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Fix Your Stuff

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[* black] If your display glass is cracked, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping the glass.
[* black] Lay overlapping strips of clear packing tape over the iPad's display until the whole face is covered.
[* icon_note] This will keep glass shards contained and provide structural integrity when prying and lifting the display.
[* black] Apply a bit of isopropyl alcohol to a clean paper towel, and gently wipe any dust and fingerprints off the broken glass surface. This helps the tape stick to the glass better.
[* black] Lay overlapping strips of tape over the iPad's display until the whole face is covered. Clear packing tape works well, as does metalized propylene tape with acrylic adhesive.
[* black] Avoid bumps in the taping, as you will lift the glass using a suction cup later. You can tape over the (rounded) edges and trim the excess by gently sliding a scalpel along the glass. Be sure that the tape only sticks to the glass, not the frame.
[* black] Do your best to follow the rest of the guide as described. However, once the glass is broken, it will likely continue to crack as you work, and you may need to use a metal prying tool to scoop the glass out.
[* icon_caution] Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes, and be careful not to damage the LCD screen.