Screen replacement: what adhesive, tape and gaskets to use?
I just replaced my Droid Bionic screen/digitize
I found that the screen is attached to the frame using some type of double-stick tape that was partially damaged when I separated them. What is this material and what is a good replacement for it?
There are also gasket like things around each opening in the glass that appear to be custom made for the screen. Any idea on where to get these parts?
Since there were no guides, I started a guide for this repair. I know the photos are not great, but hopefully it will help someone.
OK so I found double sided tape for touch screens.. Not sure what size we need for the bionic but here is where I saw it https://www.gounlock.com/browse.php?grou... There are several different options (5mm,3mm,etc) not sure if this will work but it is a start. This site has mixed reviews so here is another place I found the tape http://www.amazon.com/3M-Adhesive-Digiti... and here http://www.cellulardr.com/double-sided-t... , they are also sold on ebay... Just do a google search.
Also I found this forum thread about it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthre...
Well, I replaced glass/touch screen successfully. I was actually able to save gaskets (in about 80% condition, but all in one piece) by using a hairdryer to heat up and loosen and a razor blade. Took me over 2hrs total...
There are 2 gaskets. A dust gasket that goes on screen, and an adhesive gasket that goes on faceplate to hold screen (screen actually ends up going in from front after detatching connectors).
Note that you need to separate back housing from mother board to disconnect cables and there is 2 sided tape holding together. Again, heating with hairdryer helps pull that apart without breaking anything.
If I were to do it again, I would buy new front housing which has screen adhesive tape installed + screen dust gasket + glass (parts would be about $120 before shipping)
Cellular Dr is expensive, but they have everything:
You can buy glass.touchscre
I've read that Motorola will replace for $110, don't know if true. However, that voids warranty (you "dropped" it) and you'll be w/out phone for a while.
Best of luck to all do-it-yourselfers!