2nd gen iPod Touch: Touch Screen Not Responsive!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by wickerman1893, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. wickerman1893 macrumors 6502

    wickerman1893

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    So earlier today I traded my friend my old iPhone 3G for some cash and a iPod Touch. He told me the iPod's touch screen was no longer responsive and I agreed. So when I got home I tried restoring it, hard resetting it, un-jailbraking it, putting iOS 4.0 on it but the screen does still not respond to touch. So I'm almost positive its not software related. Any idea of what it could be? At this point I'm guessing just a bad touch screen that could be replaced. How hard is it to replace one of these? I may replace it or just sell it on ebay broken as-is.
     
  2. liamkp macrumors 68020

    liamkp

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    Why did you sell your iPhone? If its because you got a iPhone 4 then you should probably sell it for parts as long as your not good with electronics. So basically, repair it if your good with electronics, if not either have Apple fix it or sell it for parts, and if you can fix it then keep it if you dont have an iPhone 4, or sell it if you do.
     
  3. wickerman1893 thread starter macrumors 6502

    wickerman1893

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    Yeah it's because I bought an iPhone 4 and have no need for the 3G. I am good with electonics so I prolly will end up replacing it and selling it then....
     
  4. liamkp macrumors 68020

    liamkp

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    Sorry i didnt read your sig. That would probably be the best choice. Just in case, dont try advertising it on macRumors.
     
  5. tadad1 macrumors 6502a

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    Not that hard to replace, I have done a couple. The best way is to buy a complete replacement front unit (digitize, midframe bezel, startbutton and flex all preassembled), that way you only have one flex cable to connect before snapping the new unit into place. It is a lot easier than having to dick around cutting out your old home button assembly and remounting it on the new bezel then having to glue it all together.

    You can pick one up on ebay for under $25 shipped, I have used this guy for parts on several occasions and have never had any problems with his service or parts quality and he also includes the plastic opening tools to remove the old unit.

    There are a number of good video walkthroughs on Youtube as well that will show you how to go about removing the digitizer.
     
  6. liamkp macrumors 68020

    liamkp

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    Sweet.
     

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