My daughter dropped her iPod, denting the corner and shattering the screen.
Used the iFixit guide for this repair and ordered the replacement front panel assembly. I took my time and reviewed the guide steps multiple times. Once I got the broken panel off, I took a break and basked in my success thus far. Installing the new assembly went smoothly.
The only two downsides were 1) the home button did not work post-repair (or maybe it was already a problem?). Luckily the iPod "assistant" function was on, so the Home functionality still lives. 2) The drop dented the metal corner of the case. The new glass didn't want to easly fit within the case. But some additional adhesive and overnight gentle pressure fit things together.
1. Take your time.
2. Read, re-read, and review the guide as you go along.
3. Be gentle. The ribbon cables and micro connectors are delicate.
4. The wifi antenna in the upper left corner is held by a screw and a foam adhesive pad. The adhesive pad became unstuck or torn. But after reassembly, wifi works fine.
5. The doublesided tape strips provided by the kit were a bit lacking. I carefully used a very small bit of silicon adhesive glue along the outer edge.
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