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  1. Snazzy

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    My i7500L has some dust under that glass display :( and reading around it was probably from carrying it around in my jeans pocket. Anyway I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to disassemble and/or have an exploded diagram of this phone?
     

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    you could try blowing air (with one of those canister thingys) through the speaker hole before resorting to disassembly
     
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    Ihave the same problem, in the lower right part of the screen...I think dust came in through camera and unlock button.
     
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    I thought about that but then reading around one guy said when he tried this it made things worse.
     
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    If you're taking that route, I'd recommend getting an air duster (aerosol spray thing) anyway, to clean it once you've got it in bits. I expect it'll be spectacularly easy to get smeary fingerprints and assorted cruft on the underside of the screen if you're not incredibly careful.

    Also, I expect this will burn your warranty, if such things are important to you.
     
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    Ok well I did it. I took it apart and blew the dust off the glass and screen with a can of compressed air. I would NOT recommended anyone do this unless they are very comfortable dismantling electronic devices. I have taken many things apart "just because" and this cell phone has got the be the most complex brilliant piece of engineering I have ever seen.

    Also a word of warning the AMOLED screen has a soft wax coating that the straw from the can of air was able to to scratch. Luckily the scratch was not noticeable once the screen was glowing but be warned.
     

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