A friend’s Dell Inspiron N5110’s screen cracked. Instead of a screen replacement, he wanted me to remove the screen so that he can use it as a desktop computer plus keyboard and touchpad.
Ever since I got my MacBook Pro at the age of 11, it had a lot of problems. Not sure if it was me, or the computer, or the combination of the two of us that caused all those software, firmware, and hardware problems. Continue reading
My Magic Mouse broke because the optic sensor became misaligned. A dead device is always in better use when it is disassembled for “scientific examination” — a “lab rat”!
Compared to my dad’s old iPod touch 2, my iPod touch 4 was my precious when I first got it in February 2011. I still remember, that day was also when the untethered jailbreak, GreenPois0n, for iOS 4.2.1 became public. Without any doubt, the FIRST thing I did the moment I touched it was to get it jailbreaked. Pwned!
I used it for a year, and it got slower, and slower, and sllooowweeer. Meantime, the fragile home button sank deeper and began losing its sensitivity. So I had to press harder, and harder, and HARDER. Finally it just became basically unusable.
I don’t know what was going on in my head when I thought to pull out the home button with brutal force. I grabbed a knife and screwdriver and jerked it out! It came off – with part of the screen glass – revealing the metal part. On it was a another really small button, that I could still press.
Poking that little button worked for a while, but it eventually came off. Then all I had was a conductive metal that was inside the tiny button. The tiny button was conductive too, so I guess that’s how it sends an electric signal when pressed. As you see, the screen was cracked when I was getting rid of the original home button. After I got permission from my parents for a new iPod (I don’t want to sound like a spoiled boy, I had to beg them), I went all-in, dissecting every part of this poor iPod touch.