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  • iPhone 5 Display Assembly Replacement

    So, of COURSE I dropped the screw that you are not supposed to lose. I was being careful, but as I did not want to lose track of it, I attempted to put it back ing the phone FIRST. Bad idea. This makes the plate kind of springy, and my screwdirver slipped, and the screw popped up, spun in the air, fell between my legs, bounced off my padded chair, and clattered around on the floor. I searched for an hour, and could not locate it. BE IT KNOWN, at least in MY CASE, the screw WAS INDEED attracted to my magnet (I keep a powerful round magnet stuck to the shaft of my drivers to provite the magnetism, far more powerful than a regular magnetic screwdriver. This being the case, I WAS able to provide a substitute fron a bag of iphone 4 screws, and my compass calibrated flawlessly upon power-up. YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY, but I thought I'd add my experience.

  • MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Fan Replacement

    I found it mostly unnecessary to remove the fan and therefore all of the fan screws in this step. Only the two on the left hand side of the fan actually need to be removed. I also found it extremely helpful, after pulling logic boards several times, to remove the speaker screws at this time. The heat sink and the speaker interfere with each other when you are later trying to remove and then install the logic board. The longer screw goes on end of the speaker assembly that is closest to the fan, and the shorter one goes on the end closest to the dvd slot.

  • MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Fan Replacement

    If you are removing the logic board for any other reason than replacing it, or if your replacement logic board came with a fan installed, DO NOT REMOVE THE FAN. It is not necessary for the removal of the logic board. For removal with the fan attached, only remove the two screws on the left hand side of the fan, and leave the cable attached. I see here that too many people have broken the fan cable, and it is too easy to do.

  • iPhone 4 Battery Replacement

    There is a small black L-shaped bracket of some sort that tits between the battery connector and the motherboard socket, with a loop on one corner that sits betwen the riserand the battery connector. Remove this now, and do not forget to re install it on assembly.

  • iPhone 5 Logic Board Assembly Replacement

    When I did this the ribbon cable beneath the plate stuck to the plate, and this guide makes no mention of this cable at all. Be aware that it has to be re routed and re attached to its positions on the logic board or your phone will not work, as i looks like some kind of RF cable.

  • MacBook Pro 15" Core Duo Model A1150 Optical Drive Replacement

    On my A1150, the black screw wasn't- it is a silver Torx 6

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Metal Framework Replacement

    My 1 ghz model only has 2 screws, one in the upper left hand corner of the modem, one in the lower right hand corner, NOT one in the middle, so don't waste your time trying to peel the black plastic cover off of the modem.

  • MacBook Core 2 Duo Logic Board Replacement

    I am confirming from experience and also a discussion in the ifixit answers section ( that not all (few in my experience) 2009 macbook 5.2s have anything connected to the TEMP J5550 connector at the seven oclock position in relation to the fan. It is simply empty.

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1-1.5 GHz Logic Board Replacement

    It really helps to remove the torx that clamps down the display ribbon cable, located on the display hinge. Removing it frees the display ribbon to be moved out of the way a little when you soon pull out the logic board.

  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1-1.5 GHz Logic Board Replacement

    Quote from nic9:

    I only found 5 red screws

    Same here, only 5, and also no black bumper covering the 4 mm in the upper right hand corner