How to get cracked screen off?


I found out about you on MacPowerUsers... but not until I bought screen, plastic device for prying and adhesive for from another company. Thought I could take screen off by prying. Nope. Have been waiting for suction cup from other supplier for WAY TOO LONG (I'm sure it's lost in the mail.)

but now I found you and your instructions. I fear my screen may be too cracked for suction cup anyway. ?? How do I do the tape thing?

I tried rolling up a piece of gorrilla tape, it didn't hold at all.

Thanks for help.

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Walter Galan


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Hi Annamarie. Welcome. Based on what you've described, it seems that the best way to remove the broken glass is piece by piece. I would carefully remove sections of the broken glass with a Metal Spudger Set and then proceed to remove the entire display assembly. When attempting this kind of repair, its best to always wear safety googles. Best of luck.

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Thanks for the answer. I read something else on this site that gave me the courage to go at it with a flat screwdriver. The repair has been successfully made. My phone not quite as good as new (the home button is a bit funky - I seem to have left some plastic on it) but it's working and has a uncracked screen. And if I do any more of this sort of thing I'll get some spudgers!


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