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About iSickBay
About Me, you may as well know about me... the perfectionist mad scientist
Arrange a repair of your device, the steps involved
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What happens when you get my device... the iPhone, iPad or iPod?

You can
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or you can Call toll free!!      1-877-iPod-Pro
or you can Call toll free!!      1-877-476-3776
About My Work
›iPad Repairs:
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›iPod Touch Repairs:
›iPod Nano Repairs:
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›My Digital Camera Repairs
›My Cell Phone Repairs
› 1000's of Stories on Repairs I've done from all over the world. Pages -> 550|500|400|300|200|100|50
Customer Comments on my work
My Most Complex Patient Cases
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Other Services & Info
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Opinions on some iPod models
How to Select a Used iPod
Where to Buy a NEW iPod CHEAPLY
Which Docking Station to buy???
What car adapter should I get???
Opinions on the Microsoft Zune
How To's and Tips
How to Reset Your iPod
Choosing an iPod Format
Format Mac iPod for PC
Copy iTunes Libraries
Add a folder to iTunes Library - Macintosh User
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How to Rip iPod Movies
The iPod Touch 2nd Generation

iPod Touch 2nd Generation... more refined

The iPod Touch 1st Gen, was very much like the iPhone 2G (the original iPhone). It was a great concept but making it something that could be mass produced and work was the real task.

The micro-kernal operating system the Touch used was basically perfected by the release of the 2G iPhone, the problem was getting the finger/digitizer/LCD to all work together.

The approach Apple took for the original Touch was similar to the 2G iPhone. In the iPhone they laminated all the display assembly parts together. In the Touch 1st Gen they bolted the upper glass/digitizer/LCd together as one monolithic part.

By the time of the Touch 2nd Gen, the OS had "finger forgiveness" baked in a bit better so instead the display assembly was basically 2 parts and repairs were able to be made more simply.

The upper glass had the digitizer laminated to the bottom of it and those parts were glued to a plastic bezel which is sometimes referred to as a "mid-chasiss".

A cracked upper glass on the 2nd Gen was replaceable affordably. If you dropped your Touch and it developed from the drop a "white out" LCD, the LCD could be replaced uniquely.

The second also had a small piezo electric transducer that operated as a speaker. The transducer is pressed up against the cupped (convex in your hand) backplate and that contact... transducer to backplate made the backplate a resonator for the speaker. Very clever use.

Because there was a built in speaker, Apple included a volume control rocker switch on it's upper left side so you could control volume without having to "open/unlock" the device to make changes.

By the time of the 2nd Gen, the Touch had been fully embraced by adolescents. Think about it, earlier generations might have kept a "diary" to hold personal secrets. In the age of the Touch, the 4 digit lock code keeps Mom and Dad from knowing what you are up to.

Because the Touch has perfect internet connectivity through it's WiFi connection *and* comes ready to send and receive email through any web based account *or* through FaceBook messaging, parents have very little direct control over who there kids associate with on-line.

It is *the perfect* modern age diary.

The way you can tell you have a Touch 2nd Gen in your hand is the serial number is engraved centered over the top of the summary paragraph on the chrome backplate.

Call 707-544-4400


email me at with questions or to set up a repair.


Monday through Friday from 10am to 7pm, and Saturday & Sunday noon to 6pm.

I'm in Sonoma County... Northern California wine country,

    Frank Walburg
    Service Court
    Santa Rosa, Ca 95403-3139

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