Originally Posted by RogerPodacter
yeah i cant stress enough to make sure you do this in a claean environment. i tried doing this with my nokia e71, and i never could get the screen lcd clean no matter what i tried! as i put it back together, little particles would just gravitate to it no matter what. i would wipe and try to quickly put it together, more dust. tried again, more dust. over and over.
here at work we have cleanrooms at a extremely high rating. if only i could use them to disassemble my smartphone
Makeshift clean rooms are easy to make. No, they aren't true clean rooms, but they'll do for this purpose. All it takes is positive pressure from a filtered air source (a fan) and some housekeeping. Take a window fan and a large foam A/C filter, and duct tape the filter to the fan so that no air comes in around the filter. Stick the fan in the window and seal up around the fan so no air goes in or out around the fan - only thru it where the filter is.
If there is a door across from the window - perfect. Close it and left the air go out thru the small gap at the bottom of the door. This makes all the air entering the room filtered, and if the fan is blowing enough air, will make enough positive pressure in the room pushing clean air OUT and not letting dusty air IN. The less cluttered the room, the easier/better this works. Clean the room before you start the fan, then let the fan run for a while to clear the air, then clean the work area well so you aren't raising a lot of dust while you work. If you have dandruff get a hairnet and resist the urge to scratch anything else.
It's more to go through than running a hot shower and letting fog settle out dust, but if done right would work.
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