Originally Posted by ipod rescue
Removing the screen from the original mid frame is a chore and can be done using a hair dryer.
My advice though, if you are going to do this yourself and buy a new digitizer of ebay, then you may as well spend a few more dolars and get the midframe with new adhesive as well. Do the job properly.
I do about 10 of these a week at present and anytime i have had to reuse the midframe the existing old glue needs to be totally removed and replaced otherwise the glass will not sit completely flush with the ipod anymore.
It's just not worth the hassle, get the midframe when you buy the digitizer and reuse your existing home button parts from the old one.
I actually had the digitizer on my 2nd gen Touch replaced under my extended warranty from Wal-Mart. But with the new digitizer my screen is no longer flush with the iPod's bezel anymore! The two opposite bottom and top corners are not level and push in and out slightly too.
Is this because the repair was done by reusing the old midframe? So I'm wondering if it's possible to fix the problem by replacing my old midframe and/or digitizer with a complete new set with evenly spread out adhesive?