Cleaning your iPod touch? Do it right
15 - 30 minutes
I was cleaning the dust out from the cover of my iPod touch and used the assembly guide to remove my previous front panel. Unfortunately, I didn't go through all the proper steps and failed to remove the touch screen ribbon cable. I guess i under-estimated the true fagility of that cable and it ripped quite easily.
Repair went great other than reconnecting the new cable was a bit of a pain. Use some plastic tweezers if you can find them. Otherwise, matching up the ports were very difficult.
When cleaning, don't skip tests. If installing a new front panel, use tweezers on the touch screen cable attachment