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iPod Touch 4th Generation Repairability: 4 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)

Opening the device is pretty straightforward, as long as you have a heat gun and some iPod Touch opening tools handy.

The headphone jack is not soldered to the logic board, a first for the iPod Touch line.

The front glass and LCD are permanently fused together, increasing the cost of repairing broken front glass.

Removing the display completely requires removing the logic board.

Apple soldered the volume button and sleep button cable to the logic board. The previous Touch had a ZIF connector. This makes removing logic board very difficult.

The battery is still soldered to the logic board, just like previous models.

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