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What Is This Tool?

10/13/2017 11:41 AM

As always when I post these "what is it?"s: I haven't go a clue.

My son has broken the lens cover on his phone. It turns out to be a common problem with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge: I found this instruction for replacing it.

The first picture in the sequence showing how to remove the back includes this rather odd looking tool.

Any suggestions as to what it might be?

Maybe its a device for giving a calibrated "knock" to the lens cover, so that they can demonstrate how to replace one which is genuinely broken .

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10/13/2017 12:09 PM

It's a heat gun to soften the glue around the edge of the cover...

https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Tools/Heat-Gun/IF145-031-1

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10/13/2017 12:27 PM

Thanks SE,

I'm glad I asked now: I was just going to ignore it.

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10/14/2017 12:36 PM

Dang!!! That looks like a sure way to melt a plastic cover, oh heck, the whole case. Better take that slow and easy.

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10/13/2017 12:38 PM

What is the "back cover sticker" mentioned at the last?

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10/13/2017 1:32 PM

It's a piece of pattern cut double sided tape that holds the thing together....$1

Remove the old sticker first....SolarTip

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10/13/2017 1:37 PM

I was afraid that'd be the answer.

Doesn't ANYBODY speak English any more, except the Brits?

At least they didn't call it a sticker thingy!

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10/14/2017 5:03 PM

When you say English, do you mean :

A. Bloke

B. Fag

C. Fancy

D. Hoover

E. Mate

F. Pint

G. Quid

H. Reckon

I. Rubbish

K. Wicked

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10/14/2017 5:05 PM

Oh, and

L. Bollicks

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10/13/2017 2:28 PM

its the same with iPad, only the repair kit, doesn't come with the heater.

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10/16/2017 5:18 AM

Thanks again:

Added to my orders.

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10/13/2017 2:00 PM

Hot air gun?

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10/14/2017 7:21 AM

Sorry, must learn to read previous replies with my specs on!

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10/14/2017 9:42 AM

Looks like everything's been well covered, but I just wanted to add my favorite site for repair guides: https://www.ifixit.com/Device/Samsung_Galaxy_S6

Also if you don't have a heat gun you can use a hair dryer, but it'll just take longer to soften the adhesive, obviously.

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10/14/2017 11:00 AM

Where I live, simply setting it in the sun for 10 minutes in the summertime will make it too hot to pick up.

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10/14/2017 4:55 PM

I was going to say that it might be tool #45T64397W51798 , that Lyn was still waiting on back order from the dealer.

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10/14/2017 5:18 PM

I made my own.

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10/14/2017 11:00 PM

Still have to work on the temperature controls?

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10/14/2017 11:23 PM

Well, I still have to work on the "Gently Warm" setting I guess.

I'll need to put a lock out on "Flash Fry".

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10/16/2017 2:27 PM

It may be a horn of an ultrasonic welder - It is magic on plastics.

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