iPod Touch 2nd Generation Front Panel Replacement
Replace the front panel on your iPod Touch 2nd Generation.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Difficult
Remove the glass front panel to access your Touch's internals.
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Step 1 — Front Panel ¶
The picture at left (front panel already removed) shows the locations of the metal clips (shown in red) that snap on to the plastic frame. In the next few steps, try to pry the front panel up from the gaps between these clips.
Step 2 ¶
Gently insert a plastic opening tool, near the volume control buttons, between the plastic surround of the screen and the metal case.
Rotate the tool away from the Touch to pry up on the glass panel.
Step 3 ¶
Insert the plastic opening tool between the front panel and its plastic surround and pry up at several points along the left edge of the Touch.
Step 4 ¶
Continue prying up the left edge until the top and bottom edges start to lift out of the Touch.
Once the top and bottom edges have lifted slightly out of the Touch, use the opening tool to assure the plastic surround is detached from the clips along the inside of the Touch.
Step 5 ¶
Continue the prying procedure, now focusing on detaching the plastic surround from the internal metal clips.
Pry along the top edge of the Touch to further separate the front panel from the rest of the device.
Step 6 ¶
Pry up the front panel along the right edge using the method described in previous steps.
Eventually work around the entire perimeter of the front panel until it is lifted slightly from the rear panel.
Step 7 ¶
Lift the front panel out of the rear case minding the cable still attaching it near the upper left corner of the Touch.
Step 8 ¶
Use the flat end of a spudger (or an opening tool) to pry the touch screen cable connector up off the upper logic board.