Special glue for screen reattachment?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by honeycombz, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. honeycombz macrumors 6502

    honeycombz

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    Hey, I have a mid 2012 mbp and the screen near the camera area is detatched from the case a bit. Everything seems to work fine but just wondering what I can do to fix this? Is there some special adhesive?
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68040

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    I believe the ifixit (www.ifixit.com) site and maybe even OWC (www.macsales.com) sell the adhesive strips needed to attach the screen. I'm not sure if the screen on the MBP attaches the same way as on iMacs so those adhesive strips may not work right. Give OWC a call first and ask.
     
  3. honeycombz thread starter macrumors 6502

    honeycombz

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    OWC said they don't sell anything. Not seeing anything on ifixit guess I'll contact them.
     
  4. theapplehead macrumors 6502

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    I used epoxy on a late 2011 MBP, and it is still working like a beast. I wouldn’t overthink it. Just be careful when putting it on, cause there are no second chances.
     
  5. velocityg4 macrumors 601

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    You can try cleaning off the old adhesive and use double sided adhesive for generic screen replacement on a variety of phones and tablets.
    https://www.amazon.com/NIUTOP-Double-Adhesive-Digitizer-Display/dp/B00K4VZNF2/

    If you want to take the guess work out of it. Get a new glass cover which already has new adhesive. Be sure to clean every spec of dust and interior smudge. Work in a low dust environment with no moving air. As it is impossible to remove either once the glass is fixed in place.
    https://www.amazon.com/Odyson-Glass-Cover-Replacement-MacBook/dp/B01MQYHUNH/
    https://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Adhesive-MacBook-Unibody-2009-Mid/dp/B0798NLTL9/
     

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