Thursday, March 10, 2016

Apple iPod Touch – Disassembling procedure – How to remove the battery – How to remove the display – Ipad and ipod repair and service

Category: Ipads and Ipods Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the case 
  • How to remove the display
  • How to remove the battery 




Apple iPod Touch 

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
Using the heat gun or blow dryer, soften the adhesive surrounding the display assembly that secures it to the case of the unit.
Using the plastic opening tool, pry the display assembly away from the iPod Touch case. Be mindful of the ribbon cables still attached at the top of the unit.
Do not try to remove the display assembly completely from the unit.
The display assembly has two connections to the motherboard. Use the spudger to gently pry up on the first display assembly connection that is plugged into the motherboard.
The second ribbon wire still attached will be disconnected later. With just one connection removed, there is enough space to maneuver the display in order to continue the disassembly.
Locate and remove the eight small Phillips screws (#00) that secure the metal cover plate into the iPod Touch 4th Gen.
There is a small metal clip that secures the rear facing camera into the upper corner. Use the spudger to pry this clip off the camera.
Use the flat end of the spudger to lift the metal cover plate out of the iPod Touch and exposethe motherboard.
Locate and remove the two Phillips screws (#00) that secure the top portion of the motherboard intothe iPod Touch 4th Gen.
Using the spudger, lift up and release the rear facing camera from its housing in the iPod Touch.
Removing Headphone Jack
Use the spudger to pry up and remove the connection for the headphone jack.
Locate and remove the single Phillips screw (#00) that secures the headphone jack into its housing inthe iPod Touch 4th Gen.
With both the connection and the securing screw removed for the headphone jack, remove the piece from the iPod Touch with the spudger.
Removing Speaker
The iPod Touch speaker is in the opposite corner of the phone. Pry it out of its location using the spudger.
Do not try to remove the speaker from the iPod Touch; its connection is soldered to the motherboard.
Removing Battery
The battery is secured to the back of the case with adhesive. Use the spudger to pry up and release the battery from the iPod Touch 4th Gen case.
The last piece holding the motherboard into the iPod Touch is the charging dock port. Use the spudger to pry this piece out of its location; this will completely release the motherboard from the iPod’s case.
*Do not try to remove the motherboard from the iPod Touch, there is one more ribbon wire still attached.
With the motherboard released from the iPod Touch 4th Gen case, flip the motherboard assembly out as if you were opening a book.
Be careful with the ribbon wire that is still attached for the volume buttons.
Removing Display Assembly
The display assembly connection is covered with tape that needs to be removed. Once the tape is removed, use the spudger to disconnect the display assembly connection. Locate and remove the two small Phillips screws (#00) that secure the bracket for the volume buttons with the appropriate screwdriver.
Next, locate and remove the two Phillips screws (#00) that secure the power button into the top of the iPod Touch case. *One of the screws is hidden behind the ribbon cable for the power button itself.
With all the screws for the power and volume buttons removed, use the spudger to peel up the ribbon cables. You can now remove the entire assembly from the iPod Touch 4th Gen.
Removing Front-Facing Camera
Use the spudger to disconnect the front-facing camera by prying the connection up and removing the camera from the iPod Touch.
Removing Rear-Facing Camera
Just like the front-facing camera, use the spudger to disconnect the rear-facing camera. Pry the connection up and remove the camera from the Pod Touch 4th Gen.