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Tiny resistors removed, will this cause a problem

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Hi I accquired an ipod touch 32gb 4th Generation, the previous owner had attempted a repair however they had made a pigs ear of it. Now the area where the volume/on/off ribbon is soldered 3 of the tiny smd resistors have been removed. Now I turn too the experts for a little advice please,I fully assembled itouch and all seems to be ok. I had too solder a wire to the trace that connects the middle pad as it was lifted, an overheating warning pops up after a 5-10 mins. Just wondered if I can get a bit of help please !!!!!!!


Hi thanks for the reply I have taken some pics with my microscope may be able to get some sharper pics if these ones are not clear. Any help from the pro's would be greatthanx Kris. Cant post the other pic keeps timeing out it is closer up bleep!

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Illl try an post a pic of the area thanx Kris


Hi i have added a pic so if I just bridge these points all will be well, the only trouble is that the one thats furtherest away has had a solder pad removed anyway round that thanx Kris.


Not that I know of. You may can try to scratch the board where that contacts bus line is and that will expose the bus line which you might could solder to.

I just remembered I have an iPhone that i was going to try that out on. If I get around to it tomorrow I'll let u know what I did


Thanks I appreciate the comments, I was wondering what the TH point on the itouch battery does. As the pad has gone on the board (Not me) I did manage to solder to the track but now thats come of and was wondering if there is an alternate point to solder too. I can see it leads to a tiny via but it's so small and not having much luck finding any other points thanks in advance Kris.


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Often you can bridge where the resistors were (use solder to fill in the 2 points where the resistor was) and that will fix the issue. i have done this with iphones before. but this could also cause more problems. However, i personally have never had it cause any more issues than i was already having with the pone i was working on.

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I wonder if anyone knows what these little blighters do as seems to be above the ram chip, I was going to try an replace but if just bridging them will work then thats all good many thanks Kris.


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