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iPod 5th Generation (Video)

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iPod 5th Generation (Video) Front Panel Replacement

20 - 40 minutos

Moderate

Mi Problema

When I found my daughters video iPod docked in her iHome with a cracked video display, I thought it had finally taken a drop from no return, either accidental or on purpose in attempt at an upgrade to an iPod Touch or new iPhone 4s. I had experience with battery replacement on a Video iPod so after finding the price for a color display to be very reasonable, I decided I would attempt the repair as the ifixit guides are are super easy to follow, what did I have to lose right? Before ordering the display, I decided to take the iPod apart and checked everything (or at least I thought I did), to make sure there wasn't anything else I needed. I ordered, it arrived quickly and away I went.

Mi Solucion

You always need the right tool for the job, so if you don't have them, spend the little extra for the screwdriver. The iPod came apart easily and as expected. I replaced the front panel as well as the video display and was putting it back together but something was wrong as it would not properly close. I tried to force it, which I NEVER recommend and broke the new front panel I just purchased. Upon further investigation, I found the battery was bad. (see photos). What it appears is the battery overheated and failed, causing the battery expand which broke the video display. Fortunately I did not blame my daughter for breaking her iPod. I have come to find out that this is a known issue with these older batteries. I have since received a replacement battery and everything is back in good working order. Thanks ifixit.

Mi Consejo

No matter how old your product, I would recommend visiting your local Apple store first and see what they are willing to do. Maybe I was lucky, but I have been overwhelmed by the level of assistance they have given me, going as far as replacing my iPhone for free when I cracked the screen. Outside of that, free yourself from distraction, take your time and you can make any of these fixes.

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