**FOR people that know about iPod Touch Repair? Digitizer? HELP PLEASE!!**?
Ok so here’s the thing, my iPod Touch 3rd Gen is broken after a few months of having it. And its been broken since May. So I want to repair it. Here’s the story:
My 3yr old daughter got a hold of it and put in her little kitchen sink filled with Big Red. I took it out, cleaned it, turned it off, stuck it in a bag of rice for a day.
At first it turned on, then it had the image to plug it to itunes, but itunes didn’t recognize it. Finally the next day it did. After about 10 restores I finally got it to the “Slide to Unlock” screen. But it won’t slide at ALL! I tried everything. A few weeks later I tried again, still nothing. The LCD is fine, Graphics are normal and all. When I plug it up to itunes it recognizes it and it will sync the ipod. It just CANNOT SLIDE like it doesn’t “sense” my touch or something. Its not frozen.
A few weeks ago I even updated the latest version thinking that would work but it doesn’t. So naturally I looked online for a solution. I came across a “digitizer” (a part in the ipod) thinking maybe this is what I need to replace. I found one on ebay for like $ 30 comes with screen, tools and all.
My question is: Do you think this is what needs replacing? The Digitizer. I don’t want to buy it if this is not whats wrong with my ipod. If you know a solution or if you think something else was damaged, please let me know. I really don’t feel comfortable using a credit card online, so I want to be Absolutely certain this is whats wrong with it.
Oh, before I forget:
Apple Store wont repair due to water damage.
Can’t buy a new one because, well really we can’t afford it. My husband got it for me for Valentines Day. I feel so bad that $ 200 dollars went down the drain. And its my fault for not putting my stuff in a secure place, while I was cleaning. So my daughter got ahold of it within that 2 min. I was vacuuming and noticed it was gone. So please don’t say “Buy a new one.”
I have a feeling it is repairable.I am willing to do the repair myself, I just need someone that knows about electronics, digitizers, ipod’s and stuff. Just to make sure Im making the right move and not completely off course. Thanks so much!