|Re: Re-assembling the 42s|
Message #2 Posted by Paul Brogger on 9 Jan 2006, 12:48 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Dan L. Cleary
First of all, "You're welcome."
For mine, in shaving the lower heat stakes, I didn't truncate them so much as reduce the diameter of the mushroomed heads. Then they could be snapped back through the plastic front and provide a tight (but not completely re-secured) bond.
I would recommend you NOT use any glue -- the stuff could probably wick into the keyboard sandwich and destroy it.
If you really want to re-fasten the lower heat stakes, you'll need to take off the foil overlay, or cut through it. The latter is certainly damaging -- the former seems likely. (As alluded to in the article, I haven't messed with keyboard overlays. I know some do, but it just doesn't seem necessary.)
With regard to the vertical lines -- you might try unseating the PCB and cleaning the PCB-to-LCD contacts, and reassembling. It's yet more invasive, but I should think it's indicated. (I think my earlier article gives some detail on how-to.)
With regard to reduced battery life -- don't I remember someone saying that a bad capacitor somewhere on the board can cause that? Maybe someone will chime in on that, or you could start another thread with that as the subject in hopes of grabbing someone's attention.
Good luck, and keep us posted!