Regarding replacing the adhesive on a Microsoft Surface Pro 2
I’ve seen similar questions to this, but many of the answers are old (likely due to the age of the device) or don’t address all my questions so I wanted to seek the latest and greatest. My apologies if this is a misstep.
I’ve completed the battery replacement of a Surface Pro 2, tested it to make sure everything works, and now need to stick the screen back on.
I’m uncertain which adhesive to use. Many people in these forums seem to recommend Tesa 61395 or it’s earlier red tape equivalent. Some favor a variety of different 3M tapes. Is Tesa 61395 adequate for tablet screens (rather than smaller phone screens)? Do I need to be concerned regarding the thickness (as in depth) of the tape? Ifixit offers precut sheets of Tesa 61395. However I’m uncertain how big those are, and thus how many I’d need to buy to stick a tablet. Any advice on that?
How difficult is it to remove Tesa 61395 if I need to open the device again. I feel like the ifixit / tesa video listed it’s heat point as something like 200 degrees celsius (far higher than the 60 - 80 I was recommended to heat the Surface Pro 2 screen on to open it).
When it comes to applying adhesive, the consensus seems to be that one should clean all the residue of the previous adhesive off. With the Surface Pro 2 that will be… difficult without specialized products. Is there any concern in using a product like a goo-gone to clean the digitizer or plastic bezel?
Regardless, my thanks for any advice anyone might have, and my apologies for the trouble.
Is this a good question?