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Heating up glue, poisonous or dangerous gas?


I have been repairing broken glass on iPhones now for quite a while, and have been thinking about if it could be a dangerous gas coming from either the heated glue or maybe the LCD (between the mirror and LCD?).

I have felt some dizziness after some repairs, and wonder if you others who have repaired a few times have felt the same?

Do you do any precautions? I have started to make sure I have windows open while working, but still, the gas might get straight to my brain!

Am I too concerned? I don´t know, but you know what D. Leary said "No Cure for Cancer."

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If you're listening to Leary, it's already to late.


mayer you mean Leary could be wrong "We didn't have rehab back in the seventies. Back in the seventies, rehab meant you stopped doing coke, but you kept smoking pot and drinking for a couple more weeks." :-)


Thank you for accepting my answer and be careful ;-)


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Erik, glue has several toxic chemicals that have a mind altering effect if inhaled. Glue sniffing induces a state of hallucination not unlike an inebriated condition marked by incoherent speech, inability to maintain balance and discern things clearly. You heat the glue, create vapors, inhale the vapors and you become partially hypoxic. The fumes also have a degenerative effect on the nasal cavity and lining resulting in discomfort while breathing. Some other related effects are chronic respiratory problems like bronchitis and of course a decrease in intellect due to chronic changes in the brain. I do not think that you are running the risk of that just yet, of course it depends how many iPhones you fix :-) I would strongly suggest that you only heat up any kind of chemicals in a well ventilated area or wear a small respirator/mask to avoid those nasty effects. Good Luck.

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I have never used the hot air method, I use time and patience to replace my screens. I pop most digitisers out from the back of mid frame and use spudger to help. I only do it this way because I lent my heat gun to someone and never got it back... Of course I'm not repairing on an industrial level and can take my time, it all depends on what you're comfortable with. I'd follow Turkey's advice about the respirator.


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