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Released in December 2018, the View 20 features a 6.4 inch IPS LCD 1080 x 2310 pixel display.

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Heat gun or hot plate, what is best

Hey all,

So I'm finnaly learning how to do glass replacements and it got me thinking. I've got the above phone in need of a new LCD. Could I use my hot plate at around 65-75c on the silicon mat, leave the back of the phone on there for about 5 minutes then take the back cover off and do the same for the screen instead of getting the heat gun out. The heat gun provides heat but it's uneven where as the hot plate provides even heat. I'm starting to wonder if the hot plate will be easier in general. Anyone use a hot plate to do the repairs on this one before

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From what I’v heard, those hot plates are pretty nice to have as it does provide even heat. I don’t have one quite yet but my Porter Cable heat gun does do the job as I heat up sections of the back glass rather than the whole back at the same time to avoid burning myself and it’s easier to grip.

It’s all a matter of preference really. If it’s your personal device, why not give it a shot? If you damage it, well you won’t have to worry about dealing with an unhappy customer. Good luck!

And as a quick tip, don’t use metal tools to remove back glass. I just use one to get under the glass if possible then use either playing cards or the ifixit guitar picks.

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Im going to give it a shot I think, I'm thinking with the heat plate it's going to warm up the glue as well as the glass but slowly and evenly where as the heat gun hits the glass with alot of heat all at once but I'll give it a shot and let you know :)

I never use metal :) heat it, suction it, card it nice and easy and this way I can't damage the plastic :)

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I went for the heat pad and man how much easier and nicer the repair was, i enjoyed the repair for a change, it did take a bit longer but that's fine. i set a timer for 5 minutes left it on there and the come back when the 5 mins were up. The heat pad is my new best friend :D

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Glad to hear it worked out! Now I might invest in one lol.

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I've never heard of that before

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You can buy a hot plate from Amazon for less than 100 dollars. I just bought one and waiting for it to ship. The shipping is slow at the moment. I found one for 75 dollars, I found the same one for over 120 dollars. So check them all out. The price can vary quite a bit from each supplier.

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