I just finished the install of my new DBS Mod and it was challenging to say the least. From start to finish I was a little under an hour. It was successful but lets say I may of lost weight as I was sweating through many stages. I can see now the reason why many are damaging the ribbon cable is not just from getting it out or getting it back in the slot but the hard part is getting it back in position through the slot back to the board it fits into . I will admit I was shocked to see the size of the ribbon cable and I can see now that strictly using your fingers(I wear latex gloves) will not work with these ribbon cable as they are too small. As I said in other posts I am a computer support specialist and have been working on computers for almost 20 years and installing or replacing a ribbon cable is far from a new event for me. This is a challenging install and the amount of things that can go wrong are many. My suggestion to anyone who is not 100% into this sort of thing is send your remote to DBS or I think you will likely be out the cost of a new remote. In hindsight I would've sent mine to them even though all appears to be working fine.