GSM version of the fourth generation of iPad released November 2, 2012. Model Number A1459 / 16, 32, or 64 GB

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Why is tape/glue strip so bad?

Why is tape/glue strip so bad. It doesn't stick even after cleaning with alcohol.

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Alcohol typically ruins adhesive. Ifixit recommends replacing those strips:

iPad 4 GSM Adhesive Strips Replacement (Existing Panel)

iPad 3/4 Adhesive Strips

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I would add you need to apply pressure in one direction around as you apply the cover glass and keep it under pressure for a good 12hrs to let cure. Here's a good vid of us checking out different methods: EP65 Conclusion to the iPad Sealing Workshop at the iFixit Unconfrence

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