Cheap fix for 4g Touch cracked glass?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Jeffbo, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Jeffbo macrumors newbie

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    I dropped my 4g Touch and now there's a series of small cracks in the upper left corner (a bit of glass even fell out)! But the good news is that it still works fine. So I don't want to spend $100+ on new glass -- I'd be happy to just make sure it doesn't get worse, because I'm worried about the cracks getting bigger if I don't do something about it. Any suggestions? Is there some sort of superglue-type adhesive to just stop it from cracking anymore, or maybe a screen protector that will hold it together?

    I need your expert advice -- thanks!
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    If you don't drop it again, I don't think it would get worst. Unfortunately, the best way to get it fixed is by Apple, which might run you some money. I would buy a screen protector (so you aren't touching the broken glass).
     
  3. iApples macrumors 65816

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    It's most likely going to crack even more. Cracks in glass always get bigger over time. I'm sure there is something you could put on it to prevent the glass from cracking even more, but I'm not sure what that would be. You would need to Google that one.
     
  4. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    eBay! Paypal takes bank information now too so you don't even need to charge to a credit card! I'm on my 4th 3Gs screen. If you don't mind waiting a month for shipping, you can get a new screen for around $10 or less from hong kong. If you don't want to wait so long, find one from a USA seller, however expect to pay more. Not sure how hard it is to replace it on the iPod Touch 4G, but its fairly painless on the 3Gs if you're patient.

    EDIT: As for it continuing to crack, trust me with experience. Once you have even a nick, all it takes is a 1 foot fall for the entire thing to completely shatter and you'll be losing glass all over the place.
     
  5. chenahfu macrumors newbie

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    iPod touch 4th gen. Digitizer is fuse to the glass. So it cost much much more to replace.
     
  6. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    ..The Digitizer is fuzed to the glass on all iPods/iPhones. The Glass + Digitizer is 6 dollars. If for whatever reason the LCD is also fused together with it, expect the cost to jump to around $50
     
  7. Jeffbo thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Then just take it to Apple if you have an 8GB. It's $99 for 8GB, $149 for 32GB, and $199 for 64GB.
     
  9. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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    Do you have to buy the digitizer with LCD screen if your touch screen works fine with a screen protector?
     
  10. BrunoWill macrumors member

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    I think you should take it to Apple if is become large, and get any influence to your view.
     
  11. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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