Originally Posted by jnedge
Yeah, I actually used a very small screwdriver. Getting the pieces of the case apart wasn't tough. The tricky part was the tiny flange that I didn't even realize was there until after I had shredded it. The flange fits into the speaker assembly, hence the comment that it appears the assembly needs to be opened up if you want to avoid shredding the flange.
Ah well, live and learn.
Indeed we do live and learn
I well remember the first 15" LCD monitor I took apart many tears ago with all my people looking on. I had screws and clips, several of which got broken in the process although you wouldn't know it after we repaired it and put it back together.
There has been a lot of water under the bridge since then and, like the guys at IFixit, we have developed techniques and tools to do the job.
One thing you should look out for with the flat plastic strip printed cables is the way they are held in the sockets. There is usually a lock built into the socket that need gently lifting before the cable can be removed and reinserted. Those clock clips are fragile and will break if you are rough with them. You should gently start lifting at one end, get it up a little way then lift the other end, repeat as necessary. It also pays to use a felt tip marker to indicate which way round the cable fits.
In all cases with working on new equipment the old adage 'softly, softly catchee monkey' applies.