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Best anti static tape

Just after some advice on what anti static tape to buy when fixing iPads, I'm in the UK. Thanks.

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Can you explain a bit deeper here what you are doing.

Technically there is no such thing as anti-static tape only dissipative tape materials (conductive).

- Aluminum foil tape

- EMI gasket tape

Both which are electrically conductive


Basically, I'm repairing an iPad that someone has already had a go at and failed miserably. They have removed and discarded all the black tape that you have to remove to repair the screen, now it's ghosting. Normally I just remove and replace tape but as it's not there I need to buy some to try and stop the ghosting problems. On researching I can get Kapton antistatic tape but I'm not sure if that's what I need or Kapton heat resistant, or something else entirely.

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@soop - You don't want a conductive tape here (Anti-static or EMI)! You want an insulating tape (straight plain Kaptan tape).

Here's a description on what you'll need to do: How To Fix iPad Ghosting

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I didn't even know this was a thing. Is Kapton tape anti static?

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I love Kapton tape for it's insulating properties both electrically & heat. It is not anti-static. But you can get one that has ESD conductivity! Conductive Kaptan Tape, RoHS Compliant


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