My $80 16GB iPod Touch

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  1. SaltyDog
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    SaltyDog GBAtemp Regular

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    Good ole Phoenix...
    Here is a lesson in "If ain't broke, don't fix it!!" While scouring the scourge of the Internet, Craigslist, I found someone dumping of their iPod Touch 16GB for 80 bucks. Just by pure luck I was the first respondant to their listing. The only thing is it had a crack that ran the width of the screen. Other than that it was fully functional. Even running your finger across the crack did not affect the playability of the iPod at all. But, not content on having a crack I ordered a new digitizer off of eBay. $25 with shipping. At the same time I ordered the Hardce leather backing from Deal Extreme (which by the way is very nice, not a perfect fit but still very nice). Digitizer arrived in a couple of days and I found some videos on how to remove the old digitizer. And, that is when everything went to hell. Because of the crack across the screen, as soon as I started to remove the glass it completely shattered. Then to make matters worse, none of the damn nutsacks on YouTube specified that the plastic frame was superglued to the digitizer; so while trying to remove the frame it crumbled. Frantically searched eBay for new plastic bezel. Found only one seller screwing people for $20 for a .10 cent item. Oh well, I needed it. It arrived two weeks later from Hong Kong. In horrid condition, but still useable. Wish I would have bought that friggin' insurance. After three stress filled hours I got it all put back together. I have changed GBA housing, PSP housing, my PSP screen, soldiered in my PS2 modchip, my Wii D2Pro etc. etc. I am a pro-am at this crap and I can say without a doubt never take apart your iPod. What a nightmare, and it wasn't really necessary if I could have just lived with that crack [​IMG]
     
  2. jesterscourt

    jesterscourt Not Brad.

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    Pics or it didn't happen.

    On a serious note, that is impression you went to such ends.
     
  3. PettingZoo

    PettingZoo yesss

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    in the trap
    Was it 2g or 1g? My friend had a 1g with a crack and it worked, though his cousin fixed it perfectly for him.
     
  4. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    So was it worth it in your opinion?
     
  5. SaltyDog
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    Good ole Phoenix...
    I'll post some pics of it tomorrow. Er, later. Yeah in the end it was worth it. Although, I think my blood pressure went into orbit. But, 45 for the parts and 80 for the iPod. You still cant get a 16gig touch that cheap still. Who knows though, after Apple's announcement they may go way down in price [​IMG]
     
  6. Cermage

    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Got my 16GB brand new for $190 US. =D one of my relatives friends owns a place somewhere in la that is a official apple reseller. he said he sold it to me a little above what he buys them for.
     
  7. Smartpal

    Smartpal The Guitar Guy

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    I just got my 8gb 2g replaced with a new one from Apple due to the old one not being able to charge. [​IMG]
     
  8. MrDillDough

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    Wow, that's some extent you went to to fix the screen. [​IMG]

    This reminds me of the time when a friend of mine decided to sell an Iphone for $90. He then sold it to a close friend for $60. And there was absolutely nothing wrong with the Iphone; near perfect condition and worked fine. It's just the fact that there was a problem, as he says, that he has 3 in his family already. o.o

    . . Can't wait to see the pictures. :L
     
  9. Islay

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    lol,I bet he had funny trying to fix it, but to go to that extreme and not pimp the case, for shame.