How to remove a superglued security base from my tablet?
August 29, 2014 12:35 PM Subscribe
I was given a tablet demo unit from my workplace because we no longer sell this model. It's functional and great, but still has the old security base attached. It's a circular nub about 1" thick that fits into the cradle of the demo pedestal, and has wires coming off both ends of the nub. I can cut off the wires, but the nub is superglued onto the back of the device. What's the best way to remove it? Photos within.
posted by wintersonata9 to Technology (8 answers total)
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It's a Kobo Arc tablet.
I was the one who superglued the security nub onto it in the first place - I'm in charge of the Kobos at my store. Lest anyone think I'm asking for nefarious purposes.
All superglue removal tutorials online seem to focus on removing a patch of glue from a surface using acetone/hot water, not unsticking two items. And anything that does involve unsticking two items involves lots of heat (hair dryer etc.) which I think would damage the tablet.