Repair the cracked glass face of an Apple iPhone 3G

Not so fast my friend

While the double-sided tape held the glass face plate in place temporarily, one of the corners kept separating. The slight warping of the plastic frame created torque forces that the tape could not overcome. Thus enter the large binder clip.

Images compiled or created by Mark Kaelin for © TechRepublic.

About Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.

Free Newsletters, In your Inbox