Adhesive to connect front glass to the iPod
Ok, so I removed the front panel glass and have the display disconnected but I was wondering what adhesive should I use to re-stick the new glass to the iPod. I have just reheated the glue in the past on older iPods but for the 4th Gen, the screen shattered alot near the home button so I had to remove all the glue to get the glass shards off. So I was wondering where I can order adhesive to re-stick the new screen and digitizer.
I used the iPhone 3G/3Gs adhesive kit. I did have to modify them a little to make them fit properly. If you can find a seller of the 3M 300LSE in a small sheet, that's the best bet and you can cut your own. I ended up using the 3G lower piece around the home button area, but custom cut the side strips and the areas around the ear piece/cameras.
Another thing to note is that you MUST cut extremely thin strips to run down the long sides of the frame (this isn't usually necessary on the 3G series iphones) or the glass will not seat tightly into the midframe.
The iPod touch repair is not like the iPhone 3G/3Gs series in any way. The disassembly guide here is pretty good, but you must take things slow or you will cause damage to other components.
When you buy the replacement part make sure you get the LCD/Digitizer as a single piece. It costs over twice as much to buy it this way, but you'll need to replace both even though your LCD may be working. They are fused together like the iPhone 4.
Jim, check this discussion for what parts to move over from the broken screen:
and what adhesive to use. I use iPhone 3/3G adhesive. Needs some cutting anyway. And the sides need a thin strip of adhesive also.
I would by an original screen/LCD like this one:
We sell the adhesive that is specific to the Touch 4th Gen.
It also comes with the display assembly if you are wanting to replace the LCD and glass.
Make sure to clean off all the old adhesive before putting on the new adhesive as any residue left behind will cause the LCD to not sit properly.