This is not a tutorial for replacing the screen as titled! It is simply instructions for replacing the display & digitizer. It does not include the disassembly of the components of the display assembly. I am very disappointed in iFixit for not providing the proper procedures for one of the most common repairs.
These comments just reinforce the fact that iFixit should include reassembly instructions! Just saying to reverse the procedure is not adequate. Reassembly often has unique issues that are not encountered during disassembly.
Does anyone have any information about the drive that I need for the soldered type drive. I can’t find out which drive to order. (part number or model number) I can find the earlier model drive, but not the newer drive.
I agree. I had to carefully manipulate the cable with a flat tool to get it to stay away from the frame. Luckily I didn’t break the cable before I noticed it’s position. I had several fitment problems, so I started over with a new adhesive kit. My problems with fitment were because the frame was slightly bent & a dent in the side needed to be filed down to allow the glass to fit properly. The adhesive kit did not come with any instructions, but luckily I was able to figure out in which order to peel the plastic covers. The strips did not come packaged as in the picture & had sticky clear plastic sheets on both sides & the actual adhesive backing was clear, making it difficult to know which to peel off first.
One of the more difficult/frustrating issues I had during reassembly was the tendency of the digitizer cable to place itself between the frame & the glass. This prevented the glass from seating completely in the frame & I believe would have caused damage to the ribbon cable had I not noticed it. I had to use a flat tool to guide the ribbon cable away from the frame as I lowered the glass into place. I am not in a position to do it, but I hope a reassembly document will be added to these instructions, as it’s not simply a matter of “following the instructions in reverse order.”!!!
This was a huge help for me. It took just a few minutes, but I spent some time brushing & blowing out the fan & heatsink. Only difference from the instructions is that there are only 2 screws to remove the battery. The other 2 are removed when removing the case. I am grateful for these videos because, otherwise, one is likely to remove extra screws & miss the hidden ones on some products.