Broken ribon Cable inside Ipod Touch

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  1. lilsleepy59

    lilsleepy59 Member

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    Alright, well today I got my new screen digitizer for my ipod touch. (I had the screen cracked)
    during the middle of the opening process I broke one of the ribons in half.

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    The yellow line shows how the ribon is broken in half.
    This got me all worried but I wasn't gonna stop, I went on replacing the screen and closing up my ipod touch again, with the BROKEN ribon.
    So I close up my ipod touch and I turn it on with the top button and it works :S.
    The Home button also works and so does the wifi :S
    Everything works like perfect, so what i'm asking is...
    what is that ribon for??

    [EDIT] THE RIBBON SNAPPED IS CONNECTED TO THE WIFI ANTENNA SO IT DOESN'T REACH AS LONG AS IT USED TO
  2. Abcmsaj

    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    Is it to hold stuff tightly in place? :\
  3. moosemun

    moosemun New Member

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    kinda hard to see...have you tried syncing and listening to music?


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    I hope its just that though
  4. EvanTDM

    EvanTDM New Member

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    It's for the power... like the PS2 uses a ribbon on its left side to distribute power.. this wouldnt be an exception
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    it controls the gates of hell...

    now you've doomed us all...
  6. lilsleepy59

    lilsleepy59 Member

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    plays and syncs good, but what do you mean its to distribute power? or what??i know the ps2 has a ribbon, and it controlls the power ON/OFF. I broke that ribon too like 3 years ago and the ps2 couldnt power on or open the disk drive. but everything works on the ipod perfectly so I don't get you
  7. ELLDAWG

    ELLDAWG Banned

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    well, looks like your not very good with ribons my friend.
  8. Paintball

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    can you get a closer picture of the peice connected to the broken cable?
  9. stabbyjoe12

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  10. EvanTDM

    EvanTDM New Member

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    i dont get you either

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    .... did you like completely snip the ribbon? i'm not an expert on the insides of iPods

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