Broken component capacitor or resistor near battery wires
My son had a dead iPod touch. About a year ago I replaced the battery but it still didn't work. I considered it a loss.
Flash forward a year and I was determined to get this thing working. After some hard research I figured that the replacement battery was just bad. I ordered another and it worked! The long since dead iPod was resurrected. It sync'd and all was right with the world.
I had not snapped the back cover on all the way yet.
When I did, I pinched the motherboard and broke off one of the capacitors (or resistor?) near the battery wires.
How do I find out what broke and the value so I can replace it?
Sorry, But without the schematics I cant help much, But just know that type of part it would be better off either purchasing a new one. or you could fix it with the following part.
But it costs the same as purchasing a new one (almost as much).
That missing part is so small that only a machine or a highly trained 2M Solder repair technician could repair it.
If you had the part (its small and hard to pick up with fingers.) i would use transparent tape to place it in the area of the trace and use a heat gun to reset it back in the spot. But even then the air pressure could blow it off the board if the transparent tape melts too fast before the solder melts and it sets. It is way to hard to repair with out the proper equipment and skill level. Better off getting it repaired with a new logic board or replacing the unit .
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