iPod iPod Classic water behind screen?

KUguardgrl13

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Tonight was the first time in a few weeks that I've taken my iPod Classic out of the pocket in my backpack where it lives when it's not in my iHome. I was taking it out to sync some music and noticed a spot behind the plastic in the screen. Is it water? A spot in the LCD? It was in an outside pocket of my so either is possible. I've had it since 2007 with no issues. The battery was dead but it's syncing with my MacBook Pro just fine now.
 

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Tonight was the first time in a few weeks that I've taken my iPod Classic out of the pocket in my backpack where it lives when it's not in my iHome. I was taking it out to sync some music and noticed a spot behind the plastic in the screen. Is it water? A spot in the LCD? It was in an outside pocket of my so either is possible. I've had it since 2007 with no issues. The battery was dead but it's syncing with my MacBook Pro just fine now.
Looks like a LCD screen damage.
something has pressed very hard on screen and that is a damage.
Press at same black spot and can you black sport spreading...
change LCD...
 

KUguardgrl13

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Looks like a LCD screen damage.
something has pressed very hard on screen and that is a damage.
Press at same black spot and can you black sport spreading...
change LCD...
Dang. I'm not super technical, so I guess I'll live with it. Might be time to get a backup before they disappear...
 

KUguardgrl13

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This is not big problem.
You visit this link
http://www.ifixit.com/Store/iPod

and select your damaged part and replace it.
or if your iPOD is in warranty Apple can do it (they might charge you).
If you are going to open it up to fix it, you may want to consider putting in a new battery as well while you have it open.
Yeah I looked at the iFixit guide, and opening up the Classic looks to be a challenge. I've opened my unibody MacBook Pro before, but that's easy compared to this.

We have a shop in town that works on iPhones, but they're not Apple Certified. Maybe they can do it though. I also have techie friends who could probably do it.