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iPod Touch Gen 2 Front Panel Assembly

$69.95

Product code: IF140-003-1

Product Overview

Note: This part is only compatible with model A1288 iPod Touches. If your iPod Touch is model A1318 you should purchase an iPod Touch Gen 3 Front Panel Assembly.

Compatibility

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  • All 2nd Generation iPod Touches (Model A1288)

Product Details

  $69.95

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Compatibility

iPod Touch 2nd Generation
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

Broken front screen

My Fix

Better than expected (easy&fast)

My Advice

I fixit is very helpful everyone should use it

My Problem

The device was still relatively useful and the repair isn't too hard.

My Fix

Quite easily - the hard part is getting the case apart.

My Advice

Use the metal thin tools to release the plastic bezel - the cable to the digitizer is super fragile so be careful removing the bezel after releasing it.

My Problem

Could not charge or apply power.

My Fix

Went great!! works like a charm!!

My Advice

follow the guide on I fix it!!

My Problem

Have broken accidentally, the front panel of the iPod, so to avoid seven years of bad luck and the premature loss of my "friend", I opted for an emergency surgery that due to the quick delivery of spare parts, valid tools work and impeccable guide has succeeded perfectly.

My Fix

I had no particular problems in the repair (which I run with the window closed to prevent any aerial assault of a raven rogue), which is about 15 minutes duration.

My Advice

...remember to close the window ... nothing is very simple.

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My Problem

Some time ago, I found out that the glass on the front panel of my iPod Touch had a large crack. Probably got hit,out of my hyperactivity and clumsiness (awfully bad combination), in the edge of a steel cart used to store servers. After researching a bit and realizing the price for a brand new iPod, I decided it was best for me to fix it myself for a fraction of the price and return an old buddy to it's former glory.

My Fix

Using iFixit's ProTech Toolkit (and obviously a spare Front Panel), I replaced the old assembly.

In order to take the old panel out, I first tried with the plastic opening tools, but then realized that the stainless steel of the body was wearing them pretty quickly, so I decided to spare them and use them in a future for more delicate parts that would be easily scratched or damaged. I ended up using the sturdier and thinner metallic spudger.

After taking the glass out, I decided that it would be a good idea to clean the entire device (it had enough tobacco an lint to prepare a dozen linty cigarettes) and try to fix the lower volume button that was irresponsive sometimes. For that purpose, I disassembled and cleaned it thoroughly and resealed the buttons' circuit with some magic tape so that no more dust will get in there and to ensure a proper contact between the two parts of the buttons.

Reassembling the iPod was a very straightforward task. Just did the same steps in reverse order.

My Advice

In order to remove the front panel you'll need:

- Strength: Don't be deceived, M.J. is tougher than she looks on that video. Opening an iPod Touch is no easy task. If in your possession, use one of those vacuum cups to help you get a grip on the glass. Still, you'll need a lot of:

- Patience: Be careful when prying the cover off the iPod. To much strength can shatter the glass (in case you aren't replacing the glass or want to keep it as a spare part). Get the spudger in the proper places where the clips are and pry it over gently and slowly. Otherwise you'll bend and strain the glass until it yields or leave dents or marks on the steel.

Also, be mindful of the sensor's tiny ribbon cable, as it has a corner right in the place where it gets the most stress, so don't rip the panel off right away. As a piece of advise, use some office or electrical tape to reinforce the cable right at the connector so that you don't have to worry to much about it (still be careful though). Be careful as well with the plastic flanges where the clips get attached as those can easily peel off the glass. And do not scratch neither the glass nor the black paint on the rear side of the panel, as any scratch will look hideous on the outside because of the backlight.

My Problem

Glass cover broke

My Fix

Have not finished it yet.

My Advice

Do not rush.

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My Problem

My son (Dylan) found out that in a match between a sidewalk and an iPod, the sidewalk always comes out on top.

My Fix

The repair went great, I replaced the front panel and the display without a hitch, by just following the directions on the site.

My Advice

Read through the directions without touching your iPod. Go back to the beginning and start the repair when you're sure you understand everything. Work your way through, and take your time. Patience, patience, patience. And as Dad always said... if it don't fit, don't force it, and when all else fails, get a bigger hammer (and a new iPod) :p

My Problem

Replaced a cracked ipod front panel.

My Fix

The repair went great, but the smaller plastic tool's tip snapped off. The larger tool worked well, but the plastic looked worn afterwards.

My Advice

Use the larger tool and follow the ifixit video. It was perfect. I paused it on the screenshot where the tabs that had to be released with the tool were.

My Problem

It felt down and the glass broke

My Fix

One of the plastic opening tools broke while opening the iPod. But with the other one everything went well.

My Advice

Don't be afraid of breaking the old glass while removing it, it could really help.

My Problem

smashed screen

My Fix

it went very well

My Advice

you dont have to be as gentle as they say when removing as with a smashed screen it cant get any worse. very easy to change thank you.