Anyone with experience gluing down the bezel?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by frikfrak, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. frikfrak macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2007
    After one with a yellow screen/case cracks and one with dead pixels, I finally got one that's 99% perfect. The 1% that's bothering me is there is a gap between the bezel and the back case at the lower left corner of the phone, and partly up the left side. It's just enough to get a fingernail under, but not enough to make me risk another exchange. Since the bezel is glued to the back case, I'm tempted to try to glue down the problem corner. So, anyone here have any experience with this? Specifically, what glue did you use? Advice and thoughts appreciated.
  2. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

    Aug 25, 2008
    Los Angeles

    from my experience it was pointless to try to swap my old iphone for a new one, it wasnt any better in build quality ( no more dead pixels though)
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  4. frikfrak thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2007
    Can't do a picture because I've already fixed the problem! I used plain old superglue, a few drops right into the gap and then spread a little bit with a toothpick. Then pressed the bezel down against the back cover for 30 secs or so and pronto.....perfect bezel alignment.
  5. Auzburner macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    Nice that's a great and quick fix. Where the world would be without super glue and duct tape?
  6. fandsw macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    Helena, AL
    Be VERY careful doing this: super glue is very prone to fume up clear surfaces such as glass or plastic.
  7. maxxscholten macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2008
    Totally off subject, but I fixed one of my PSP games today with super glue! good fix!
  8. frikfrak thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2007
    Good advice. It took me a while to calm my nerves and get up the courage. I was worried that I'd mess up. I did get some glue on the back case and bevel, but was ready for that and managed to get it all off immediately and completely. As long as the glue holds, I have a perfect iPhone. If it doesn't hold, I guess it's another trip to the Apple Store.

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