IKEA-bana Vu

Ikebana is some kind of fancy flower arranging. 

IKEA-bana is when you put your flowers on top of your IKEA cabinets. This time with a much more stable vase. 

And IKEA-bana Vu is when your cat is instantly up there and ready to ‘accidentally’ rub up against them. Again. 

Glass Half Full

Well, we did it. DIY iPad screen replacement is possible, even for us!

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. 

Pro tips:

  • 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 

Screen Shot

This is what happens when you put a dramatic silk flower arrangement on a high spot, leave the iPad on the counter, and mix in an unknowable combination of a curious cat and air currents. 

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.

Still stylin’ after all these years 

The original Honda Insight was such a cool idea. This one has been held together with duct tape so long that the once-matching tape has faded to a beautiful palette of sunset colors. Reminds me of a print from the doctor’s office way back when. 

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