Broke My iTouch 2G screen. Replacing??

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  1. PeterM11

    PeterM11 Well-Known Member

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    #1 PeterM11, Mar 9, 2009
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    Ok, heres the deal. Last friday my iPod Touch 2G fell off my bed and must have hit something on my floor cause it created a spiderweb crack. It covers about the whole screen. Surprisingly, the iPod still works fine and there are no dead spots at all. I am a little concerned though, that some of the glass might eventually fall out. So I was wondering if there's any way I could replace the screen (or... the glass. I don't know if they are connected or the same thing or anything.) and if so, how hard is it? And how expensive would the new screen cost/ where could I buy one? (any links will help.)

    Thank you a ton for any help!

    EDIT: Oh I forgot to add - I checked and they won't cover anything that was an accident. And it was... There's nothing I can say that will get them to replace it I don't think.
     
  2. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    If your underwarranty they might replace it,I'm not sure how you'd go about repairing it yourself, any piece of glass won't work.
     
  3. Tennisking1o1

    Tennisking1o1 Well-Known Member

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    I believe you won't be able to get a new iPod from the Apple Store. I think new LCD screens for the iPod run for around $70-$80 online (sorry, no links :eek:), but I'm sure a quick google search could help you in that department. :)

    I couldn't imagine replacing the screen could be THAT hard. You may have to undo some screws here and there, and it will most likely void the warranty, but it's worth a shot if you can't get a replacement from the store
     
  4. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    Screws?! I've touched every part of my touch (wow, I sound like a techno-pedophile) and the thing is one solid slap of perfect machinery. I mean, where do you start dismantling? How do you bring yourself to dismantle it? ... beside the $210+, that is...
     
  5. PeterM11

    PeterM11 Well-Known Member

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    the screws are on the inside. I know you can buy some tool to pop the screen and stuff out of the back casing. but im not sure if i should be trying to fix this (which i really want to if i can do it for not too much. the cracks are annoying and i dont want it to break more!) or just leave it alone, or how to, or how much it would cost....
     
  6. PeterM11

    PeterM11 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys... I was wondering...
    Is it possible that i could take the screen out of an iPod Touch 1G and replace the broken one in my 2G with it?
    Or are they different sizes?
    I know the newer one had more of a yellow tent to it... is this in the screen or the software? Could that be a problem?

    And if it IS possible how hard would it be?

    I really wanna fix my screen but I do not have the money to get a new one or buy a replacement screen cause they go for about 200$ apparently.
     

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