iPod Touch 2Gen

Glass Lens/Digitizer


Part Brand
Apple Computer Company
one (1) Year Parts & Labor

Time to Install
Up to 10 min
Black & Clear


How and where can I get Glass Lens/Digitizer Repair Service on a iPod Touch 2Gen?

You can get your iPod Touch 2Gen Glass Lens/Digitizer Repair Service by visiting Springfield iPhone Repair in Downtown Springfield, MO (412 S Campbell in Springfield, MO). No appointment is needed for this repair. Feel free to come to our shop location during our open business hours 10A-2P and 3P-6P Monday through Friday. Repair time is up to 10 min, and comes with one (1) Year Parts & Labor Warranty. If you choose (and the part availability allows for) to get this item shipped, you will likely forfeit any such warranties as described. This repair service is not available for price-matching at this time.
$45 Outright Purchase: This product can be purchased outright for $45 and includes all the items listed above. We do not help with installations, check youtube or other training videos for additional information. Shipping, Tools and Instruction are not included.
*Includes Installation
* Not interchangable with the iPod Touch 1 Gen, 3rd Gen or 4th Gen. * Not interchangable with any iPhone

Symptoms & Preventative Measures

When a Apple Computer Company iPod Touch 2Gen needs a Glass Lens/Digitizer

Cracked Glass

You can see the content of your screen, but there is broken glass that makes it hard to see. Cracks, splinters, and shattered glass can occur when dropped, or upon a high PSI impact to the 2nd Gen iPod Touch. While not often, sometimes screen will break inside pockets, usually due to pressure from keys or other hard objects impacting the screen. The Digitizer (what reads the touch of your fingers) will typically still be responsive, but can also fail, if not immedaitely, over time.

Preventative Measures include using a case for your iPod Touch that creates seperation between objects and the screen. cases that don't create a 'lip' on the glass side of the screen may be fashionable, but provide no protection. An Otter Box™ protective case on the other hand, provides significant protection against impact damage to the front, back or sides of the iPod Touch. Screen protectors provide limited protection as they do not prevent PSI breaks (Pounds per Square Inch) where pinpoint pressure causes the screen to crack, however, it will aid in protection against sliding cracks where impact is minimal but objects harshly abrase the screen.

Digitizer (Touchscreen) Failure

iPod Touch stops responding to touchscreen commands. This can occur with impact damage (usually in association with cracks in the glass for the screen), extreme heat (such as laying in the sun for extended periods of time) or water damage to the device (although sometimes the mainboard is too damaged to use a new digitizer/glass replacement). *Note: most items including gloves, pens, or other objects will not work to repond to 'touch'. Preventative Measures include using an Otter Box™ protective case, and keeping the iPod Touch out of the sun for long periods of time.

Scratched Glass

Aesthetic repair for those with scratches on the external glass. Glass can scratch from a variety of things, including (but not limited to) keys in the same pocket as the iPod Touch, skidding across rough surfaces (concrete, walls, even hardwood floors). Preventative measures include a plastic adhesive clear/ anti-glare or reflective screen protector, a ZAGG Invisible Shield ™, or a case with a protective layer such as the Otter Box™.

How the Digitizer / Touch Screen Works

There are two layers of glass for the Digitizer Assembly, the first is simply glass, which is what you touch. The second is attached to the first, and senses the touch via an electrical field that transmits and recieves based on the 'return' from your finger or stylus. The advantage of the iPod Touch Digitizer, is that it runs independantly from the LCD, so even with a dead LCD you can still use the iPod Touch. TO read more, check out Ejizzle4550's article on how the iPod Touch Digitizer works

Are the 2G Screens the same as the other generations of iPod Touches?

No. They are the same size as the 3rd Generation and the look the same, but they are not. An iPod Touch 3rd Gen Digitizer will not plug into a 2nd Generation iPod Touch, or work to any degree. Remember, while they look similar, understand that they are NOT interchangable. iPod Touch 1st Gen Digitizer is not to the same dimensions or specifications. A 4th Gen iPod Touch requires a complete screen replacement and is not compatible in any way, shape or form

Is this part an Original iPod Touch part?

Yes. It comes with a 1 Year Warranty against manufacturing defects or installation errors, including the part and labor to replace it. Please ensure that you pick up a warranty card at the time of repair. The warranty explicitly does not include any screen that is cracked, shattered or broken in any way, damaged due to fluid or water, or if the iPhod Touch was repaired by any other company. Warranty validation may require further inquiry than initial inspection.

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