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iPod Touch 1st Generation Front Panel Replacement

This guide shows how to replace the front panel on the 1st Generation iPod Touch.

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Schritt 1 Front Panel  ¶ 

The front panel is held in place by a heat-sensitive glue that bonds the panel to the frame on all four sides.

Schritt 1 Front Panel  ¶ 

  • The front panel is held in place by a heat-sensitive glue that bonds the panel to the frame on all four sides.

  • Use a hair dryer or heat gun to loosen the glue around the perimeter of the front panel.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

The front panel will be hot! Use a cloth or rag to avoid burning yourself while holding it. Wedge the spudger in between the frame and front display in the upper left corner of the iPod, as shown in the first picture.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

  • The front panel will be hot! Use a cloth or rag to avoid burning yourself while holding it.

  • Wedge the spudger in between the frame and front display in the upper left corner of the iPod, as shown in the first picture.

  • This action should separate the frame from the front display a bit (as illustrated in the second picture), and allow you to insert the spudger in between display and frame (next step).

Schritt 3  ¶ 

Gently insert the spudger in between the frame and front display. Carefully work around the edge of the front panel to separate the upper portion of the front panel from the black metal framework.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

  • Gently insert the spudger in between the frame and front display.

  • Carefully work around the edge of the front panel to separate the upper portion of the front panel from the black metal framework.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

Rotate the iPod 180 degrees and re-heat the exposed side with hair dryer/heat gun. The area around the Home button contains a lot of adhesive. It will require you to use the spudger on both sides of the button in order to completely separate the frame from the front display. Continue using the spudger along the edge of the display to completely loosen it on all sides.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

  • Rotate the iPod 180 degrees and re-heat the exposed side with hair dryer/heat gun.

  • The area around the Home button contains a lot of adhesive. It will require you to use the spudger on both sides of the button in order to completely separate the frame from the front display.

  • Continue using the spudger along the edge of the display to completely loosen it on all sides.

  • The front panel should now be separated from the metal framework.