Where should I buy a new screen?

My cousin gave me his old iPod touch 1 and it has a cracked screen. I plan on fixing it and found the ifixit page for the product. It is expensive compared to the amazon ones but the amazon ones don't come with a home button, would I be able to take out the home button and put it on the amazon one? Which one should I get?

16 gb, running ios 3.1.3

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Hi Ted,

As Mary already mentioned, you can go to ebay for a new screen.

In regard to the possibility of replacing the home button by yourself, take a look at do you sell a replacement home button? which describes the way of replacing the button really good. Moreover, OldTurkey also lists other resources you might want to consult in the process of replacing it.

Steffen

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does it need a digitizer I got a glass lens

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can I use the one I have it still works

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Hi Ted, if your LCD is still ok and only your digitizer/glass is cracked, I would buy only the digitizer and transfer everything else 1:1 from your old cracked digitizer to your new one. However, this also includes the frame that - as far as I can see - does not come with a new digitizer from ebay. Unfortunately, the overall installation process of the front panel assembly is classified as difficult. So, if you are sure that you can do it, I would definitely give it a try. Otherwise I would probably go with the "ready and easy to install"-version of the screen that is offered here on iFixit which includes glass touchscreen, home button, surrounding black metal frame, and digitizer in one piece.

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the lcd is fine, I think I can transfer the digitizer to the glass panel I got monday. So I just need to take out the cracked glass and use the metal panel and home button again right?

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on Mactracker it says the ipod touch 1 is still suppourted, would the apple store be able to do something?

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You can also get the screen from here. Hope this can give you a reference.

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I would either go to eBay, or call Apple to see if they have any recommendations for a new screen. They might even help you put the new screen on once you have bot it. (Warning: They might charge you)

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