What adhesive / glue is best for screen replacement?
I recently shattered the screen of my Motorola Atrix 4G. I purchased replacement screens (yes, multiple) from Global Direct Parts.
It works fine, except I must have pulled most of the adhesive off when pulling out the old screen. The new screen barely sticks down.
I realize standard glue is not appropriate here. What adhesive should be used to stick the new screen down, and where can it be purchased ?
Is this a good question?
Global Direct Parts looks like a nice place. Not only do they sell adhesives with their products, they sell a number of Apple parts too. I would recommend what ever you choose to use for an adhesive that you clean the old adhesive off and apply the new evenly. Digitizers work off of pressure and they feel the change in pressure almost as much from the back as they do from the front.
Not an answer but an offer to buy one of those screens from you. My atrix screen cracked yesterday and I've been searching for replacements online. I've seen a few sites that sell them for $50-$60/each but I don't know how reputable they are (durapower, a-list technology).
swimh5 since you know it is not an answer, why not change it to a comment and attach it to the original question?
I have the Droid & I've noticed the glass is lifting. It started on the bottom right side of the phone & is working its way around. Glass not broken & phone works fine. All videos I've found do not show removal of just the glass, they are all showing taking the front part of phone from base. I was going to use Gorilla glue & a toothpick to go around loose edge & hopefully reattach the glass before something bad happens. Could anyone give advice on this? If not a good idea, could someone explain the process of removing the glass only & proper steps to reattach it to phone?
Super tuff phone, dtopped more times than I can remember, even slid off dash of car & onto pavement with no damage. I'm worried that it might break more easily now that it's not secured to the phone.
I'm not sure exactly what Droid you have as here are many, but often it is not possible (or just very difficult) to separate/re-bond the digitizer or outer glass without destroying something. On some Motorola Droid models, the LCD-Digitizer/Glass is a unit construction. Sometimes the "glass" is inserted and glued inside a plastic frame with some 3M type adhesive. But the thing you should be asking yourself is WHY the glass is separating...
As I have encountered some plastic bodied phones such as the iPhone 5C where the outer glass began to mysteriously pull apart from the plastic bezel b/c the chassis it was mounted to became distorted slightly somehow (repeated back pocket squash?) And, given it sounds like your phone has suffered several intense drops/shocks over its lifetime, it could be that the thing the glass is supposed to be attached to is no longer flat. And if that is the case, then any "re-bonding" repair obviously isn't going to last very long. I hope this helps,
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