We recently released a new tutorial on 2G and 3G iPod Touch LCD replacement. The detailed video discusses removal of the iPod Touch Front Glass / Digitizer, Midframe, and LCD. In the video we take a look at how to correctly remove a front glass as well as a guide for removing the locking clips holding in the Front Glass of the iPod Touch. The removal and replacement process for the LCD is the same on both the 2nd generation iPod Touch as well as the 3rd Generation. The parts for each repair slightly differ as each model uses a specific Front Glass / Digitizer, Midframe, and LCD.
iPod Touch LCD repair and replacement can be difficult. You can damage vital components during the removal or installation process of the new iPod Touch LCD. If you are not comfortable please consult with our expert technicians or send it in for professional replacement.
Repair Sharks offers all the necessary parts for replacing your Front Glass, Digitizer, Midframe, and LCD on 2G and 3G iPod Touch Models. Please visit our main website at http://www.repairsharks.com for more information on iPod Touch LCD repair and replacement.
If you are one of the many iPod users with a bad left or right audio channel or even no audio at all you are not alone. Frequent use of the iPod headphone jack can deteriorate sound quality as the jack wears down. The issue is common in iPod headphone jacks as most users plug and unplug their headphones repeatedly over the course of its life. Bending or twisting of the cable can damage the jack by exerting unnatural force on the internal contact points. Damage can also occur by excerpting force while you are plugging or unplugging the iPod. The internal mounts for the jack are plastic and excessive force can dame this area.
In some instances you may lose all audio from both channels of the iPod headphones. Two different issues can exist when this occurs. The first is that the jack is completely dead or it has become disconnected internally. The second is a more extreme damage and can also occur easily if you are not careful using your iPod. This is iPod logic board damage. The audio channels on the iPod logic board or as some call it the Mainboard can be damaged by electrical surge or shock, reverse input (putting an output cable into the headphone jack input), mismatched cables, or exists from other issues within the iPod circuitry. For personal users this issue is usually more difficult to diagnose. Professional repair centers can offer diagnostics on your iPod to determine the root cause of the audio problem.
Repairing an iPod Headphone Jack varies from one iPod generation to the next. Each generation iPod model typically has its own specific headphone jack. Some of the newer models such as the iPod Touch require soldering to the logic board. The iPod Nano headphone jacks are very tough to work with as their size is very small. Headphone jack sizes also vary between sizes of standard iPods. For instance if you have a 30GB iPod Video the headphone jack would have a smaller riser than the 60 or 80GB iPod Video models. The angle of the headphone jack also differs on some iPod Video and iPod Classic models Refer with a professional iPod repair center for the correct part and installation advice.
Repair Sharks offers headphone jack replacement on most iPod Versions. We can solder and de-solder any new battery into place in our repair shop. We also stock many iPod headphone jack versions. Contact us today for a quote on a price or part.
Inadvertent damage can occur to LCD’s of all sizes. iPod and iPhone LCD damage is no different. The iPod LCD can crack, break, have a loss of pixes, or be subjected to an area blackout of pixels. In the picture below you can see what a cracked LCD looks like. This picture is a good illustration of a few types of damage you will see on an iPod or iPhone LCD. The blotchy area is where the layers are compacted and the cracks are evident in the photo.
Repairing an LCD can be a daunting task in some models. In many cases it requires removal of hardware components once inside in order to access the iPod LCD and be able to carefully remove and replace it. It is advised to follow the manufacturer’s instructions or consult with a professional repair shop.
The first step to replacing an LCD is simple, get the LCD. Make sure you have the correct model and version to support your iPod. iPod and iPhone LCD’s vary from model to model and there are some such as the 5th Generation Video that have more than one LCD available for that model.
Next, you will want to follow the instructions for your particular model. Instructions can be found on the web and there are some particularly useful videos available on such sites as YouTube. If you are uncomfortable with this type of repair there are affordable solutions to having the iPod or iPhone LCD replaced professionally.
Repair Sharks offers LCD replacement on almost all generation iPod’s including; iPod 4th Generation and Photo, iPod Video, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPod Mini, and iPhone. Contact us today for Free Diagnostics on your LCD and iPod.
We often get asked if it makes sense to replace a working iPod battery. The answer to this question depends on a few factors. The iPod battery can typically last year’s inside your iPod however over time you may start to notice that your iPod play time starts to diminish. If you are a regular user of your iPod and enjoy getting a full day’s worth of playback then you may want to consider replacing your battery after a few years of use.
Everyone uses their iPod differently, if you are a constant video watcher or if you like to let your iPod run through for long periods of time then changing your iPod battery can be a good idea. The new replacement batteries available on the market allow for even longer runtime than your original battery in many cases. New iPod battery technology allows for larger capacity batteries to fit into the same space within your iPod. The new Lithium Polymer and Lithium Ion technology used in today’s modern batteries can supply your iPod with long lasting playback of all your music and videos.
There are a few other reasons to change your battery. Just like any other battery the iPod battery is no different. Constant and repeated charging cycles can deplete your iPod battery capacity resulting in less playback ability. Leaving your iPod sitting around for long periods of time will also deplete the battery, usually within a week or two you will notice less battery power than when you started. iPods also like to have a decent charge to operate properly. This is particularly evident in the hard drive based iPods where adequate power is necessary to fully operate the iPod Hard Drive. The newer iPod Touch screen models utilize large LCD screens which can also run down your battery if constantly used. Constant use of applications, games, and the Wi-Fi mode can also attribute to battery loss.
iPod Battery replacement is an affordable option for the consumer. It is relatively inexpensive to replace your battery and you can ensure you will get a long life out of your iPod. Experienced and professional repair centers can replace your battery quickly without causing any damage to your iPod or other internal components.
Repair Sharks offers battery replacements for almost every model iPod and iPhone. Contact us today for a quote on battery replacement or visit our website at http://www.repairsharks.com
In addition to offering both national and international iPod, iPhone, and Xbox 360 repair services Repair Sharks also caters toward our local Long Island customers. If you are in need of repair services for your iPod and would like to drop off your iPod at our Long Island location please call us to set up an appointment. Drop off service is available Monday through Saturday and periodically on Sunday depending on availability of our staff.
We service all areas of Suffolk and Nassau county Long Island. Additionally we service Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bronx, and Manhattan. Customers can mail in their iPod, iPhone or Xbox 360 or drop them off for repair.
We offer complete service for our Long Island customers including but not limited to :
iPod and iPhone battery replacement
headphone jack repair and replacement,
Front glass replacement
Hard Drives issues
Xbox 360 red ring repair
Water damage repair
We are currently repairing the following products in our repair shop.
iPod 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and Photo Generation
iPod 5th Generation Video – all models
iPod 6th Generation Classic – all models
iPod Nano 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th (w/camera) Generation
iPod Touch 1st, 2nd, 3rd Generation
iPhone 2G, 3G, and 3GS
Some services can be completed while you wait. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to get more information regarding an iPod, iPhone, or Xbox 360 repair. Our experienced technicians will have you running in no time.