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Topic # 93705 27-Nov-2011 19:15
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So my iPod Touch 4th Gen sorta got the screen smashed on it, have checked everything and it all still works but the screen is really smashed and parts missing.

What would the best option be to replace or refix it??



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  Reply # 550659 27-Nov-2011 19:46
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Have  a look on trade me, there are people selling the screens and some will fit it for free.  Otherwise just buy a screen and watch youtube.



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  Reply # 550676 27-Nov-2011 20:38
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Any clue where the cheapest place to get parts for a DIY job would be?

What are the part names that I need?

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  Reply # 550678 27-Nov-2011 20:39
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Is that the retina display? retina cannot replace glass only, $250+ to swap for refurb thru apple, best option shy of claiming insurance



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  Reply # 550681 27-Nov-2011 20:40
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Wade: Is that the retina display? retina cannot replace glass only, $250+ to swap for refurb thru apple, best option shy of claiming insurance


Yeah it is retina. Dont think I would go with apple for that price seen DIY kits for 100ish

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  Reply # 550702 27-Nov-2011 22:17
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The screen/digitizer must have dropped in value as they were uneconomic to replace when the wife broke hers a few months back, refurb was the better option albeit still horrendous $$$

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  Reply # 550839 28-Nov-2011 11:06
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I seem to remember when they first came out and one of the crowds that do tear-down looked like the 4 was a absolute PITA to get apart.

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  Reply # 550949 28-Nov-2011 13:28
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Yeah you have to do a glass/digitizer/screen (one piece) swap.

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