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Title:

Best iMac screen adhesive (on a roll)

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I have a small computer repair shop, and install a lot of SSDs in iMacs. A year or so ago I searched for an alternative to iFixit adhesive strip kits, because they are quite expensive. I ended up buying this:
 
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3pcs-Double-Sided-Tape-Adhesive-Sticker-For-iMac-A1418-A1419-LCD-Screen-Stickers-Adhesive-Strips-Tape/32811109406.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.57964c4deGw0cJ
 
This went well, until today: a customer called me saying their iMac screen fell off. I had installed the screen just a month ago. It cracked falling out, and of course I’ll be paying for the replacement.
 
So now I’m looking for an alternative adhesive. Preferably a large roll of the exact adhesive Apple uses, but barring that, a not crazy priced roll of tape that will reliably hold the heavy (and expensive) iMac screens in place. People who open up several iMacs per day - what do you use?
 
=== Update (12/06/2018) ===
 
If somebody finds this via Google, I found the original Apple adhesive strips. They’re packaged in bundles of 20, and are even cheaper than the iFixit ones:
 
[http://www.applecomponents.com/items/0000006603/lcd-service-refill-kit-with-tool-imac-21/?pn=1|http://applecomponents.com - LCD Service refill kit with tool, iMac 21.5 4K 2017]
 
The part numbers are:
 
076-00331
 
076-00009
 
They can also be found on eBay.

Device:

iMac Intel 27" Retina 5k Display

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

519135

Edit by: Dan ,

Title:

Best iMac screen adhesive (on a roll)

Text:

I have a small computer repair shop, and install a lot of SSDs in iMacs. A year or so ago I searched for an alternative to iFixit adhesive strip kits, because they are quite expensive. I ended up buying this:
 
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3pcs-Double-Sided-Tape-Adhesive-Sticker-For-iMac-A1418-A1419-LCD-Screen-Stickers-Adhesive-Strips-Tape/32811109406.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.57964c4deGw0cJ
 
This went well, until today: a customer called me saying their iMac screen fell off. I had installed the screen just a month ago. It cracked falling out, and of course I’ll be paying for the replacement.
 
So now I’m looking for an alternative adhesive. Preferably a large roll of the exact adhesive Apple uses, but barring that, a not crazy priced roll of tape that will reliably hold the heavy (and expensive) iMac screens in place. People who open up several iMacs per day - what do you use?
 
=== Update (12/06/2018) ===
If somebody finds this via Google, I found the original Apple adhesive strips. They’re packaged in bundles of 20, and are even cheaper than the iFixit ones:
 
http://www.applecomponents.com/items/0000006603/lcd-service-refill-kit-with-tool-imac-21/?pn=1[http://www.applecomponents.com/items/0000006603/lcd-service-refill-kit-with-tool-imac-21/?pn=1|http://applecomponents.com - LCD Service refill kit with tool, iMac 21.5 4K 2017]
http://www.applecomponents.com/items/0000006603/lcd-service-refill-kit-with-tool-imac-21/?pn=1[http://www.applecomponents.com/items/0000006603/lcd-service-refill-kit-with-tool-imac-21/?pn=1|http://applecomponents.com - LCD Service refill kit with tool, iMac 21.5 4K 2017]
 
The part numbers are:
 
076-00331
 
076-00009
 
They can also be found on eBay.

Device:

iMac Intel 27" Retina 5k Display

Status:

open

Edit by: Dan ,

Title:

Best iMac screen adhesive (on a roll)

Text:

I have a small computer repair shop, and install a lot of SSDs in iMacs. A year or so ago I searched for an alternative to iFixit adhesive strip kits, because they are quite expensive. I ended up buying this:
 
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3pcs-Double-Sided-Tape-Adhesive-Sticker-For-iMac-A1418-A1419-LCD-Screen-Stickers-Adhesive-Strips-Tape/32811109406.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.57964c4deGw0cJ
 
This went well, until today: a customer called me saying their iMac screen fell off. I had installed the screen just a month ago. It cracked falling out, and of course I’ll be paying for the replacement.
 
So now I’m looking for an alternative adhesive. Preferably a large roll of the exact adhesive Apple uses, but barring that, a not crazy priced roll of tape that will reliably hold the heavy (and expensive) iMac screens in place. People who open up several iMacs per day - what do you use?
 
=== Update (12/06/2018) ===
 
I settled on buying the real Apple strip kits. They’re actually a bit less expensive than the iFixit ones, and they’re more reliable. My previous answer was removed for spam because I linked the store I found them at, so I’ll just leave you with the part numbers:
 
076-00331
 
076-00009
 
=== Update (09/29/2018) ===
 
If somebody finds this via Google, I found the original Apple adhesive strips. They’re packaged in bundles of 20, and are even cheaper than the iFixit ones:
 
http://www.applecomponents.com/items/0000006603/lcd-service-refill-kit-with-tool-imac-21/?pn=1
 
The part numbers are:
 
076-00331
 
076-00009
 
They can also be found on eBay.

Device:

iMac Intel 27" Retina 5k Display

Status:

open

Edit by: iphone3ghulp ,

Title:

Best iMac screen adhesive (on a roll)

Text:

I have a small computer repair shop, and install a lot of SSDs in iMacs. A year or so ago I searched for an alternative to iFixit adhesive strip kits, because they are quite expensive. I ended up buying this:
 
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3pcs-Double-Sided-Tape-Adhesive-Sticker-For-iMac-A1418-A1419-LCD-Screen-Stickers-Adhesive-Strips-Tape/32811109406.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.57964c4deGw0cJ
 
This went well, until today: a customer called me saying their iMac screen fell off. I had installed the screen just a month ago. It cracked falling out, and of course I’ll be paying for the replacement.
 
So now I’m looking for an alternative adhesive. Preferably a large roll of the exact adhesive Apple uses, but barring that, a not crazy priced roll of tape that will reliably hold the heavy (and expensive) iMac screens in place. People who open up several iMacs per day - what do you use?
 
=== Update (12/06/2018) ===
 
I settled on buying the real Apple strip kits. They’re actually a bit less expensive than the iFixit ones, and they’re more reliable. My previous answer was removed for spam because I linked the store I found them at, so I’ll just leave you with the part numbers:
 
076-00331
 
076-00009
 
=== Update (09/29/2018) ===
 
If somebody finds this via Google, I found the original Apple adhesive strips. They’re packaged in bundles of 20, and are even cheaper than the iFixit ones:
 
http://www.applecomponents.com/items/0000006603/lcd-service-refill-kit-with-tool-imac-21/?pn=1
 
The part numbers are:
 
076-00331
 
076-00009
 
They can also be found on eBay.

Device:

iMac Intel 27" Retina 5k Display

Status:

open

Edit by: iphone3ghulp ,

Title:

Best iMac screen adhesive (on a roll)

Text:

I have a small computer repair shop, and install a lot of SSDs in iMacs. A year or so ago I searched for an alternative to iFixit adhesive strip kits, because they are quite expensive. I ended up buying this:
 
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3pcs-Double-Sided-Tape-Adhesive-Sticker-For-iMac-A1418-A1419-LCD-Screen-Stickers-Adhesive-Strips-Tape/32811109406.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.57964c4deGw0cJ
 
This went well, until today: a customer called me saying their iMac screen fell off. I had installed the screen just a month ago. It cracked falling out, and of course I’ll be paying for the replacement.
 
So now I’m looking for an alternative adhesive. Preferably a large roll of the exact adhesive Apple uses, but barring that, a not crazy priced roll of tape that will reliably hold the heavy (and expensive) iMac screens in place. People who open up several iMacs per day - what do you use?
 
=== Update (12/06/2018) ===
I settled on buying the real Apple strip kits. They’re actually a bit less expensive than the iFixit ones, and they’re more reliable. My previous answer was removed for spam because I linked the store I found them at, so I’ll just leave you with the part numbers:
 
076-00331
 
076-00009

Device:

iMac Intel 27" Retina 5k Display

Status:

open

Original post by: iphone3ghulp ,

Title:

Best iMac screen adhesive (on a roll)

Text:

I have a small computer repair shop, and install a lot of SSDs in iMacs. A year or so ago I searched for an alternative to iFixit adhesive strip kits, because they are quite expensive. I ended up buying this:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3pcs-Double-Sided-Tape-Adhesive-Sticker-For-iMac-A1418-A1419-LCD-Screen-Stickers-Adhesive-Strips-Tape/32811109406.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.57964c4deGw0cJ

This went well, until today: a customer called me saying their iMac screen fell off.  I had installed the screen just a month ago. It cracked falling out, and of course I’ll be paying for the replacement.

So now I’m looking for an alternative adhesive.  Preferably a large roll of the exact adhesive Apple uses, but barring that, a not crazy priced roll of tape that will reliably hold the heavy (and expensive) iMac screens in place. People who open up several iMacs per day - what do you use?

Device:

iMac Intel 27" Retina 5k Display

Status:

open