Hacks for fixing and repairing your tech with Sugru

We’ve compiled some brilliant hacks for repairing and fixing your tech & gadgets with Sugru Mouldable Glue. Enjoy.

Protect with bumpers

Applying Sugru protective bumpers on all four corners of your phone, means you'll no longer have to worry when it goes flying. Check out how to make Sugru phone bumpers here.

Yellow Sugru bumpers on phone

Repair cracked screen

If you were too late in applying your phone bumpers, fear not. You can also apply Sugru as a temporary solution to a cracked screen. Simply follow the guide: How to fix a broken phone screen.

Cracked phone screen fixed with Sugru


Those little black dots tend to drop off after a while, so prevent expensive Macbook motor burnout by building Sugru versions that allow air to circulate.

Bottom of Macbook with red replacement foot made from mouldable glue

MacBook Sugru-Patch

The old MacBook design has held up well - there are still plenty in circulation despite the line being discontinued in July 2011. Naturally, wear and tear has an impact on the white polycarbonate casing. But yet again, there is a solution. Matt in Manchester sums it up: Old cracked Mac. Sugru. Win! I like the fact the orange Sugru highlights the design fault. Most satisfying.

Macbook with repair paste scratch protector


This mount can hold your ipad up pretty much anywhere, so you can watch tv or recipe-videos or anything else you so desire, at your desire. We've even seen this project done over a bathtub - you’re welcome. 

iPad in kitchen mounted on mouldable glue hooks

Sugru Keyboard Fix

One Sugru fan wrote to us: ‘Whenever I needed to change the batteries on my Apple keyboard it was a right fiddle - you need either strong nails or a coin to hand! I tend to have neither. So I stuck a little white Sugru on the battery chamber's screw cover to create an easy-turn knob - problem solved :)’

Apple cordless keyboard with replacement battery cap from repair putty

Sugru USB Mould

Laptops are meant to be portable, but detaching all your cables each time you leave your desk means more fiddling about when you return to plug them in. Here's a super smart solution to this from Johan, who created a Sugru USB hub for all his desk cables. Problem solved!

White repair putty mould holds various computer cables

Sugru Lego USB Port Organiser

This one kills two birds with one stone, as you may not want cables hanging around on the floor, but you CERTAINLY don't want lego there either (ouch!).

Lego figures hold computer cords on side of desk

Sugru Cable Fix

A list like this would be be incomplete without reference to the famous Sugru Cable Shield, perfect for phone or laptop cables. Frays, be gone! A full tutorial for this fix can be found here.

Frayed USB cable repaired with red mouldable glue paste

What are your creative tech workarounds? Email your tips & pics over to [email protected] or share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by tagging @Sugru and using the hashtag #mysugrufix. You could be our Fix of the Month winner!