How To Install A New Sleepwake Button On My iPod Touch
If you've recently dropped your iPod Touch you may be wondering, "how to install a new sleepwake button my iPod Touch?" On occasion when the iPod Touch is dropped or forcefully damaged the sleepwake button may stop functioning. The problem is typically not the actual sleepwake button, it's the small cable on the inside of the iPod Touch that connects to sleepwake button to the logic board. Regardless, the best solution is to install a new sleepwake button first. Installing the sleepwake button on your iPod Touch won't require any special tools, although they do help.
You will need:
- Non-scratch pry tool (recommended)
- Small flat-heat screw driver (optional)
- #00 Phillips Head Screwdriver
- Remove the screen cover. Using the non-scratch pry tool (or a flathead screw driver) carefully pry the screen cover from the front of the iPod Touch. Insert the non-scratch pry tool in the gap between the screen and the outer metallic casing. Continue this until the screen cover becomes loose. Carefully lift the screen cover from the iPod Touch.
- Remove the LCD Screen. Loosen the four clips on the right, three on the left which hold the LCD Screen to the LCD Screen assembly. Gently life the screen up exposing the LCD assembly and the screws mounting it to your iPod Touch.
- Remove the LCD Screen assembly. Use the #00 Phillips head screwdriver to remove the screws along the outer edge of the LCD Assembly.
- Remove the LCD ribbon cable. Lift the LCD assemble up to locate the LCD ribbon cable. Using a small flat head screwdriver, carefully remove the ribbon cable. Now lift the LCD Screen and assembly from the casing of the iPod Touch. Set it aside carefully.
- Locate the sleepwake button. Notice the sleepwake button towards the top of the logic board in your iPod Touch. Inspect it for any damage.
- Replace the sleepwake button. Replace the button by removing the ribbon cable and then the actual button. Install the new module and connect the ribbon cable. To make this process easier you may want to remove the logic board. This can be done by removing all screws with a T-6 Torx screwdriver.
- Reassemble the iPod Touch. Reassemble your iPod Touch in a similar fashion to which you disassembled it. Make sure to replace all screws and position everything correctly and securely.
- Try using a guitar pick to open the screen on your iPod Touch.
- Be extra careful with ribbon cables in your iPod Touch, they tear easily.
- If the sleepwake button still doesn't work, replace the ribbon cable in your iPod Touch,