LCD replacement mismatch

Discussion in 'iPod' started by dgp, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. dgp
    macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2010
    I ordered a new LCD for my iPod 5th generation from PDAParts. Last night I attempted the swap and all went well with the disassembly (of course, because I'm just ripping it apart). However, the new LCD seemed to match until I tried to insert the ribbon cable. After a good long try I finally compared the two ribbon cables under a magnifying glass. Although the screens look identical, the actual connector is a fraction wider on the new LCD, perhaps the wide of one pin. It simply won't fit and the old ribbon fits right back in, so I know I didn't gum it up.

    Could I have the wrong LCD, or more to the point, could revised versions of the 5th generation iPod have different screens? I may attempt to count the pins if my eyes can handle the task.

    I've unsuccessfully looked for a model number on the two LCDs.

  2. dgp
    thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2010
    32-pin vs 34-pin

    Just a follow-up on the iPod Classic 5th generation ribbon cable -- the original cable definately has 32-pins and the new cable definately has 34-pins. Therefore, unless the 5th generation used two different types of LCD connectors, I'm attempting to put a square peg in a round hole. Has anyone else ever counted the LCD connector pins?


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