Consider this a cautionary tale against trying to fix your iPod or your iPhone yourself.  Recently, a guy over in Sussex (like the European Sussex) tried fixing it.  And he’d checked online, and discovered that the repair process was not what you’d call difficult.  So he started in, and got the first couple of screws out, but discovered that that glass face plate wasn’t exactly the easiest removal in the instruction set.  So he goes at it with a knife.

You can about imagine what happens here, but let’s just say: explosion, glass shards, eye.

You can connect the dots from there.

So he got himself to the hospital and discovered he’d damaged the protective layer covering his eye.  Now he’ll be wearing an eye patch for the next several weeks, and imagine the shock and horror he felt upon coming home and seeing the shattered iPhone, right where he left it.

Consider yourselves warned.