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How Do you Get dust out of an iPod Touch 4th Generation Screen? Answered

Ive had it in my pocket. (duh.) and there is a lot of little particles that looks to be getting in through the Home button.

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7654321 (author)2011-05-19

Actually iPhones are held together with screws, ipod touch 4g is held on by a very strong glue that your best option to get off is to not mess with it., You could use a heat gun, but disassembling an ipod touch is not recommended. My suggestion is to get a cover for it so no further dust gets in and like Vyger says, live with it.

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Vyger (author)2011-05-19

The safest option is to just live with it.

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frollard (author)2011-05-19

I've replaced several iphone screens and its not HARD but it is time consuming if you need to totally disassemble it.

Look for a video about replacing the screen glass - you won't need to replace it, but you will need to get to the point of removing the lcd from the glass (you don't need to do the heat gun trick to get the adhesive off the glass, just need to unclip the lcd itself from the glued on plastic tray on the glass.

From there you can clean it out with a microfiber cloth and some screen cleaner. be EXTREMELY careful with the ribbon connectors - if they break you need to replace the lcd or digitizer (or both).

Tools you will need:
Tiny philips screwdriver (2 screws next to the dock port)
paperclip (to remove the sim tray)
suction cup (optional but helpful) to pull the glass
plastic tweezers to pry the ribbon cable tabs
cleaning cloth/lcd solution (or alcohol) (optional)
air duster/blower (optional).

*WATCH THE ENTIRE VIDEO THROUGH FIRST TO UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS BEFORE BEGINNING TO SEE IF THIS IS A JOB FOR YOU*

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frollard (author)frollard2011-05-19

*I recommend a video like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpapOuNXwyc

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Burf (author)2011-05-19

The only way I know is to open it up and those buggers are a tough nut to crack and the work your way down to the screen.
Are you sure they're not on the surface? Take and dampen a soft cloth with plain water and see if you can get them off with that before you try to open it.

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