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iPod Touch 4g repair assistance


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Hi,

I am trying to replace a shattered touchscreen. Have removed the old one, but there seems to be a broken cable:

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...shbul/ipod.jpg

The image on the left is from the Web, on the right is a scan of my own iPod. On the left, note the red arrows, showing a cable or wire, connecting to - what?, which is missing in the right picture. (I believe it got torn off when the old screen shattered.)

What is this cable? It doesn't seem to connect to any of the side or top buttons. Is it necessary, and if so can it be replaced, perhaps by soldering a new wire in?

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The picture on the left appears not to be the same model as yours. I can't tell you for sure about the wire and suggest going to iFixit: The free repair manual and see if you can get a better idea from their step by step replacement instructions.
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I found out what the broken part is, "Wifi flex antenna cable".
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...ul/antenna.jpg

Top of photo: image of complete antenna cable (from the Web).
Bottom: close up of my iPod. You can see that everything past the part that looks like an X-acto knife blade is torn loose.

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Unless you can find the antenna as a separate part and are real good at close soldering, I would just take it to Apple and swap it for a refurbished unit. It'll probably cost you around $75 or so to swap it but I think it'll be better than trying to repair the broken Touch.
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