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Follow this guide to replace a cracked top LCD cover glass on your Nikon D800. This procedure will fix a broken top cover glass, but not a cracked display.

Image 1/2: Place the iOpener in the center of the microwave. Image 2/2: For carousel microwaves: Make sure the plate spins freely. If your iOpener gets stuck, it may overheat and burn.
  • We recommend that you clean your microwave before proceeding, as any nasty gunk on the bottom may end up stuck to the iOpener.

  • Place the iOpener in the center of the microwave.

    • For carousel microwaves: Make sure the plate spins freely. If your iOpener gets stuck, it may overheat and burn.

which temperature must be used for heating? Thx

fbarletta - Reply

I found you need to be very patient when using the iOpener. It's worth taking your time, giving the heat time to work on the glue. When I finally got the battery out, there were some strips of glue left behind that I just cleaned off with some isopropanol before installing the new battery.

By the way, I had to run the iOpener for longer in my microwave for it to get hot enough. When it was too hot to touch, I figured it was hot enough for the batteries.

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I didn't find this to be as hard as I had built it up in my mind to be; HOWEVER, saying that I need to say years ago I was the local Nokia service center in my town. But many years ago right after they got rid of analog times. Yeah. A classic installer/repairer mistake when starting something they haven't fixed or installed before is picking up the instructions, flipping through them; maybe even reading a section that is new-then tossing the instructions over the shoulder. "I got this." This usually comes right before something major gets broke. And I can tell you when you try to do it yourself and then mess it up horribly then take it to the repair shop. Well we called that "I can do it myself" syndrome and charged extra to put back together what they brought in in the box. Now knowing all this - I can't stress this enough because I am stupid, stupid, stupid. COVER YOUR SCREEN IN CLEAR BOXING TAPE AND READ ALL THE INSTRUCTION BELOW THROUGH TO THE END BEFORE EVEN ATTEMPTING THIS FIX. Take my advise.

windizy - Reply

I didn't have an iOpener, so I used a wheat type heat bag. If you do this though, make sure you put a layer of plastic between your Mac and the bag, or you'll get condensation in places you don't want it.

Martin Gray - Reply

I started out using the iOpener but switched to my wife's hairdryer. A heat gun or hair dryer proved to be much more convenient and is a time saviour. You can heat more and the glue becomes more fluid make the next steps with the opening picks much easier

Jan Van Puymbroeck - Reply

Use a hair dryer! Watch this vid: https://youtu.be/16GkvjVyOJA It is much easier to do if you heat it from the other side.

Fletcher Carpenter - Reply

I wonder how many people actually wrapped in their iPhone into iOpener and put this "sandwich" into microwave??

putinaspiliponis - Reply

I know this is obvious, but backup your iPad with iTunes before you start. I'd also turn off your passcode if you have one.

Laurie Higgins - Reply

Image 1/1: Throughout the repair procedure, as the iOpener cools, reheat it in the microwave for an additional thirty seconds at a time.
  • Heat the iOpener for thirty seconds.

  • Throughout the repair procedure, as the iOpener cools, reheat it in the microwave for an additional thirty seconds at a time.

  • Be careful not to overheat the iOpener during the repair. Overheating may cause the iOpener to burst.

  • Never touch the iOpener if it appears swollen.

  • If the iOpener is still too hot in the middle to touch, continue using it while waiting for it to cool down some more before reheating. A properly heated iOpener should stay warm for up to 10 minutes.

May I know the temperate limit about heating iOpener? (maximum 150 degrees Celsius?) thx so much.

yamayhuang - Reply

I had to heat mine up for more than 30 seconds. After 30 seconds on high it was only warm. It had to keep trying different times and checking it until it got hot. I think the initial time that I put it in for was over a minute.

whale13 - Reply

DO NOT USE IN NON ROTATING MICROWAVE! It will pop a hole. I had it in for 45 seconds the first time. It wasn't very hot inside and I saw it started to leak on the paper towel I put under it. Just a fair bit of advice. I think I will just stick with the heat gun. Loud but useful.

Alex Jackson - Reply

I don't own a microwave.

mdanihy - Reply

Its again waterproof when you change iphone 7 battery?

Jon - Reply

I don't have a microwave???

Joe Blow - Reply

30 sec at which equivalent watts setting and what temperature does iOpener heats up to for 30 secs. Only just bought it so needs info before using it. Thanks

Sam Stieg - Reply

can i use just ordinary microwave???

juneseok kwon - Reply

If I don't have a microwave then I try to use hot air gun so how many munuts i want to heat ?

Mohideen Rifay - Reply

I heated mine up for 30 seconds, tested, then again for 30 seconds. It felt adequately hot. Leaving it on the left side, per the instruction, for a minute did not loosen the adhesive. I ended up pulling the suction cup hard enough to shadder the old screen. Moral of the story, I don't think it gets hot enough safely to have an affect.

Travis Dixon - Reply

Image 1/1: The iOpener will be very hot, so be careful when handling it. Use an oven mitt if necessary.
  • Remove the iOpener from the microwave, holding it by one of the two flat ends to avoid the hot center.

  • The iOpener will be very hot, so be careful when handling it. Use an oven mitt if necessary.

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Image 1/1: The following steps involve prying the glass up and out of the camera. If at any time you encounter too much resistance, reheat and reapply the iOpener to loosen the adhesive.
  • Lay a warm iOpener over the LCD glass to soften the adhesive holding it in place.

  • The following steps involve prying the glass up and out of the camera. If at any time you encounter too much resistance, reheat and reapply the iOpener to loosen the adhesive.

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Image 1/2: Insert a curved razor blade between the LCD glass cover and the body of D800. Image 2/2: The blade is sharp, and can damage the LCD. When completing this repair, do not insert the knife more than 3 mm into the LCD window to  avoid damaging the display.
  • Before beginning, lay a piece of packing tape over the broken glass to hold it together during the removal procedure.

  • Insert a curved razor blade between the LCD glass cover and the body of D800.

    • The blade is sharp, and can damage the LCD. When completing this repair, do not insert the knife more than 3 mm into the LCD window to avoid damaging the display.

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  • Slide the curved razor blade along the front edge of the LCD.

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  • Bring the blade around the corner of the LCD closest to the shutter button.

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  • Cut along the right edge of the display.

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  • Cut along the left edge of the display.

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Image 1/3: Use the blade to pry the edge of the glass off the LCD. Image 2/3: Use the blade to pry the edge of the glass off the LCD. Image 3/3: Use the blade to pry the edge of the glass off the LCD.
  • Insert the curved razor blade between the long edge of the LCD and the body of the D800.

  • Use the blade to pry the edge of the glass off the LCD.

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Image 1/2: Again, use the blade to separate the glass from the LCD panel. Image 2/2: Again, use the blade to separate the glass from the LCD panel.
  • Work your blade towards the corner nearest the lens.

  • Again, use the blade to separate the glass from the LCD panel.

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Image 1/3: Remove the razor blade. Image 2/3: Remove the razor blade. Image 3/3: Remove the razor blade.
  • While lifting up with the razor blade, insert a plastic opening pick underneath the LCD glass.

  • Remove the razor blade.

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  • Slide the pick along the top edge of the glass, prying up on the glass against the plastic body as you go.

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Image 1/3: Insert a second opening pick underneath the panel from the back-left side of the display. Image 2/3: Slide the pick right, prying up the glass panel as you go. Image 3/3: Slide the pick right, prying up the glass panel as you go.
  • Leave the first opening pick underneath the front-right corner of the glass.

  • Insert a second opening pick underneath the panel from the back-left side of the display.

  • Slide the pick right, prying up the glass panel as you go.

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Image 1/3: At this point there may be some adhesive tape connecting the glass to the camera. If so, simply pull the glass up until it's free. Image 2/3: At this point there may be some adhesive tape connecting the glass to the camera. If so, simply pull the glass up until it's free. Image 3/3: At this point there may be some adhesive tape connecting the glass to the camera. If so, simply pull the glass up until it's free.
  • Once the glass is mostly separated from the camera, peel the panel completely off the LCD screen.

  • At this point there may be some adhesive tape connecting the glass to the camera. If so, simply pull the glass up until it's free.

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  • Using rubbing alcohol and a q-tip, clean the old adhesive strips and any residue off the LCD screen.

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Image 1/3: Lower the left edge of the glass onto the display and press it firmly against the edge of the LCD window. Image 2/3: Ease the right edge into place. Image 3/3: Ease the right edge into place.
  • Carefully align the new LCD protective glass over the display.

  • Lower the left edge of the glass onto the display and press it firmly against the edge of the LCD window.

  • Ease the right edge into place.

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  • Press down on the edges of the display to ensure that the glass is strongly-adhered to the LCD.

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