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How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic, Second Edition, 2nd Edition by Michael Jay Geier

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Chapter 13

That’s a Wrap: Reverse-Order Reassembly

You fixed it. Congratulations! Now it’s time to put everything back together. Just screw the boards down, plug in the connectors, close the lid and you’re done, right? Well, sometimes, but not performing the reassembly methodically can lead to all kinds of trouble, from failure of your repair to new damage, and even to danger for the product’s user. You’re sewing up your patient after the operation, and it’s important to put in the stitches carefully and avoid leaving a scar.

Common Errors

It might seem absurd to think that one could reassemble a machine and have parts left over, but it happens all the time. You snap that final case part into place, breathe a sigh of relief, glance at the back ...

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