is your iPad glass separating? Possible fix inside!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gdeputy, May 6, 2011.

  1. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

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    So, like many of you my iPad 2's glass was 'separating' at the bottom to the right of the home button. Just a tiny bit, but enough to be annoying for me (ocd a little maybe :p).

    Anyways, Just a few minutes ago I took my girlfriends hair dryer and 'heated' the area.. got it nice and hot and applied pressure, did this 2-3 times and it SEEMS like it's holding down much better now.

    I'll update in a little to see how it holds up long term but might be a fix. For me my backlight bleed is very minimal, and there is no yellowing, also I have ghost armor on so avoiding a replacement is preferred for me..

    I'll let ya guys know!
     
  2. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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  3. gonnabuyamacbsh macrumors 6502

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    because that would make too much sense.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    That's why.
     
  5. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Why? There is light bleed?
     
  6. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I think that, here, you've softened, but not melted, the glue; which causes the "loose bit" stick tonthe glue an not pop out anymore.

    I did have an idea:
    - IMO the blacklight bleed is caused by the lack of glue / bezel raising, as glue not completely drying before released dim stable enclosure.
    - Thererfore, I was thinking, if it's the bezel being slightly raised, then you could just heat up all of the bezel and push it to restick it.
    - If the problem's to do with not enought glue:
    ------------------ <- screen
    ----- <no glue > --- <- glue
    ______________ <- backlight

    In this case you would need to melt the glue. This, would need a lot of heat; IMO, too much for the plastic / components to handle.

    When I get my iPad I'll do the first, if there's backlighting problems - if that doesn't held I'll return it.
     
  7. gdeputy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just return it?

    1. My iPad other than that is perfect. At max brightness with a black image in my totally dark bathroom I can notice SLIGHT light bleed with NO yellowing. In normal usage i've never once noticed it.

    2. theres no harm in trying this, if it doesn't fix I can return it. If it does work great!

    3. Like I said, I'm a busy guy and I don't want to have to spend 5$ on shipping for a replacement ghost armor and have to reapply when mine is currently nearly perfect (anyone with skin experience knows these are hard to get down with minimal dust/particles.)

    Also, the apple store is maybe 30-35 minutes away, which equates to AT LEAST another 15-20 dollars in gas.

    So right off the bat I'm down 25$ plus reinstalling my shield PLUS spending the hour and a half to go there and get it replaced.

    ANYWAYS

    update, it's worked so far. Held for like 6-8 hours at this point. I'm satisfied. If for any reason it unsticks I'll simply go through the hassle I want to avoid, but it's worth spending 3 minutes doing this rather than 2+ hours and some cash.
     

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