Had the famous black dots all over the screen of an HLT6187SX/XAA. As soon as I removed the old chip, I could see the same dead mirror pattern right on the old chip when angled toward the light. New chip fixed the problem! This guide was great, but there are differences due to the different model of TV. The common thing is the location of the chip, it’s always on that DMD board. Thanks for posting!
Very easy repair, I was very concerned after using the suction cup to open the iphone. When it finally opened, it opened WIDE and I thought I broke all those display cables at the top of the phone. Fortunately, the parts inside the phone are secured with metal plates. No damage and no problems. In fact, I kept the display and all of those connectors at the top connected throughout the repair. This made the repair so much easier than it otherwise would have been. I saved a lot of time and effort and was done in 30-45 minutes on the very first try! Excellent guide, very helpful, and thanks for all the helpful comments that made this so much easier for me!
Very helpful instructions for the adhesive strips. The most challenging part is lining up that tiny battery connector PRIOR to sticking the battery in place. It is very helpful to line the battery/connector up BEFORE removing the last pink strip. This way you know exactly where the top of the battery needs to be BEFORE you stick it to the bottom of the case. Hope this helps!
Highly recommend using your iphone to do high power consumption tasks before shutting it down. This will warm the inside of the iphone and warm the adhesive strips. Doing this allows you to very easily pull the right adhesive strip completely out from the bottom of the battery. I just pulled straight out at a low angle and kept pulling until the strip was completely removed. You do need to take your time and be careful, pull slowly and it will eventually come out completely. If it is dry and not flexible, you'll will most likely fail, so make sure the inside of the iphone was warmed prior to starting your repair.
I was able to pull the right strip completely out just from the bottom of the battery. Pull straight out with a low angle (just slightly above the black chip so it doesn't get caught or break) and the adhesive will pull right out. There's no need to go around the sides of the battery unless the adhesive is dry and not flexible. If the adhesive is very flexible, you'll be able to pull it out very easily as long as you take your time and are careful. It also helped that I started with 100% battery and drained down to under 25%, so the iphone was very warm from doing this and that helped make it very easy to pull the adhesive out. I did not need a warming kit, I just used the heat from using the iphone to drain the battery before shutting it down for the repair!
A picture is worth a thousand words! This idea at Step 9 is perfect and you can definitely do the entire rest of the battery replacement WITHOUT having to disconnect the display from the rear case. Just leave it secured exactly as shown in this picture and you're good to go. I just completed the repair and the most difficult part was just lining up the new battery connector! Excellent instructions and generally EASY repair because this step was so helpful!