friend broke his iPod touch 4th just got it 4 days ago

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  1. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    my friend had a long boarding accident and did some pretty bad damage to his ipod touch pic below.


    Is there anyway he can have the bazel replaced? The screen and camera on the front still work it is only the glass that has been shattered.

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  2. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

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    local shops should be able to fix it. even the watch care place a block from my house does iPhone repairs and the owner said he's going to also be doing touch repairs soon.
     
  3. Abscissa macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Hmm I ride my long board with mine, even recorded video while riding. Maybe get better at longboarding. Haha jk but look on iFixit and eBay for replacements. But he careful, the LCD may have cracked because the screen is glued directly to he glass.
     
  4. GoodBoy macrumors 6502

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    It is fixable, but probably expensive. Anyways, there will be dust particles under new glass for sure, as it is almost impossible to avoid it getting on screen during replacement process.
     
  5. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

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    Not if the tech uses a Zerostat and compressed air in a relatively clean room.
     
  6. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    I couldn't find anything on eBay listed under parts. You should probably try iFixit, or maybe an Apple store.
     
  7. Blakeco123 macrumors regular

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    i dont think you can get it replace, because unlike past ipod touches isnt the 4th gen glass like fuzed to the screen?
     
  8. goMac macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure the glass and the lcd are one component now. You can't just replace the glass, gotta replace the whole screen.
     
  9. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    Ohhhhhh.... That might explain why I can't find anything. I'll look again.

    Still can't find anything, but I might have missed something.
     
  10. tubemonkey macrumors 6502

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    Here's a teardown by iFixit. It's going to be a difficult and expensive repair.

    iPod Touch 4th Generation Teardown

     
  11. tubemonkey macrumors 6502

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    They most definitely are.
     
  12. JoEw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    do you think he could sell it for parts if so how much could he get out of it?

    Is it worth repairing it or should he just buy a new one?
     
  13. tubemonkey macrumors 6502

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    Depends. How much did he spend to begin with? 8GB-$230? 32GB-$300? 64GB-$400?

    Also, since this is such a rough activity, wouldn't a cheaper and less fragile device be a better option?
     
  14. JoEw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    it really was just one of those freak accidents. He has had an ipod touch for 2 years and never broke it.

    it was a 32GB
     
  15. citizenal macrumors regular

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    Only real way to know is to get a quote. I don't think replacing the glass and bezel is going to cost the 299 plus tax he paid. Might as well fix it and use it.
     
  16. LeighAnna Jones macrumors 6502

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    Oh crap.

    I'm sorry, but this is gonna cost him some BIG BUCKS.

    The glass is laminated to the LCD screen, and...

    Yeah. I don't think I need to finish the rest.

    He can't just get the glass fixed, he's gonna need to get the WHOLE screen fixed. You might want to try iFixit, or check with apple and see if you can get them to believe that it's something they can fix under warranty.
     
  17. PhelpsiPhan macrumors 6502

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    Starting to sound like a broken record but ifixit is definitely the place to go to fix ipods :)
     
  18. JAILpod4G macrumors newbie

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    I dropped mine Yesterday and it looks exactly like this!!, I was furious!!:mad:
    But I do found the digitizer/glass itself on ebay. See item 390187839445.
    I doubt that it is glued together forever. If so, how they can sell the glass alone? A heat gun will probably be your best friend.
    I will try and will let you know once I get my screen from China.
    This little thing is really fragile!!
     
  19. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

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    ^That won't work for the 4G. The LCD is fused to the screen.
     

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