I am replacing the screen for the 2nd time - the first repair was done by someone else, and the first 2 screws are 1.5mm and the last screw is 1.1mm… If I put the screw back in am I risking Long Screw Damage?
So I’m pretty sure I know the answer to this - but can I test out the screen replacement without hooking up the camera, home button, etc? Can I just attach the three cables to the phone to make sure the screen works, or would it brick the phone?
I received one of the defective strips and iFixit sent me replacement strips with no issue. :) Thanks iFixit!
Success! Many thanks to Niko for the helpful commenting. :) My foil was damaged, but everything else was intact. Charges like a champ now!
Thanks Niko! Totally would have been confused by that. Probably would have just layed the new LEDs on top and messed things up. >.<
In case anyone is wondering, you can find k5-pro on Amazon if you need to replace the thick gunk on the other 2 big chips (IO controller and thunderbolt I think). Didn't realize until I was putting the plates back on that there is quite a gap between the chip and the heat sink. Took me days of asking on forums to find out about the K5 stuff. :D
Has anyone replaced the paste on the 2 smaller square heat sinks that are over the IO controller and thunderbolt chips?
I removed the heat sinks for the IO and Thunderbolt chips to put the board in the oven (GPU issues… it was this or a doorstop). When I went to put these 2 heat sinks back on, there was a large gap between them and the surface of the chip that a normal amount of thermal paste will not fill. Is there a special type of thick paste I should use? I ended up just bending the screw tabs up a little bit to reduce the gap, but I have another one and am wondering if anyone has any insight here.
Repairing a friend’s laptop… I wonder if the “glue” between the speaker and case is actually juice or soda, lol
if you have some spare crummy screwdrivers - like the kind that come with the replacement screens - you can try supergluing it. You just have to be super careful and not get glue anywhere else. make sure you have the screwdriver set in the screw as snugly as possible and let it sit a day or two before you gently try to unscrew it. You can google that method.