2nd gen screen anomaly.

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Halls, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Halls macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2010
  2. fswmacguy macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2009
    It's a hardware issue. Looks like the LCD is on it's way out.

    If you have Applecare, return it to Apple and get it replaced.
  3. tadad1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2008
    Looks like you may have a crack in the LCD panel, it will get worse over time until the bottom half of the screen turns completely white.

    As it is a second gen it is most likely out of warranty so repair by Apple or other commercial services will cost the best part of a new one.

    Alternately you can pick up parts for the 2nd gen very cheaply on ebay if you feel up to trying to repair it yourself. The repair requires no soldering and there are some good dismantle walkthrough videos and guides available with a bit of Googling.

    Aside from the LCD panel you would also need to pick up a new midframe bezel as it will get stretched an torn when you dismantle. The tricky part is having to cut out and refit your old home button assembly into the new bezel before sticking it back onto the digitizer. In all honesty it is much much easier to just buy a complete pre assembled (digitizer\bezel\home button flex) replacement front panel and all up with the LCD should cost you under $30 shipped.

    [​IMG] LCD[​IMG]
    Front panel
  4. Halls thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2010

    oh that`s cheap. definetly worth a try.

    thanks pal

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