So I've got a broken iPod Touch 1st gen here that looks like it was either run over or stepped on as the rear metal casing is concave. It does not power on or charge. I decided to tear it down and found that the battery had a hole in it and was leaking somewhat so I disconnected it. Now I'm left wondering what to do with it. I'd love to make use of some of the nice miniaturized hardware in there if possible. The LCD would make for a nice case-mounted screen in my PC/HTPC or in the car. Even better would be if I could use the multitouch panel in conjunction with Windows 7! (a guy can dream can't he? Please Register or Log in to view images ) I'm also wondering if the battery is the only thing that is damaged since it doesn't turn on when plugged in with or without the damaged battery. I'll see if I can get my hands on a replacement or similar power source. So, my main question is: Can the iPod Touch's LCD screen be connected (via VGA/DVI/USB) and used as a computer monitor? If anyone with some experience with LCDs and controller/driver boards has any input it would be much appreciated.