iPod Touch screen repair
5:35

iPod Touch screen repair

Culture
>>Hey I'm Don Bell. I'm going to attempt to do a pretty tough repair. This is a first generation iPod Touch with a cracked screen so this could be either an interesting video for people who want to do this on their own or possibly the most boring video of, in the world that it takes me an hour to do this or it could be a fantastic failure in which case I will be permanently breaking Antoine's [assumed spelling] iPod Touch. Let's give it a shot. Okay the first step is to open the backing on the iPod Touch. ^M00:00:36 [ Music ] ^M00:00:44 >>All right so there we have the iPod Touch opened up to see the backing here which has the WiFi antenna, the [inaudible] hold and maybe because it's a refurb it's got some interesting little codes on the inside of the case. All right, so we're going to put this aside, now we're going to be working with the main board. So we've got a battery pack and we've got the main board for the iPod Touch right up here. So getting this all out is going to require some patience and a hopefully a steady hand. ^M00:01:30 [ Music ] ^M00:02:16 The next step is probably the most hilarious step because it involves heating the glass with a hair dryer and waiting for the glue that holds this thing in place to heat up and let the glass loose so that we can take it out and replace it with this other glass. ^M00:02:37 [ Music ] ^M00:02:53 Now I'm going to put this back together on top of the old glue and reheat it, hopefully everything's sticking back together. ^M00:03:07 [ Music ] ^M00:03:14 It's cooling down, you can see the screen and also it, it looks kind of punk now because the metal is all scratched up but the glass is brand new. All right. I'm going to flip this over and I'm going to put the screen back in. ^M00:03:40 [ Music ] ^M00:04:12 Brand new screen on the iPod Touch, looks good, everything's in order, now just to snap back the back case. ^M00:04:22 [ Background noise ] ^M00:04:32 And this goes on a lot easier than it comes off. Just a little brute force. ^M00:04:39 [ Background noise ] ^M00:04:45 There it is. Good finish on iPod Touch, replaced the screen. Probably took me about an hour and a half going slow, slow and careful which is the way to do this. So here's the broken guy, here's the new one, fifty bucks, plus maybe another ten dollars in tools for me to fix it. I was able to get Antoine's first generation iPod Touch fixed up with a brand new screen. So there you go. I'm Donald Bell for cnet.com hopefully showing you a useful tutorial on repairing the glass screen on a first generation iPod Touch. All right Antoine, there you go. >>Holy crap. >>And it works. >>Yeah. >>Yeah. >>Yeah. >>Whoo Hoo.

Up Next

2014 Lexus IS F-Sport's gorgeous gauges
The 2013 Lexus IS 350 F-Sport's animated instrument cluster

Up Next

2014 Lexus IS F-Sport's gorgeous gauges

HitCase for iPhone 4/4s test footage
HitCase for iPhone 4/4s test footage

HitCase for iPhone 4/4s test footage

2013 BMW X1: Preset button tips and tricks
2013 BMW X1: Preset button tips and tricks

2013 BMW X1: Preset button tips and tricks

Spansion Acoustic Coprocessor demonstration
Spansion Acoustic Coprocessor demonstration

Spansion Acoustic Coprocessor demonstration

Scout HTML5 navigation by Telenav (hands-on)
Screen_Shot_2012-04-27_at_3.40.36_PM.png

Scout HTML5 navigation by Telenav (hands-on)

New iPad demo
New iPad

New iPad demo

Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile
Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile

Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile

GoPro HD Hero2 sample footage
GoPro HD Hero2 sample footage

GoPro HD Hero2 sample footage

iPhone 4S sample video
iPhone 4s video

iPhone 4S sample video

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

DART Explained: First Asteroid Crash Images
dart-crash

DART Explained: First Asteroid Crash Images

Meta Cambria, aka Quest Pro: What We Expect From Meta's Next VR Headset
meta-shares-their-new-and-future-vr-headset-prototypes-mp4-00-02-58-10-still001.png

Meta Cambria, aka Quest Pro: What We Expect From Meta's Next VR Headset

Why You're Getting So Many Spam Calls
ty-thumb-spamcalls-v3-00075

Why You're Getting So Many Spam Calls

See NASA's DART Probe Make Impact With Asteroid Dimorphos
astroid-image-cms

See NASA's DART Probe Make Impact With Asteroid Dimorphos

Tesla AI Day 2022 Rumors: Elon Musk's AI Plans, Tesla Bot and Driverless Cars
tesla-ai-day

Tesla AI Day 2022 Rumors: Elon Musk's AI Plans, Tesla Bot and Driverless Cars

What It's Like Playing VR Football: NFL Pro Era Hands-On
nfl-cut-5-with-vo-00-00-34-02-still009

What It's Like Playing VR Football: NFL Pro Era Hands-On

Most Popular All most popular

See NASA's DART Probe Make Impact With Asteroid Dimorphos
astroid-image-cms

See NASA's DART Probe Make Impact With Asteroid Dimorphos

DART Explained: First Asteroid Crash Images
dart-crash

DART Explained: First Asteroid Crash Images

Tesla AI Day 2022 Rumors: Elon Musk's AI Plans, Tesla Bot and Driverless Cars
tesla-ai-day

Tesla AI Day 2022 Rumors: Elon Musk's AI Plans, Tesla Bot and Driverless Cars

Why You're Getting So Many Spam Calls
ty-thumb-spamcalls-v3-00075

Why You're Getting So Many Spam Calls

Apple Watch Ultra: Go Big, or Go Home
ultracnet

Apple Watch Ultra: Go Big, or Go Home

Where and When You Should Charge Your Electric Car
title-00-00-06-19-still001

Where and When You Should Charge Your Electric Car

Latest Products All latest products

GoPro Hero 11 Black Hands-on: Super-sized Sensor for All Your Socials
gopro1

GoPro Hero 11 Black Hands-on: Super-sized Sensor for All Your Socials

I Tried Out Sony's Upcoming VR Headset on the PlayStation 5
psvr2

I Tried Out Sony's Upcoming VR Headset on the PlayStation 5

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE: First Look
watch8-sepic

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE: First Look

Bose QuietComfort EarBuds 2: Better design, better performance
bose-quietcomforst-ii

Bose QuietComfort EarBuds 2: Better design, better performance

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: A Diminutive but Fun Upgrade
flip4

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: A Diminutive but Fun Upgrade

Hands-On With This Massive 17-Inch Folding OLED Screen PC From Asus
yt-asus-foldable-nda-v5

Hands-On With This Massive 17-Inch Folding OLED Screen PC From Asus

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use