broken, you really don't need to worry about taking it off in one piece anyway. Just make sure you don't mess up the flex at the bottom unless you plan to replace that as well.
Answer to: Why dont I get a picture in tv out modeI have the same issue and it's not the NTSC/PAL option. I think it's a driver or codec issue. When I first got my phone it worked great. I already had the cable in that it uses the same cable that came with my Microsoft "ZUNE". Then I decided to "MOD" my ROM. I love the new ROM, however, they must have left the driver or codec out because it doesn't work anymore. When AT&T came out with the new 2.3.5 Gingerbread update, it worked again, but I didn't like it as much as I did the Andromeda ROM I'd been using so I went back to that and, thus, I decided I can live without the VGA out feature. So, in short, if you have your phone MOD'd, that's why the VGA out doesn't work. I you want it to work, re-flash back to the stock ROM and it should work. Just a note, the default setting on most devices is "NTSC". The only reason you'd have to set it to PAL is if you were trying to use it in Europe. USA, Canada, Japan, etc. all use NTSC format.