Hi, I did the procedure. To complicate things this screen did not come with a midframe requiring removal of all the broken glass and glue. 2 part seems to work if applied very thin, use the 30 minute sort if you can’t get the right adhesive strips. Obviously don’t get it on the camera/front sensor assembly or screen connector!!
Same problem here. I ended up putting my “new!” 64GB SSD in an adaptor and used it for a few years until it wore out!
Evidently the chips aren’t much good as withstood less than 700GB of writes according to the onboard diagnostics.
Strangely enough the adaptor worked with the original 16GB SSD and the 64.
Hi. Incidentally while you have it apart check for heating of the chip that controls the USB3 port: this is known to be a weak point. As with many low end laptops they can’t run external devices like hard drives properly so may report incorrectly that they need formatting. Fix is to use external power device.
Hi. Yes its probably a bad control transistor as R11 can’t use Wifi 2.4 and bluetooth at the same time reliably due to a shared antenna it seems like the power availability was marginal to begin with.
I had this happen on my workhorse Samsung mini but looks like the main cause is the same.
Hint: Changing the card is a good bet and they use them on quite a few “unibody” machines as long as the card is in the compatibility list it should work. Don’t use one with any sort of damage though.
If it won’t work even with replacement card it could be worth locating and replacing the bad component.
Is the digitizer actually part of the OLED? Looking at this one if you can see the spudger between the glass, display is already toast.
I did try to test it but any sign of cracking on these is generally terminal in about 12 hours unless you are incredibly quick at sealing it.
Actually did test this and display initially worked but not the day after.
There’s an argument not to use the very thin spudger for exactly this reason!!
Re. copper foil, I’d if possible use some Z-axis 3M tape sold to make vertical connections on electronics EMD shields among other things.Its not cheap but you need very little and only a single point needs to conduct so maybe 3*3mm2 squares positioned on the torn corners are fine.
I’ve used some to repair damaged flexis on Huawei phone after someone else’s botched repair mucked up the ground plane before but its incredibly hard to get it just right, only real application is checking to see if the flexi is only problem prior to replacement.
Yup, bad charging connector. I did notice that on this (dead) phone, its soldering is lousy with multiple blobs where there should be properly angled pins. Has anyone had any success reflowing this part on the actual flex on connector side? Can’t see anything obviously amiss with the connector but its not charging at all and battery voltage sitting at 0V.
Hi, also have the R11 bluetooth glitch. I’d like to try and preserve warranty as in the CI so can’t easily send it back for repair.
Is this likely to work with any microPCIe card or does it have to be the exact unit specified, believe there are 5 GHz variants now which weren’t available when originally launched.
Hi, I had the phone apart to replace the wifi chip.
Has anyone found a source for the two nano sized SMD resistors, because this also causes "no wifi" syndrome due to them being important for the I2C lines.
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