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What is this component and will it work without it?


I'm trying to fix my logic board to my iPod touch 5. While removing the emi shields, I broke off 2 components and an entire IC. What do they do and will they function without it?

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The IC is right below the a5 and the 2 components are near the screw hole in the bottom right.


Maybe it is the Tristar IC?

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@gigabit87898 schematics and boardview files are not available for any iPod touch. The only way to determine what the components is would be by getting a replacement board and then trying to measure the part or by harvesting it. That is the reason why you do not see any board level repair on those widely advertised.


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Step 21 mentions the IC: iPod Touch 5th Generation Teardown

If you cannot get a schematic/boardview for this model, would recommend buying a dead iPod touch 5 and switching the parts, or getting a donor board for this model. No idea what the component does, but hope this helps :)

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Thanks, but I think I tore the pads on the board... If it is a Tristar chip I will just back up my data really quick haha.


The Tristar IC is below the NAND. What you're missing is not the Tristar.


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