Pain in the ass! One has to wonder why they couldn’t use magnetic connections instead of this goo, black thing that even to replace is so %#*@ annoying to say the least! After trying to remove a broken screen I didn’t even use the adhesive strips. I used the ones I had there and to be frank it’s better since:
a) I couldn’t get the new screen properly aligned and to fit to perfection even though the touch works flawlessly (w/ some adhesive tape on the top to hide the gaps) and
b) who knows? you may as well need to reopen it again. Hopefully not.Hopefully it will be easier. Hopefully never again!!!
You should be careful when removing the back panel as there also two clips on its back where the air ducts lie. If you are quick to remove it you may tear the air ducts which are quite (unreasonably) fragile given the fact they are plastic. I was unfortunate and I broke two of them so I had to use some duct tape as a minor gap would be visible between the back panel and the plastically covered air ducts. Other than that, it’s a pain to remove the back panel but not as difficult as it sounds.