I could have stopped at Step 16 for my purposes. I did when dis-mantling my defunct screen phone.
I bought the used phone for $10. I was hoping I could just put my SIM card in and go. There were no guarantees, nor would I expect one for $10. Battery was not good. When I put in a known good battery, the phone worked but battery would not charge on this phone. But the display is great. So I chose to switch out the display.
Overall this was a great presentation. Very thorough and detailed, yet simple, with great pictures. Thank you.
I got to this stage. Disconnected just fine. Then saw step 23 and realized this was too far. I should have stopped before Step 21. I bought a used phone with a good display, so I'm happy with the frame it is in. On my current phone, the display has gone bad - weird colors, then nothing. I'm happy just replacing the screen with case. I don't need to snap it out of the casing as in Step 23. However, now that I've unplugged this gold display cable, it's a booger bear to plug back in, but I'll get it.
Picture shows a small black snap cover. This comes straight up. I then tried to pry up the cable. That doesn't happen. It slides out to the left in the picture.