Oh yeah, there's a couple more:
The adhesive on the flanks of the screen is minimal. You will mostly likely never get it to sit flush along the entire length like the factory.
I used a small pair of needlenose pliers to get the digitizer cable back in.
If you get a white screen upon reassembly, conduct a hard reset: Hold down the Power and Home buttons until the screen goes black and the Apple logo shows up. (This can happen if the device was inadvertently turned on during the disassembly/reassembly process. Avoid it.)
13. I can't count my digits correctly in my lists. Blame my memory. (Must old volatile SIMMs from a Macintosh SE/30. Oh wait I have one of those and it works. Anybody want a 256KB SIMM?)
14. I took probably 4 hours to do it on my first time (this time). Be patient.
15. Watch yourself when you pry up the metal cover plate. You can toast the volume cable very quickly. Pry it up carefully with an iPod opening tool from the LEFT side because the RIGHT side has two metal tabs that retain it under the black plastic bezel.
16. You don't need to pry the rear facing camera in step 10. Also avoid removing the WiFi cable that glues onto the white block (PowerBook Weight Saving Device?).
17. Step 9: You don't need to remove the screw for the front facing camera and the screw near the white block. Only the one near the LCD connector.
18. That's all for now.
10. Do not buy a replacement LCD or digitizer separate. Buy the complete assembly (I got mine off Amazon) and you'll have to transfer the Home button (Push down the button, and GENTLY use a very tiny blade screwdriver to separate the rubberish material from the old display) and the metal piece that is on the old display near the clear opening for the front-facing camera.
11. Make sure to properly fold the digitizer connector into the cavity just left of the forward camera as one of the very last steps. Triple check to make sure the LCD connector is properly connected before you "close the door".
11. Be careful pressing on the perimeter of the display when you see "high spots" near the edge of the bezel. Don't do like what I did and put it in a rag, between two 2x3" pieces of wood and GENTLY put pressure on it in a vise. It looked good afterwards on the outside but the LCD got killed. (I thought I said the LCD was fragile before.)
12. Take your time and do it right. Take multiple breaks.
6. Make sure to retransfer the copper tape that secures the digitizer cable and note the proper orientation.
7. Use an iPod opening tool (you'll need at least 3: they wear out quickly. Better bet: 4 of them.) as a prop to hold the logic board open while you fiddle with the front camera cable (hard to reassemble), rear camera cable (same difficulty) and digitizer cable (the worst).
8. To reapply the adhesive, note that the perimeter of the replacement adhesive has a cut out for the adhesive. The ultra-thin perimeter length is what you want. Separate the inner segment from the outer, leaving the wax paper attached to the skinny stuff. Try to apply the adhesive before you reassemble the display unit. Carefully apply it around the black plastic bezel that runs along the stainless steel base. Use an iPod opening tool to press the adhesive in place, and when you're satisfied, remove the wax paper.
8. The LCD => CANNOT <= be removed from the digitizer without permanent and immediate damage. Period.
Okay I just did it, here's my tips for REASSEMBLY...since nobody shows you on YouTube.
1. Remove all traces of the old adhesive. Use Goo-Gone and a Q-Tip or similar. This will take awhile, I assume they cure the adhesive at the factory because my replacement doesn't stick quite as well. Use a iPod opening tool to scrape away old adhesive.
2. Looking down at the unit in portrait orientation, notice the speaker unit on the left of the Home button. That should get some new adhesive, use some left over from the replacement adhesive.
3. The LCD display is EXTREMELY fragile. One touch, one scrape, attempt to pry or similar and the LCD is toast. I will need to replace the one I just put in because I screwed up.
4. Take note of which screws go where. Maybe put them on a piece of paper with a logical orientation to which goes where.
5. Putting the digitizer cable back in is a notable achievement. I used a small pair of pliers and about 20 minutes by myself to get it back in.
Sobald er das hat, wird er in der Lage sein, eine Grafik zu seiner im Laufe der Zeit erlangten Reputation zu sehen.
Hier ist eine Vorschau, wie die Grafik aussehen wird:
Noch keine Reputation erlangt.