How to tell if glass is OEM.
Hello fellow fixers,
I have a new supplier now out of china that claims they sell OEM (Original Equipment Manufacture), or Apple parts. So the same parts that originally come on the device whether it be iPad, iPod, or iPhone.
I did a glass replacement on an iPad 3 for a customer. He came back not too much longer and had some issues with the glass peeling up just a bit...not a problem some more glue will hold it in. But while removing the glass to install better adhesive the glass cracked(&^$* $85 in the hole). This seemed to crack SUPER easy. Most the time when removing the OEM glass I can get it off with out cracking the glass with some safe pry tools, heat, and patience.
Also I have heard of the OEM glass water droplet test. Basically just a quarter size drop of water on the glass, and move it around. If it stays together and is easy to control its OEM, if not its a copy.
Here's my question: Are there any other ways to tell if the glass is OEM.
And, is the water droplet test legit and does it really work?
Thank you for the help
(sorry for the novel)
How about the weight Test?
My original Ipad 2 Glass/Digitizer was broken, so i ordered a new one on ebay, which has beed described as OEM.
After i got it, i recognized, that the material of the new "glass" istnt of high quality. So i took a digital balance from the kitchen to compare the weigts.
The old one, which was already broken and has had noch homebutton, was around 130g. The new one incl. 2 screen foils just had 112.
So this one gets back to sender! Hope ill find an original replacement soon.