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Title:

Screen replacement: what adhesive, tape and gaskets to use?

Text:

I just replaced my Droid Bionic screen/digitizer using the teardown as a guide, and it worked mostly as described, but the teardown does not go as far as separating the screen from the frame.

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.

== Update ==

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?groupId=101 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-Digitizer-Supersonic-Incredible/dp/B004WIQW3U/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1322457481&sr=1-1-catcorr and here http://www.cellulardr.com/double-sided-touch-screen-window-lens-glass-digitizer-adhesive-tape-specially-designed-for-cell-phone-lens-installation-free-first-class-mail-shipping.html , 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/showthread.php?t=908481

Chris

Device:

Motorola Droid Bionic

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Edit by: Chris ,

Title:

Screen replacement: what adhesive, tape and gaskets to use?

Text:

I just replaced my Droid Bionic screen/digitizer using the teardown as a guide, and it worked mostly as described, but the teardown does not go as far as separating the screen from the frame.
 
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.
 
== Update ==
 
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?groupId=101 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-Digitizer-Supersonic-Incredible/dp/B004WIQW3U/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1322457481&sr=1-1-catcorr and here http://www.cellulardr.com/double-sided-touch-screen-window-lens-glass-digitizer-adhesive-tape-specially-designed-for-cell-phone-lens-installation-free-first-class-mail-shipping.html , 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/showthread.php?t=908481
 
Chris

Device:

Motorola Droid Bionic

Status:

open

Original post by: paulasp ,

Title:

Screen replacement: what adhesive, tape and gaskets to use?

Text:

I just replaced my Droid Bionic screen/digitizer using the teardown as a guide, and it worked mostly as described, but the teardown does not go as far as separating the screen from the frame.

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.

Device:

Motorola Droid Bionic

Status:

open