Double sided adhesive tape for cell phone repair

In some cases your replacement part may include a pre-cut adhesive made specifically for the phone that you are working with. Other times you may find yourself creating your own. In most cases you will need one of the types shown below. Each may have it's own advantages depending on your project. They vary in strength, thickness, and design so you should consider those properties when choosing which kind to use. You will also want to consider the characteristics of the surfaces that you will be bonding. Do you want very strong adhesion or are you working with something that you may want to remove again in the future? Typically screens should be bonded with something that won't give away easily while a flex cable being attached to a housing should not be so stuck that you will rip it when peeling it away. Whether you are repairing your own phone or a customers why not make future repairs as safe and easy as  possible?

Double sided adhesive rolls come in a variety of widths

The advantage of adhesive on a roll is that you will have a consistent width. This can also be a disadvantage as different projects will require different sizes. If you are buying a roll for one time use that only requires one size then it doesn't really matter much. If you perform repairs regularly though it is a good idea to invest in a wide variety of double sided adhesive rolls. The adhesive itself may be thinner than that of the 3M sheets.

Double Sided Adhesive
Double Sided Adhesive

Red Tape adhesive- one of the strongest

This roll is very sticky. It is also a bit thicker than the two above. For situations where a certain amount of padding is required such as when working with phones like the HTC MyTouch 4G or Vivid this is perfect. We use this for iPads and are very pleased with it's performance when compared to pre-cut iPad adhesives.

 

heavy duty ipad adhesive
Red Tape™ Adhesive Available in 1-12mm widths

3M300LSE adhesive is easy to cut

If you need several different lengths and widths to be cut for your repair then you can probably create them all using the rolls or sheets shown below. They have a good amount of stickiness but are also easy enough to remove if you apply some heat. They will often become distorted when you remove them and will probably need to be removed and replaced during each assembly/dis-assembly.

3M 300LSE 3/4" x 20 Ft Double Sided Sticky Adhesive Tape High Bond Iphone Screen

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3M 300LSE 3/4" x 20 Ft Double Sided Sticky Adhesive Tape High Bond Iphone Screen

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3M 300LSE Double Sided - SUPER STICKY HEAVY DUTY SHEET OF ADHESIVE TAPE

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    1. I used the 1mm roll above for the edges and some leftover 3M 300LSE cut to fit the top and bottom ends. I’ll add a link for the latter as soon as possible.

        1. I usually use the 1mm just for the sides. Depending on the phone you have either 2mm or 3mm should work on the other areas. You could just add a lot of 1mm strips but that’s a lot of effort and won’t bond quite as well as a single strip of the correct width.

  1. I have a galaxy s3 and front screen crack dlc still works what size tape can I use.. Is the tape super sticky I’m looking on amazon and most of the tape are poor quality won’t stick enough

  2. Hi.. I have a xperia Z1 and thanks to your tutorial, I am going to try replace the screen. Can you recommend the combination of tape sizes / types I should use. Dam fine instructions… THANKS!

  3. What color and thickness tape do you recommend for replacing a Samsung S5 LED assembly? Sorry if I missed it during the video. By orange do you mean red? Thanks

      1. Just to be clear. I need both the perimeter tape (the precut one for the S5) AND the red stuff for under the amoled? Or can I just use the perimeter tape. I noticed on the repair video, you only used the red stuff.

        1. I recommend using both. If the old tape behind the screen is still sticky you can probably get away without using new stuff but unless the perimeter adhesive is perfect and still very strong I would replace it. Otherwise the top or bottom of the screen may lift up over time.

    1. You’ll want to go around the frame everywhere other than where the windows are at the top and also don’t block the buttons at the bottom. Other than that most of the painted surface of the new digitizer should be adhered to the frame.

  4. I can’t find repair parts for my Galaxy S4 i545? I need a new AMOLED. I get to the link for color and there is no link to order. I have a Verizon i545 in black with a cracked lcd. No display but still functions. Thanks, Curtis

  5. what do u recommend for Sony z1s (Adhesive). dog chewed it up and im replacing everything but main board and batt. so i need to know about the headphone jack and the connecter on the side

  6. and do you know were i can find the small plastic cover for the mainboard inside the back cover? it has some conitions for the camra and flash.same z1s phone

  7. For the Galaxy s5 I see you used red line tape, but is double sided scor tape any good for the frame of the LCD?

  8. Is the red tape the transparent one used in the youtube video when fixing the s5? I am looking to readhere the screen correctly and need help choosing width and type. Do the new pre-cut ones adhere well? Thanks.

    1. The pre-cut is far better than making your own from the Red Tape. This wasn’t an option at the time that the video was produced but I highly recommend using the pre-cut adhesive. They are cheap and work very well. You might even buy two just in case you have trouble applying it the first time.

      1. What about applying the pre-cut adhesive? Am afraid i’ll mis-lay it and break my amoled when trying to unstick it. should i heat it up and the phone when applying? also, should i apply it to the amoled first or the rest of the phone first?

        lastly, what is a good way to clean the border of my phone as i want to make sure the adhesive is on a clean surface. this isnmy first time applying some so help is appreciated. thanks.

  9. What about applying the pre-cut adhesive? Am afraid i’ll mis-lay it and break my amoled when trying to unstick it. should i heat it up and the phone when applying? also, should i apply it to the amoled first or the rest of the phone first?
    lastly, what is a good way to clean the border of my phone as i want to make sure the adhesive is on a clean surface. this isnmy first time applying some so help is appreciated. thanks.

  10. Hi
    I’m replacing my iPad Air screen (digitizer) and want to know which tape to readhear screen with? Also I want to use tape to insulate somw parts of my screen to eliminate potential grounging causing ghosting,. What type of tape for this function? Thanks!

    1. I use the Red Tape adhesive found near the bottom of this page. Ghosting shouldn’t be a problem with the Air as it used to be with the Mini as that model had severe interference issues. If you have a good quality part you should not need to add any Kapton or other insulating tape.

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