The iOpener is an insulated, heat-retaining bag that can be heated in a microwave and used to transfer heat to the adhesive along the edge of an iPad or similar device.

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Is There an alternative to the iOpener

I Dont have an i opener and i was wondering if i could use anything else that does the same exact thing as the iOpener. Thanks

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Thanks and also do i absolutely need an iOpener Or anything to do most repairs


Here is a video on using a heating pad as an iopener -

by is a larger option, It may take longer in the Microwave.


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A heating pad or a heat gun. :)

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Very, very, very careful use of a heat gun at that!


Yea, always use it on low.


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I know this is a bit late ;>)...

If you are a shop and will be doing iPad repairs on a regular basis, then a heated mat station like this is the preferred solution.

However, if this is for a one-off, the these "Magic Bags" work really well. This one is large enough to cover an entire iPad making it perfect for a digitizer replacement and you can use it at home when you have sore muscles.

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