ok...so since i found numerous sites that i can get a back cover for $20 and the entire front panel for $70, i got inpatient and cracked the touch open using small screw drivers. i just really wanted to see it and wanted to see if i could see what's wrong with the logic board. i have a question is the battery ruined if it bends? i thought it was going to be a battery kind of like a phone battery, but it's pliable (sp?) it feels like slightly dry clay. it was kind of hard to pry it up without it bending. other than that, the disassembly was much easier than expected. and i'm sure that if i had the proper tools it would've been MUCH easier.