Looking at the ZIF connectors in step 4....mine isn't charging. I suspect the problem lies in the jack for the USB/power cable. Would I be correct in thinking it's a matter of following to this point, then replacing the internal cable?
Thanks for the 411. It was useful, with a few side notes:
1)I tried following your tool list on the cheap. Thinking that I had a ton of tool kits already, I skipped ordering the Phillips screw drivers. I panicked a little when I started my teardown, only to find all my drivers too big for the job....save one. The Phillips screw driver in the "Radio Shack 61PC Computer and Electrical Tool Set" handles all the Phillips screws on the teardown.
2)The notation about the hidden screws was a little misleading and a bit of an aggravation, as only a small percent of the feet actually covered screws (1, actually, IIRC). For a future edition of this teardown, please add some sketches to show the proper locations.The recommended "Pro Magnetic Project Mat" and my lame excuse for art skills saved me in this area.