Posts from the ‘Tech’ Category

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 :\

New MacBook Pro

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Got a used mackbook pro and had to upgrade the hard drive to a 500GB. This is mid upgrade (:

Samsung Captivate vs iPhone 3Gs

Alrighty. So as you may know, I am a bit tech-obsessed. Especially over new phone technology.  I want a phone that can do it all, but lets me choose what I want to do and how to do it. That, for me, is not the iPhone. I can’t change the layout of the screen or icons, I can’t use widgets (apps the constantly run on the screen in place of an icon), I can’t store things straight to the memory like I could a flash drive, the list goes on. Enter the Android OS phones. Simply amazing. The software is open-source for the Android OS. What does this mean for everyday people? It means that developers can use anything (both hardware and software) that the phone is capable of and create the most amazing applications! I’ll post some screen shots of how my phone looks before and after a few free applications, the difference is amazing. Enough about the software, Lets Get to the actual hardware. I took the following specifications from PhoneArena. In my opinion, the iPhone (3Gs for this purpose) has been demolished! ***insert Mortal Kombat theme song here***

iPhone 3Gs

Samsung Captivate

Don't forget your towel!

I couldn’t think of a good title for this post, so I’m just going with a Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy reference. Kinda appropriate since my new phone is a Galaxy S device…get it? (Hint: they both have Galaxy in the title).

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Anywho….Life has been pretty boring. Switched from my iPhone to the Android based Samsung Captivate, my headaches have returned thanks to a minor fender-bender, and the birds are behaving.

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I’ve been working on a few crafts, and have been piecing together my ultimate Steampunk outfit. Rather than the normal monotone greys/browns you normally see, mine is bright and colorful! Here’s what I have so far (sorry for the bad lighting and crappy photo quality, my good camera is dead):

The green shirt s just an idea, as it is waaaaay to big (it’s Toney’s shirt). The 2 hats I made, and I fixed the 2 skirts together to be one 🙂 Shoes were only $10 at the thrift store! 😀

Happy Birthday to Me

Yay! I have made it to age 22! A success that many (during high school) said I wouldn’t achieve. I am now the proud owner of an iPhone 3Gs, saw a super cute baby Grey, went jet skiing for the first time ever, saw Avatar: The Last Airbender and Twilight: Eclipse, and was treated to sushi at a hibachi grill. Hibachi is AWESOME!!! Now off for lunch with family 🙂

iOS 4 jailbroken and running on 3g iPhone

Ah! So nice 😀 And so very simple to do 🙂 Though my warranty is most certainly void >_<

iPhone iOS 4 works!

I have installed the iPhone OS (now known as iOS) 4 on my 3G iPhone, and it is lovely!
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(no it has not been officially released yet)
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