The tools

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While the entire process is generally simple and doesn't involve dramatically expensive parts, we feel anything worth doing is worth doing right the first time. In our case that means using real tools, not just some random screwdriver we pick up out of your utility drawer. We have a full electronics-focused toolkit from Belkin that's basically overkill for such a project, but it did the job fantastically.

Truth be told, for this specific project you simply need a prying device, the right sized Phillips head screwdriver and an anti-static wrist strap (if you're smart). But there's nothing wrong with having a good screwdriver set. Small electronics screws are notoriously easy to strip, so be careful.