Teardown and Repair of LG G4

Last year, Gremlin’s LG G4 suffered a rather inexplicable problem: the battery swelled. Instead of pushing off the [impressively tight-fitting] back cover, it fractured the screen.

Being a very new phone [not quite six months old, I think], I figured LG would take care of it.

I was wrong.

LG took it for a month, declined to fix it, declared the warranty void due to physical damage, and closed the issue entirely.

LG’s twitter never responded to me after asking me to direct message them about it.

So, I decided to fix it myself.

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Teardown: Old DVD burner.

Loyal Reader, I would like to present a new somewhat regular thing: Teardown Tuesday, where I indulge in a rather weird personal pleasure–taking things apart–and torment you with bad pictures of the process.

I hope that, eventually, my pictures will get better.

This Tuesday’s item is the humble DVD-RW. I don’t know what brand or model–it might be on the label visible in one of the pictures, but I don’t think it matters. If I manage to keep doing this, I will try to be better about brands and model numbers.


If you’ve ever wondered what these look like on the inside, you’re in luck. Especially if you’ve ever wondered what these things look like on the inside in a slightly murky room with weird lighting.

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Revision: Moleskine USB Rechargeable Booklight–Not So Awesome after all.

Last September, I posted what might be the most in-depth review I’ve ever done, or ever will do of a product. The Moleskine USB Rechargeable Booklight.

Based on my order history, it died in May of this year.

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