The display of a phone or other device is often one of the more expensive parts of the device. The removal of a display for repair or to access parts below it is typically a risky and breakage-prone process. This disclosure describes techniques that embed a thin, heat-sensitive wire between the display and the adhesive that adheres the display to the body of the device. When the display is to be removed, the ends of the wire are pulled out and the wire can be heated, e.g., by connecting its ends to a battery. The heat loosens the adhesive, and the display can be removed with ease. When the repair is done, the now-cooled wire is re-embedded below the display, the adhesive is reapplied, and the display is fastened to the body of the device. The described techniques enable easy and non-destructive disassembly and repair of devices.
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Huang, Ives, "Phone display repair", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 05, 2019)