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The OnePlus 7T is an Android smartphone from OnePlus. It was released in October 2019.

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Can't remove screen, even with heat gun

I ordered a replacement screen from ifixit for my OnePlus 7t. I got the back glass off with no problem. I've tried probably 5 times now to remove the screen but it won't budge even a tiny bit to let me wedge a plastic card in. I'm using a suction cup to pull on the screen. I'm heating it with a heat gun for about a minute each time. I've tried setting it at both around 180 degrees F (82 C) and 300 F (149 C). Is there some trick I'm missing?

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try 180c and some ipa around the edges


Thanks for the quick reply @daniel. I tried both of those things and it still won't budge.


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Well, I had to get pretty aggressive, but I got it. Here's what I did:

1. Heat all edges with a heat gun at 180c (356f) for one minute.

2. Use a suction cup to pull on the screen. I also plugged a usb cable into the bottom of the phone to give me another place to carefully apply counter pressure.

3. Slowly wedge a razor blade between the screen and the body at the bottom of the phone and work it until I was able to get a plastic pick in.

Eventually I was able to use the razor blade to clear enough adhesive that I could slide a plastic pick in. I did have to carefully use the razor blade as a pry - sliding it in a bit and then putting gentle pressure on it to try and pry the screen up. The glass actually started breaking a little where I was doing it. Then I just had to slowly go around the body to loosen the adhesive.

Obviously this approach will only work if you know you're replacing the screen, because you're almost guaranteed to damage the screen you're removing.

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