iPod Nano 2nd Generation Display Replacement
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- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Difficult
Replace a cracked or faulty display.
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When removing the bottom bezel, be sure not to bend the plastic surrounding the dock connector.
Carefully insert an iPod opening tool in the seam between the metal casing and white plastic bezel.
Lift the bottom bezel off the iPod. It's glued on using a mild adhesive, so some force may be required.
Use a spudger to disconnect the headphone jack cable from the logic board. You need to gently pry the connector toward (or up, if you like, the connector is like LEGO® building blocks) the front of the iPod until it comes loose from the logic board.
Special hint for the reassembly: Push the connector inside until it is over the corresponding connector of the logic board. Then insert a thin tool over the connector and push it down onto the logic boards connector.
Use a metal spudger to carefully pry the metal bracket off the back of the display. Make sure you only pry off the bracket and not the clear shielding on the rear of the display. By working from the inside of the display, you won't be able to accidentially pry up the clear plastic shielding.