Oh no! You've dropped your digital stuff. And it's out of warranty. And repair costs more than the digital stuff is worth. What to do short of tossing the digital stuff (or selling on ebay)? Well, believe it or not the average person has a good chance of diy fixing that digital stuff themselves. All they'll need for most cases is some patience, and a little background knowledge. The intent of the posts on this blog are to help provide that knowledge.

Disclaimer Warning: The following instructions are given without any warranty. They don't have to be complete or correct. Don't do any of the following steps if you're not sure of what you're doing. You could damage your digital stuffs and you WILL lose your warranty. Everything you do will be at your own risk.

Disclaimer Notice : imprtant things to know before you start taking Part your digital stuffs

Monday, August 3, 2009

T-Mobile MDA Compact III disassembly

T-Mobile MDA Compact III disassembly
Tools required: Torx 5 screwdriver, plastic tool such as a credit card or guitar plectrum, small flat head screwdriver or nail scissors or something similar.

First remove the battery cover, battery, memory card and stylus. Remove the two circled screws (one will be covered with a white warranty sticker).

Next pull the camera cover up. Some force is required.

Your phone will now look like below. Now remove the two screws you can see. The battery compartment of the phone can now be removed.

Next you need to detach the circled ribbon connector. There is a black latch where the ribbon attaches. Flip this up (from right to left) and then simply pull the ribbon out. Pay attention to how the ribbon attaches.

Now lift the circuit board from right to left and detach the ribbon connector, circled below, in the same way you did the previous one.

Now push something like a watchmakers screwdriver with a flat head or one arm of a pail of nail scissors into the circled slots to lever away the clips that hold the front cover on.

The front cover has now been removed and you have access to the LCD screen.

The screen is held in place with double sided tape. Pry the screen away from the rest of the phone, as shown below.

You have now removed the LCD screen. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly.

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