Cracking Open the Amazon Kindle Touch: Heating the front molding
I used a hair dryer to heat the adhesive that holds the Kindle Touch's front molding to the display assembly. At the same time, I used a thin metal blade to pry the molding loose.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.
While I find cracking open hardware interesting at times, I really enjoy the advice/helpful hint videos from TR Dojo. I hope the new name "Cracking Open" doesn't reflect a loss of the (advice and helpful hints) videos.
To see both the image and the image navigation bar, I have to scroll the screen upward a bit. When I select the next image, the screen returns to its original home position. Surely there must be some way to leave the screen scrolled where it was when the new image appears? Other websites seem to do this regularly.