DIY Repairs for Minor Dings and Scratches on Your iPod


    Finding a crack on your beloved iPod can be a terrible moment, or even picking it up after a fall and realizing that you have blemished its exterior. While it may still be usable, a flawed exterior isn’t the best look. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways you can repair the cracks and dings on your iPod without having to break the bank, nor worry about the look of your device. Here are some ideas:

    Get a Case

    This might seem obvious, but if you have cracks on the outside of your iPod (specifically any location other than the screen), a case will help in future protection of your device, and should cover up any unsightly damage. Cases are available for purchase at many local kiosks, as well as the Apple Store online.

    Get Creative

    You may want to fix the cracks, but if you’re not set on that, why not turn your iPod into an art project? Using colored highlighters on the cracked section can make your phone look like a mosaic project, and can turn an otherwise unsightly crack into a beautiful work of art.

    Outside of using highlighters, you can get more creative with other arts and crafts supplies to distract attention from the crack or ding. If there’s a mark down the back of the case, consider using pens or paints to draw a scene on the same area, utilizing the scar as the center of the artwork. It could act as a lightning bolt, a landscape, or anything you’d like, as long as you let your imagination run wild.


    This can be great fun, since it lets you decorate your device with stick-on paper in a variety of designs. You can choose from artwork, quotes, or really anything pleasing to your eye. If you’re not sure where to find stickers, head to and browse the stickers section. You’ll be sure to find something that strikes your fancy.

    If you can’t find something you like, there’s always the option of designing your own sticker to place on your iPod. While you can always take a blank one and draw on it, another way is to head to and create your own artwork. You can choose from a variety of colors, fonts, and shapes in order to best meet your needs. This lets you decorate your device with your individualized stamp.

    Regular Old Glue

    If the ding to your iPod has actually left a piece missing, then it might be best to revert to gluing the piece back onto your device. But be careful: standard Elmer’s glue is not the best kind for this type of repair. Look into extremely strong adhesives that are sure to last, like Gorilla Glue. Applying this liberally to both your device and the missing piece will create a secure fit, and ensure that the missing piece will stay in place for good.

    Take Care of Your iPod

    Whatever you choose to do, the best fix is prevention. So whether you decorate your iPod, get a device, or glue everything back together, be careful next time to ensure you don’t have to go through this again.

    Helen Sousa
    My name is Helen Sousa. I am a professional reporter that has experience with writing and broadcasting.

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