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Follow this guide to cover a cracked or shattered smartphone display with packing tape prior to making repairs. This makes the screen easier to remove with a suction cup, as well as protects you from glass shards.

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  1. If your phone has a cracked screen, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping over the glass. Lay overlapping strips of packing tape over the phone's display until the whole screen is covered. This will keep glass shards contained and provide structural integrity when prying and lifting the display.
    • If your phone has a cracked screen, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping over the glass.

    • Lay overlapping strips of packing tape over the phone's display until the whole screen is covered.

    • This will keep glass shards contained and provide structural integrity when prying and lifting the display.

    • Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from any glass shaken free during the repair.

    • If the broken glass makes it difficult to get a suction cup to stick to the screen, try folding a strong piece of tape (such as duct tape) into a handle to lift the display.

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