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IR Thermometer is wonderful.

7ynChris -

My Problem

I needed to separate a very delicate LCD from UV bounded digitizer&glass, the problem with this is always the degree of heat you have to apply; without burning the LCD under it. It becomes twice as difficult when the frame is aluminum drawing heat away, demanding /more/ heat to get the glue to break down.

My Fix

It went well, confident as I am with repairing electrical devices, heat & lcd's are two things I tend to always be nervous about. So the Ir Thermometer made the task incredibly simple. It allowed me to maintain a consistant 120*f, without burning the lcd, but allowing the glue to remain in a constant liquid state.

My Advice

I had previous purchased two other IR Thermometers, one came from RadioShack and the other from Hampteron. Both of which worked similar to the one iFixit stocks, but the iFixit model is by far superior to either of my previous purchased ones.

It won't surpass the quality of a $200+ thermometer, but it works at a lower energy consumption and much better spectrum spread than the competition.

The lcd, and light/led enable/disable is also a wonderful feature on the ifixit model; my previous ones didn't have.

As far as advice goes from separating lcd/s from uv bounded devices: Keep a constant amount of heat, around 100 - 125. Don't heat it too high it will damage the lcd beneath, at the right temperature the glue becomes liquid, and separating it at that point is a simple task.

Oh, also soft nylon/plastic picks/blacksticks. A must - don't use anything that will mar, or apply too much force when lifting the digitizer. (common sense, pretty much).

iFixit Opening Picks (Set of 6) Image
iFixit Opening Picks (Set of 6)

$4.99

iFixit Opening Picks (Set of 6) Image
iFixit Opening Picks (Set of 6)

$4.99

IR Thermometer Image
IR Thermometer

$19.99

Nylon Tipped Tweezers Image
Nylon Tipped Tweezers

$4.99

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