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Using a hairdryer instead of a heat gun?

Anyone think a hairdryer might serve the purpose of a heat gun for removing the glass in a cellphone display? Or is it not gonna get hot enough?

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A hairdryer certainly has the capability of loosening the adhesive in many displays. Generally, if a heat gun can get the job done, a hairdryer can, as well. Just be careful not to overheat/damage the device. I'd recommend starting with a low setting to try to loosen the adhesive. If that doesn't cut it, try upping the temperature a bit. Since hairdryers are not specifically designed for this, the temperature regulation might not be quite up to snuff with the heat gun, but if you are careful it can most certainly work.

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Thanks- the glass in this case is shattered, would you recommend nudging the shards with a plastic spudger or guitar pick? That's what I figured I'd do.


Which phone are you trying to fix? I rarely use a heat source on the adhesive of phones, I use metal spudgers or guitar picks and then scrape the adhesive off afterwards. It may take a little longer but I don't like the worry of ruining other parts.


Hey Rab, I would first try to pry the display up as a whole as much as possible. Prying individual shards is fine, but be extra careful not to accidentally push them into the device or stab yourself with them!


Im replacing the glass on iphone 6 fri n IM nervous Ive did this before anyone think I can pull this off


I use an ordinary household iron on low setting, with a teatowel. You can do a quick press for 2 seconds, check, another 2 seconds, etc...check...Works extremely well. Ps no steam!!


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