Cracked Screen Repair

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  1. davids8477, May 10, 2012
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    davids8477 macrumors 6502

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    Yesterday my iPhone 4 fell and there are several small (maybe 1/2") cracks on the top left of the front glass.
    I do not want the expense of replacing the screen as I plan to replace it with the iPhone 5 in the fall.

    My question is has any one had experience with using a (tiny) drop of superglue - the very fluid type - to stabilize the cracks so that they do not get worse and to prevent pieces of the glass form falling out.

    I could use a screen protector (I guess), but would prefer not to.

    Anyone?

    Thanks
     
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  3. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a

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    If I were you I would use a screen protector. It will do a much better job of stabilising the screen and look much, much neater.

    With Superglue, you're bound to end up in a mess I think :eek:

    RTP.
     
  4. davids8477 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I bit the bullet and carefully applied Superglue along the cracks with drops in a pin. Tedious.

    however it seems to have worked and when the phone is on - screen lit its almost invisible.
    And more importantly its stable.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Just make sure you dont put the phone to your ear before the super glue dries off.
     
  6. davids8477 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :):):):):)

    Beats have to use ear buds!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    LMAO:D
    True that.
     
  8. Sherifftruman macrumors 6502

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    A screen protector might still be a good idea also. Those cracks tend to spread and it would suck to get a pocket or earful of glass.
     

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