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How easy would it be to fix this ipod? Answered

On a scale of one to ten (one being a 2 second fix, ten being i should not attempt at all), how easy is it for me fix this ipod, the screen appears fine. Also, how would i go about fixing it?

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zack247Best Answer (author)2011-04-22

i believe i have your answer.
many of my friends have had the same happen to their ipod touches, and i have told them all the same.
they dont understand the whole concept of fixing this and how simple it really is, you just need to go to www.dealextreme.com and buy a new touch sesitive overlay for your specific generation of ipod touch. this one looks like its either a 2nd or 3rd gen, the box should tell you what generation it is if you dont already know,

the new overlay may or may not come with the tools to remove the old screen, check the details of the dealextreme ad to see if it does, if it doesnt, search up something like "ipod repair kit", and you should find some (most likely green) sharp edged tools that look like a malformed flat screwdriver. you could use a flat screwdriver but you risk damaging your ipod.

remove the old screen and pop on the new one, there are lots of youtube videos for doing that.
it should cost you no more than $10.

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frollard (author)zack2472011-04-22

+1
Done this for 3 iphones now, and its brilliant. I recommend one of the amazon or ebay sellers that INCLUDE the tools/screwdriver/pry bars - only have to supply your own hair dryer.

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jeff-o (author)2011-04-25

Another good place to look for replacement parts is www.ifixit.com

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iceng (author)2011-04-21

Off you go to an Apple store.
Or are you into Photo Shop ?

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flybye22 (author)iceng2011-04-21

No i want to actually fix it myself. ( I think i just need to replace the glass)

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iceng (author)flybye222011-04-21

Here's a video
on how
to fix your ipod.

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flybye22 (author)iceng2011-04-21

That dosent look too bad... Thanks!

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iceng (author)flybye222011-04-21

Scared me, I can solder 20 mil pitch SMD parts, but I couldn't change the glass.

Good luck,

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frollard (author)iceng2011-04-22

its brutally easy to replace i-device glass - the only time consuming part is getting the old adhesive off, which is just a matter of scraping with a knife.

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jensenr30 (author)2011-04-21

The easiest way to fix this is to buy another.
We live in a throw away society, bro.

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jensenr30 (author)iceng2011-04-22

i am noticing that every comment you post has a capital letter two lines below the text response. i am very curious as to why...?

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iceng (author)jensenr302011-04-22

Like Lemonie's L signature.
A is for Alex.

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flybye22 (author)jensenr302011-04-22

Well i'm not looking for the easiest way per se... I would much rather pay $20 for a kit to replace the glass than $250 for a new one...

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