Introdução

Replace a broken display with this guide.

  1. The glass front panel on the second generation Touch has a plastic frame glued both to its outer edge and also under the wide black strips at the top and bottom of the device. The frame also has a rubber strip that surrounds the edge of the glass panel.
    • The glass front panel on the second generation Touch has a plastic frame glued both to its outer edge and also under the wide black strips at the top and bottom of the device. The frame also has a rubber strip that surrounds the edge of the glass panel.

    • The picture at left (front panel already removed) shows the locations of the metal clips (shown in red) that snap on to the plastic frame. In the next few steps, try to pry the front panel up from the gaps between these clips.

    • Also, be mindful of the very thin and delicate touch screen ribbon cable (connector location shown in orange) attaching the front panel to the upper left corner of the Touch.

  2. Gently insert a plastic opening tool, near the volume control buttons, between the plastic surround of the screen and the metal case.
    • Gently insert a plastic opening tool, near the volume control buttons, between the plastic surround of the screen and the metal case.

    • Rotate the tool away from the Touch to pry up on the glass panel.

    • The key is to work slowly and gently to avoid breaking internal components.

    • If you are having difficulties using a plastic opening tool. You could try a razor blade, we found it easier to release the clips with one. Please be extremely careful if you take this route!

    • Insert the plastic opening tool between the front panel and its plastic surround and pry up at several points along the left edge of the Touch.

    • Do not insert the tool and run it down the edge of the front panel. This may damage the front panel and the rubber seal. It is best to work one point, pry up, then remove the tool and reinsert it at the next spot to be pried up.

    • Continue prying up the left edge until the top and bottom edges start to lift out of the Touch.

    • Once the top and bottom edges have lifted slightly out of the Touch, use the opening tool to assure the plastic surround is detached from the clips along the inside of the Touch.

    • Continue the prying procedure, now focusing on detaching the plastic surround from the internal metal clips.

    • Pry along the top edge of the Touch to further separate the front panel from the rest of the device.

    • Pry up the front panel along the right edge using the method described in previous steps.

    • Eventually work around the entire perimeter of the front panel until it is lifted slightly from the rear panel.

    • Also, ensure that the plastic surround is separated from the clips in the rear panel.

    • Lift the front panel out of the rear case minding the cable still attaching it near the upper left corner of the Touch.

      • Make sure you DO NOT tear the display's touch screen connector cable. Tearing this will render your display useless.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger (or an opening tool) to pry the touch screen cable connector up off the upper logic board.

    • Now that the front panel is out, check it for damage. If the plastic surround is not flush with the front face of the glass panel, gently peel it off and stick it down.

    • Be careful not to scratch the front panel on the underside of the black portions, as the scratches will be visible once the device is reassembled.

    • Be sure to clean both the face of the display and the inner surface of the front panel, as any dust or fingerprints will be trapped inside the Touch once it is fully reassembled.

    • Insert a small iPod opening tool with the edge angled up toward the underside of the display between the white plastic backlight and the metal shield beneath it.

    • Pry up along the lower edge of the display enough to grab it with your fingers.

    • Lift the display up from its lower edge and rotate it toward the top of the Touch.

    • The next few steps require removal of components under where the display normally sits. Be sure to hold the display to avoid putting tension on the delicate display ribbon cable.

    • While holding the display with one hand, run an iPod opening tool down the two long edges of the mylar reflector attached to the metal display tray.

    • When it is sufficiently free from the display tray, remove the mylar reflector from the Touch.

    • Remove the seven Phillips screws securing the metal display tray to the rear panel.

    • The two darker screws belong in the two holes in the tray nearest the bottom edge of the Touch.

    • Lay the display back down into its tray.

    • Remove the final Phillips screw securing the metal tray to the rear panel.

    • Lift the display out of the metal tray and rotate it toward the top edge of the Touch.

    • Use an iPod opening tool to lift the metal display tray and rotate it up toward the top edge of the Touch.

    • Use the edge of an iPod opening tool to peel the copper tape off the top edge of the display.

    • Leave the copper tape attached to the metal display tray.

    • Use an iPod opening tool to pry the display cable connector up off its socket on the logic board.

    • Lift the metal display tray slightly (the battery is attached to its underside) and remove the display from the Touch, minding its delicate cable that may get caught.

    • The display ribbon cable is routed under the metal display tray.

Conclusão

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

162 outras pessoas concluíram este guia.

I wore a pair of nitrile gloves (the blue ones) while putting in the new LCD and glass. That way no fingerprints got on the inside portions of the screens.

Thanks for the great instructions, I'm happy to keep using my same iPod and not have to buy a whole new unit.

Mike - Responder

Somehow it always get left out of these tutorals that the !@#$ thing has ALL parts glued together! There's a thin layer of what looks like silicon sealant/glue between the glass and the metal shell. Then the LCD is glued (also with silicon) to mylar backing and mylar backing is glued to the metal frame. The battery is also glued to that frame. The glue gives if you're persistent but it's very easy to crack the LCD while trying to pry it from the metal frame and I had to literally cut the battery off of the other side of that frame.

Elabz - Responder

Ugh... Apple makes it almost impossible to open without breaking it.

Aiden Baker - Responder

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