Installing iPod Shuffle 1st Generation Battery & Logic Board
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- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Very difficult
The motherboard of your iPod controls everything in the iPod.
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The following step can be challenging and time consuming. Be sure to go slowly and have patience to prevent damaging your iPod.
Use an Exacto knife to separate the glue holding the USB port on the iPod. Run the knife along the seam between the two sections of the iPod until the glue is separated. Expect to run the knife along this edge 20-30 times before the glue will be entirely freed.
Use a spudger to push on the headphone jack and slide the USB port out of its housing.
If the USB port doesn't come free, check to make sure all the glue holding the USB port in place has been released. Pulling on the USB port itself is not recommended as there is a fragile ribbon cable that can be ripped if the USB port suddenly comes free.
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