How to replace the Droid Eris’ broken screen/digitizer

Things you will need:

A spudger or 2, a teeny tiny phillips screwdriver, a teeny tiny torx screw driver, the broken phone, krazy glue, a new screen/digitizer, and patience.

Shut phone off, remove battery cover and take out battery. Remove the 4 T5 screws in each of the corners then separate the back cover. Remove the 4 philips screws from the board.

There are 3 ribbon cables, one on the right side on top of the main board, the second is in between the main board and the copper covering and the third connects the LCD to the main board. GENTLY detach the ribbons (I removed the copper plate to get to one, it’s easier that way).

Once all screws and ribbons removed, take your spudger and slowly peel back the LCD (its stuck with double sided tape.)

Remove all the broken glass from the frame. I covered mine in packing tape so the shards don’t go everywhere, a screen protector would be best for this.

After all the glass has been removed, clean off the double sided tape from the frame. You can carefully use goo gone, I just scraped it off.

Almost there! Now take the krazy glue, and apply it neatly to the frame (in small amounts) where the double sided tape was. Using too much will get it all over the frame and new glass, and that stuff is permanent. Gently and carefully lay your new screen on the frame, be sure to feed the ribbon through the hole (you may want to do that before using the glue). Let dry 3-5 minutes. Follow all the dis-assembly steps in reverse order, and Voila! good as new 🙂

No idea why the last photo smooshed on upload :\

Todays Bento lunch

Today’s lunch is boiled chicken, teriyaki stir fried noodles, honey roasted cashews, snow peas, red bell pepper, and veggie chips. Yum yum! Toney has the same but in a bit larger portion.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…health food?

I’m on a new health kick packing bento-ish lunches 🙂 I’ll try to remember to post photos and a description each day so mabe someone else can see how awesome it is. I’m also back to working out each day, alternating between walking and biking. If I can remember, I’ll post updates with that as well 😀 Weight loss so far: 2 lbs in 1 week! Without starvation!

She’s crafty!



Busy making a boatload of new stuff since I’ve had time this weekend (: this is just my jewelry counter…I’ve got the couch scattered with stuff too. (:

Knotty Boy Dread Stuff-Review

So, after 4 months of paying someone to dread Toney’s hair we gave up. All she did way put a ton of sticky liquid in his hair and twirl it into a bunch of coils. Needless to say, It hadn’t even started locking, and didn’t look remotely like dreads.

Enter Knotty Boy.
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We ordered their starter kit, and had it in hand within a week (we are in Texas and they are in Canada). Sat down Satuday and got to work on his head. Now before we go any further, I have to tell you how GOOD this stuff smells! I couldn’t stop sniffing the soap bars, that’s how yummy it is! The kit comes with (funny) instructions on how to dread, and they have instructions on their website as well. I dare you to try and read their site with a straight face 🙂

Anywho, back to dreading.

I have weak wrists, and can’t sit forward for too long at a time so it took me 14 hours (yes I timed it) to do his whole head. I think a normal person could do it in a reasonable time 🙂 Plus the fact that I had to undo what the last lady did to his hair…

I think it looks great!

Another plus to them…they are super responsive! I think the longest they have taken to respond to one of my emails is 2 hours. Much better than other places 🙂

I highly recommend Knotty Boy to EVERYONE who has or wants dreads!