Display Falls Off After Repair - New Adhesive Not Sticking Properly
I've opened up a late 2012 iMac to replace the stock HDD with a Samsung Evo SSD. The computer was up and running and I restored everything etc. But after removing the old adhesive and putting on the new double sided adhesive tape from iFixit, the screen feel off, not one but 2x (I used new adhesive each time and removed most of the old adhesive as well).
Is there any trick to get the display to bond with the iMac frame/desktop itself? I'm getting worried about the display cracking and it's generally frustrating to keep spending money rebuying new adhesive. I used the included suction cups the 2nd time around, hoping that the pressure of those would help the screen and frame bond firmly & securely… but had no luck with that method obviously.
Thanks very much in advance for any tips and suggestions!
Ist dies eine gute Frage?
I'll get a roller and use the alcohol to clean all the old adhesive off. But when you say leave the screen in the up position I assume you mean just tilt it up via the hinge? I also don't have a heat gun, but I wil get one for future projects.
Thanks for your response.
von Matthew Reis
Fully horizontal flat on its back.
This allows the capillary bonding to finish between the adhesive and the metal and glass surfaces. The heat of the heat gun (mild) speeds it up the pressure from the roller makes sure the surfaces are fully engaged with each other.