I haven’t seen a duct tape car repair in a while. But they’re still out there.
Who needs duct tape?
Between watching tutorial videos on YouTube and actually performing the repair, we spent about 9 person-hours. Next time would be a lot faster. We liked the irony of using the dictionary I got for a high school graduation present to weight the screen down while the new adhesive set up.
- If you use a hair dryer to soften the old adhesive instead of a real heat gun, it takes a lot longer
- Nothing beats Goof-Off
- “Spudging” is a great word to have in your vocabulary
The first thing we did was to make sure that duct tape was not a feasible solution.
The Apple Store wants a whole lot of money for a new screen, the local repair shop wants less but still hundreds. We can buy a replacement kit for under $30, so we’ll try that first.