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  • Answer to: My OPO cant read anymore the micro sim

    Hi mourad. Looking at the OnePlus One Teardown, it seems the SIM board is soldered to the motherboard. Desoldering the SIM board might be extremely difficult, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. However, that being said, you might just want to consider replacing the motherboard. Best of luck.
  • Answer to: PC won't start up 1st time

    Hi lapo. First thing I would suggest is that you remove and reseat the CMOS battery on your motherboard. If that doesn't work, try booting your system with just the essentials (no video card, one RAM module, etc). Let us know if that helps.
  • Answer to: Is there a part number or spec sheet for the IR Emitter?

    HI Alexander. Based on this image of the two cameras and the IR Emitter, the IR Emitter is labeled as 0G12 0956 D306. Here's the link to the full Xbox 360 Kinect teardown as well. Hope this helps.
  • Answer to: nesecito las fotos del grupo de engranajes de la canon mf4350

    Hola jose. Has revisado las guías de reparación de la impresora Canon ImageCLASS MF4350d? Es posible que las posiciones de los engranajes sean visible en una de las guías.
  • Answer to: Erase BIOS password from a single board computer

    Hi aloma. I could be wrong here, but to my knowledge BIOS passwords are erased when you remove the CMOS battery. Try removing the CMOS battery and see if that helps.
  • Answer to: How to replace sim card

    Hi Marina. I found this info in the Samsung Galaxy R User Manual: To remove the SIM 1) If the device is on, press and hold the Power key and select Power off → OK to turn it off. 2) Remove the back cover. 3 Remove the SIM or USIM card with the gold-coloured contacts facing down. Hope it helps.
  • Answer to: My 1999 Isuzu Rodeo suddenly died and won't run.

    Hi there. Check the timing belt. You usually have to replace the timing belt every 120,000 miles. If the timing belt has snapped, the engine will not turn over. Hope this helps.
  • Answer to: Won't Connect to Internet

    From XDA Developers: "try unticking auto network switch option in wifi settings" source.
  • Answer to: Can it install windows 7 x32 bit on iMac

    Hi Joy. It seems to me that you have a few options here. The first option would require replacing the internal optical drive. If that's the route you desire to take, we would first need to identify your iMac so that we may provide you with the appropriate replacement guide. Your second option is to purchase an external USB optical drive, such as the Apple USB SuperDrive. This would allow you to boot the Windows 7 install disc. The third option is to install Windows 7 from a USB flash drive. I hope these options are of some help.
  • Answer to: "iPhone 5 Replacement Battery Fix Kit" Contents

    Hi. If you're referring to the iPhone 5 Replacement Battery kit, then yes it does. The kit includes a New iPhone 5 Battery, an iPhone 5-Point Pentalobe Screwdriver, a Phillips #000 Screwdriver, a set of Plastic Opening Tools, and a Small Suction Cup.


  • Apple Watch Teardown

    Good catch. We've updated the teardown. Thanks!

  • Apple Watch Teardown

    The charging cradle is 6.7 mm thick with a diameter of 28 mm.

  • iPhone 5 Battery Replacement

    Hi Mike Hebert. Thanks for the suggestion. I went ahead and added a warning on step 16.

  • iPhone 5 Battery Replacement

    I just replaced the battery in an iPhone 5. Upon booting the phone I was also greeted with the "Searching" notification. I simply powered the phone off and powered on. Signal acquired. phgaertig was right, just a software bug.

  • MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Hard Drive Replacement

    Hi there. We sell the Screw Set for the MBP 13" Mid 09 which includes the hard drive T6 screws you require. Hope this helps.

  • iPad Mini Wi-Fi Teardown

    Thanks for pointing that out! We'll make sure to add it to the teardown.

  • iPhone 4 Power & Sensor Cable Replacement

    Hi there. It seems this guide had a missing prerequisite, the front-facing camera. The removal of the front-facing camera has been added. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused. Thanks for letting us know.

  • MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009 Logic Board Replacement

    Hi Jerome. Thank you for your feedback. I agree with you and simolinic. There should be a reminder bullet that warns people about the depth of the ribbon cable. Thanks for adding that. Much appreciated.

  • iPad Mini CDMA LCD Assembly Replacement

    Hi Mitja. I just checked the measurements with an electronic digital caliper. I got 3.9 mm for all four screws. Are you sure it was the same model? Thanks.

  • iPad Mini CDMA Battery Connector Replacement

    Hi jessabethany. Thank you for the warning. I read your blog post and found it to be very informative. Thanks for adding the warning to the step. It will most definitely help others avoid any damage to the logic board. Thanks!