Is my iPod Touch 5 FUBAR? (PIC)

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Vroom, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Vroom macrumors newbie

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    Here's the deal. This is my niece's iPod Touch 5th Gen. The glass on top of the LCD was shattered, so I ordered a replacement in hopes of fixing it for her.

    I got the iPod disassembled, but the LCD screen came apart while trying to pry the glass shards off of it. So I know the screen is toast.

    I'm considering ordering the full screen/digitizer replacement kit at ~$125. Before I do, however, I want to make sure I didn't do some irreparable damage while disassembling the iPod.

    See the image below. I peeled the tape off this flex connector to get at some other connectors. The reason I thought this wouldn't be a problem is because of a photo from a teardown guide (see 2nd pic) in which they did the same thing.

    But compare the two photos and give me your thoughts. Did I do lasting damage or will it still work after swapping a new screen in? (The bottom hole on the flex connector isn't actually torn as it might appear. I'm more concerned with where the tape was peeled off.)

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  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Southern Calif
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    is that the battery ribbon cable? The pic don't help much.
     
  3. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    Looks like the battery ribbon cable to me, some photos of the board would be helpful since I can't tell if the logic board was damaged.

    Edit: Actually, is the other end of that cable still attached to your logic board? It looks like it should be from your photo
     

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