Apple’s iPod Touch is a most advanced and delicate portable media player in the world. It has a thin glass cover on its top that makes it so fragile. Even a careless drop can make it an expensive paperweight and not more than that. Well, to make your investment safe, Apple provides limited warranty of one year. You can extend this warranty with specific amount to specific period.
The iPod includes two screens – one is the top protective glass surface and second one is the actual touch pad itself. The touch pad or touch screen is also known as a digitizer. If any mishap occurs with your iPod, the following information will help you to repair or replace parts of your iPod manually.
Replacement of LCD Digitizer
Go through the following steps in order to replace the broken LCD Digitizer.
- First, you need to remove the back plate of your iPod with the help of flathead screwdriver. You can remove it by sliding the flathead screwdriver in slit of the back plate and faceplate. Do the same thing until the back plate pops off.
- Now, put your iPod’s face down on the flat surface like table or glass. You have to remove the battery now. Try to raise it carefully as it would be glued to the internal part, you have to make a little effort to remove it.
- Take off the logic board. It will be fitted with 4 screws with the battery. Keep these screws safely.
- Now, it’s time to take the LCD digitizer out. For this, you need to remove the 16 little screws that protect the LCD.
- Unplug the damaged LCD by removing the black plug. Now, take the new LCD and plug it with the help of the same black plug.
- Fit the back plate and other parts of iPod by reversing above steps. If you are going to replace the outer faceplate as well, go ahead with the following steps.
Replacing of the Faceplate
- You have just replaced your LCD. Now, take out the “Home” button and keep it aside.
- Put down the faceplate lying upward and heat it up by a hairdryer. By this, the adhesive will be removed. Now, attach the screen and faceplate and you could easily separate these two.
- Remove the damaged screen right away.
- Fit the “Home” button and put the replacement screen over the faceplate.
- Warm the faceplate up slowly and carefully by hairdryer to strengthen the adhesion.
- Let the screen become chilly and check whether it is completely attached with the faceplate or not.
- Finally, close your iPod by reversing the steps carefully.
Tips and cautions
- Generally, the logic board is attached to the rechargeable battery with a cable. Be carefully while removing the logic board and battery.
- Keep all the screws in safe place and make sure that you can easily access them when required.
Repairing you iPod can void the warranty. Nevertheless, if your iPod’s warranty is already been expired then you don’t have anything to lose. Be careful and do it at your own risk.