Archive for March, 2011
An important note to remember is that the iPod touch 4th gen LCD and digitizer are both glued together by a strong adhesive and replacing them separately or separating them is not possible. We’ve seen some sellers offering the digitizer or LCD separately (and they shouldn’t), so be aware that regardless if the LCD screen or glass touch panel is broken, both will require replacing.
This one is not too difficult to install, but there is one step that is a little tricky…reconnecting the digitizer ribbon cable as it is located underneath the main board.
You can remove the entire board as shown in the video to make this step a little easier, but from experience, this is not necessary as a good set of tweezers will make life alot easier. Also when reinstalling the screen assembly back into the main frame (the last step), I found heating up the whole iPod touch with a heatgun or hairdryer again creates a better seal as it softens the adhesive surface.
Heatgun or hairdryer
Non scratch iPod prying tools (or a guitar pick also works)
iPod Touch 4G LCD screen assembly