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Broken lcd screen.

Hi, my ipod screen just broke and i want to replace it, but i'm looking for a picture/video tutorial to show how to replace the screen. Another thing i'm worried about is that i've heard other people doing this and the new screen didn't work. Help is appreciated. THANK YOU!

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