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Old January 14th 11, 05:03 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Frank Krygowski[_2_]
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On Jan 9, 12:50*am, Frank Krygowski wrote:


... Sure enough, it looked like a perfect iPod lying screen up, dead
center in the westbound lane, plus some other stuff. *Again, too much
traffic both ways. *I rode about 100 feet past it and pulled into a
drive on the left and waited for traffic to clear.

After about 30 seconds, I had enough gap to head back downhill. *In
that amount of time, someone had run it over, despite it being dead
center in the lane. *Its touch screen was smashed.

I picked it up anyway (and still intend to dissect it, just for fun).
But what a near miss!


So seriously: Is there anything interesting or practical to do with
an iPod with a smashed screen?

- Frank Krygowski
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Old January 15th 11, 03:06 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Peter Cole[_2_]
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On 1/13/2011 11:03 PM, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On Jan 9, 12:50 am, Frank wrote:


... Sure enough, it looked like a perfect iPod lying screen up, dead
center in the westbound lane, plus some other stuff. Again, too much
traffic both ways. I rode about 100 feet past it and pulled into a
drive on the left and waited for traffic to clear.

After about 30 seconds, I had enough gap to head back downhill. In
that amount of time, someone had run it over, despite it being dead
center in the lane. Its touch screen was smashed.

I picked it up anyway (and still intend to dissect it, just for fun).
But what a near miss!


So seriously: Is there anything interesting or practical to do with
an iPod with a smashed screen?

- Frank Krygowski


Google around, there might be a tutorial for DIY screen replacement,
usually replacement displays are available at places like EBay. I do
micro electronic repair from time to time, it's not too hard if you have
a few tools and lots of patience.
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Old January 17th 11, 02:03 PM
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