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Cracking Open the Apple iPod Touch 2nd generation


Over the past year or so we have cracked open several versions of the Apple iPod and the iPhone. These are always delicate operations that often result in broken devices. Unfortunately, the Cracking Open of the iPod Touch second generation is falls in the broken category. Here is what happened.

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Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.

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