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[* black] Insert wisdom hereOnce we got over the fact that obliterating the front panel of the display was the only way to get it out, we grabbed the skinniest tool we could find—an [http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/iFixit-6-Inch-Metal-Ruler/IF145-108#.T9-HzCtYu7M|iFixit 6" ruler]—and started prying.
[* black] With the top and sides of the display panel freed, we were able to slide the shattered remains out of the display assembly.
[* black] There were two thin strips of adhesive underneath the glass holding it in place, with a pattern that closely matched our trail of bubbles.
[* black] So, what's the lesson here? Strong adhesive and fragile glass means you're not going to get the display out without breaking it. Using a heat gun in this instance is more likely to warp the LCD than soften the adhesive enough to remove the glass safely
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[* black] Insert wisdom hereOnce we got over the fact that obliterating the front panel of the display was the only way to get it out, we grabbed the skinniest tool we could find—an [http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/iFixit-6-Inch-Metal-Ruler/IF145-108#.T9-HzCtYu7M|iFixit 6" ruler]—and started prying.
[* black] With the top and sides of the display panel freed, we were able to slide the shattered remains out of the display assembly.
[* black] There were two thin strips of adhesive underneath the glass holding it in place, with a pattern that closely matched our trail of bubbles.
[* black] So, what's the lesson here? Strong adhesive and fragile glass means you're not going to get the display out without breaking it. Using a heat gun in this instance is more likely to warp the LCD than soften the adhesive enough to remove the glass safely
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