Free MacBook with Broken LCD, Noooo Problem
10 - 45 Minuten
I received a free broken MacBook because the original owner understandably didn't want to pay over $300 to get the LCD screen fixed. So I did some research and it led me to ifixit. The price was right and the instructions looked fairly easy, so I gave it a try.
This was the first time I have ever worked on a laptop of any kind. The repair was way easier than I expected. The only hard part was the connecting of the LCD. I had tools, but I found that a pair of eyebrow tweezers helped with holding the bottom connection while lowering the LCD into it. It only took an hour and a half from start to finish with breaks for sanity in between.
The best advice I can give from my experience is have a clean well lighted workspace, take 5-10 minute breaks when frustration sets in, and keep all cats out of your room.