Motorola Atrix 4G

The Motorola Atrix 4G is dual-core Android-powered phone by Motorola.

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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 ?

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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.

by ABCellars

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).

by swimh5

swimh5 since you know it is not an answer, why not change it to a comment and attach it to the original question?

by oldturkey03

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.

by 8690350

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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Yohotown is an ebay store that sells double sided tape that is 2mm wide for this purpose:

http://cgi.ebay.com/50M-3M-Adhesive-DOUB...

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+ most adhesives you get with screens are just fancy double sided tape, not a glue as most people expect. I wouldn't recommend a superglue as jonjordan has for going anywhere near my digitiser etc.. if it fails again how on earth are you going to remove that??

by pollytintop

+ looks like nice stuff, made by 3m, I just ordered 1 to try it out. Good price on a 50m roll too.

by ABCellars

+ that is The Right Stuff

by oldturkey03

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i found the 3m adhesive for the atrix here for $4.95

http://www.durapowerglobal.com/Motorola-...

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i used clear silicone

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Are you kidding me superglue????????? I think that phone repair people should be state certified myself included lets watch a youtube video and "become a pro" remember the right tool for the right job people... I mean come on silicon we arent waterproofing a bathtub and superglue we arent in craft class hotglue we aint doing projects at the old folks home 2mm double sided tape if there isn't a adhesive kit for the phone

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LIKE! Oops, wrong site (-;

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I wouldnt worry about the superglue sticking to the metal (for the people who say it would be tough to remove if you had to replace it again).

I would me more concerned thar 1. it wont hold at all, or will give way after getting bumped a few times, or 2. that the super glue could spill over past the edge of the glass when you set the new digitizer in place, causing it to show. 3. unless you put glue arround the entire frame, dust will still get in very easily.

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I agree it seems best to avoid the super glue if possible. It's too runny to stay where you want it and usually turns a bit "chalky-white" & quite noticeable in contrast with the rest of the screen, lowering the overall appearance and value.

I haven't completed this project yet myself but I was going to look into silicon products. It seems that's what was used in the screen I pulled out to replace and it's reasonable to believe it would act as sufficient adhesive, remain more transparent than alternatives and possibly even be best for water resistance!

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silicon works for aquariums and vehicle windows!

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Superglue. ..really bad idea...

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I used superglue on my phone. you don't have to worry about never getting it back off if you need to get into the phone. you need to worry about the screen not staying in. I sat my phone on the table and the glass slide off of the phone!

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I wouldn't recommend superglue. I shattered the screen to my lg nitro and used super glue. I sat my phone on the table and I seen a gap on my phone screen I picked up my phone and the screen fell out.

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why not using 'hot glue' from a hot glue gun; you can purchase this for less than 10 bucks from amazon or your local walmart store

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what about uv glue has anyone tried that it supposed to be for the phone glass

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loca

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Yes!!! Finally someone mentions the correct answer "LOCA GLUE PLUS DOUBLE SIDED ADHESIVE TAPE." IS LITERALLY THE ONLY AND CORRECT WAY TO DO THIS... ALL THE OTHER THINGS PEOPLE ABOVE HAD SAID LIKE HOT GLUE, TAPE, ELMER GLUE.. THOSE R ALL DUMB @%^ ANSWERS LIKE COME ON REALLY... if u have done one cell phone screen replacement then u done them all... they r all basically the same. Just be patient. And I do not recommend a person doing their first screen replacement to use loca glue..

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If you go on Amazon .ca they sell a 2mm wide double sided tape for cell phone screens or you can probably get also from Amazon.com

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has does the new glue work for a compound facture in the back

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does the glue work in back sugery

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can i get a answer asap

by unknowen

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I like Loctite brand super glue which can be purchased at hardware stores and other locations where superglue is sold. Hope this helps.

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I wouldn't necessarily want to use a superglue on a part that may have to be removed again(people are clumsy!)

by pollytintop

Please do stay away from super glue whenever you perform a repair like this. It will be a PITA for you if you will ever have to open or fix it again.

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