iPod touch repair catch 22 Any help greatly appreciated!!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by tipman2000, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. tipman2000 macrumors member

    tipman2000

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    hi all.
    i am having a problem with my ipod touch 2g 8gb. I bought this ipod from a friend cheap knowing the backlight on the display was out. I managed to pry it open and pull out the dead display. Unfortunately in my haste i broke the cable connecting the digitizer, so i needed a new one of those too. No big deal, the bezel was pretty beat up and needed to be replaced anyway. Finally, i ordered the LCD and digitizer on amazon. The LCD arrived yesterday, and i (once again in haste) decided to install it and make sure it was a functional unit. Luckily it worked fine. The problem is, i now face a different problem. I just got the digitizer and tried to turn the device off to add the new part. Then it dawned on me: In order to power the device off, i needed a home button, or at least a working touch screen. Both of these are on the digitizer assembly. You must turn off your ipod to install a digitizer! I am basically stuck at this point and have tried everything to run the battery down, but without a touch panel, i cant unlock it, and so i cant keep it on. Basically i would have to sit with the ipod for about 5 or so hours and keep pressing the sleep button to keep the display on. Unfortunately i do not have the time or patience for that. Anybody know what to do from here? :confused::confused::mad:
     
  2. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    The battery will still drain with the screen off, just leave it overnight.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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  4. tipman2000 thread starter macrumors member

    tipman2000

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    i've left it for a few nights now, battery hasnt drained... i guess it will eventually, but that would take months..
     
  5. dragnworks macrumors newbie

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    Battery Connector?

    Is there a connector for the battery?
    If So disconnect it, Install part and reconnect battery.
     

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