iPod 5th Generation (Video) Front Panel Replacement

Instructions on how to remove the iPod Video's front panel.

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Edit Step 1 Case  ¶ 

  • Before opening your iPod, ensure that the hold switch is in the locked position. The slider should be all the way to the right if your iPod is facing you.

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Opening the iPod can be challenging. Do not get discouraged if it takes you a few tries before the iPod is opened.

  • Free the first retainer clip on the bottom of the iPod using the iPod opening tool. The tool's edge should point towards the metal back case to prevent scratching the plastic front.

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  • Use this photo of the OPENED iPod for the reference, in order to locate the areas where the retaining clips are - 4 per side, one on top and two at the bottom. It should save you a lot of frustration and help avoid scratching the plastic cover.

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  • There are four retaining clips on each side of the iPod. An iPod opening tool will be used to separate the plastic front from the metal back of the iPod.

  • Insert the iPod opening tool into the left side of the iPod, with the edge of the tool pointing towards the metal back.

  • A small guitar pick can be extremely helpful in opening the iPod. Simply insert it and slide the pick around the case to free the clips to streamline the process.

  • Gently enlarge the existing crevice by wiggling the iPod opening tool and moving it to the left.

  • Continue doing so until the entire side of the iPod is loose.

  • You can then insert an iPod opening tool to the right of the Hold button. Be very careful while inserting the tool, as the display is very fragile.

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  • Gently glide the iPod opening tool on the top of the display, making sure to free the retaining clips.

  • The other sides of the iPod should now easily come loose. If they do not, use iPod opening tools on the right side of the iPod in the same way as on the left side of the iPod.

  • Separate the front of the iPod from the back about an inch (or a couple of centimeters).

  • The iPod casing is now open, but don't completely separate the two halves just yet. Two ribbon cables are still connecting the back panel to the rest of the iPod.

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  • Use angled tweezers or an iPod opening tool to slide up the brown connector latch, holding the orange battery ribbon cable in place. Make sure you pull from both sides of the latch. You only need to lift the brown connector latch up about 1-2mm to free the cable. Do not lift more or remove the latch, or you might pull the white connector with it!

  • Don't lift up too far or you could pull the battery connector out of the logic board.

  • Make sure to slide the brown connector directly upwards. The connector is frail and will break if it is accidentally shifted to the side. The connector has hooks at the bottom to hold the cable in place. As soon as you break one of the arms you will have problems putting the battery cable back on. If it breaks put the cable in the slot and then push the brown holder in place to keep the cable from slipping out.

  • Remove the cable from the connector.

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  • You should now have one orange ribbon cable still attaching the front case to the back.

  • At this point you are able to remove and replace the blue rubber bumpers, or continue with separating the case.

  • Separating the case is not necessary to complete battery replacement but may facilitate ease of replacement. It does require removing an extra cable at some risk of damage during removal

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  • Lift up the hard drive to expose the headphone jack ribbon connector (indicated by the yellow box).

  • If the hard drive bumpers come loose, make sure to put them back with the notch as shown in the picture.

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  • With the iPod opening tool, gently lift the brown tab of the headphone ribbon cable connector. The tab will rotate up 90 degrees, releasing the ribbon cable.

  • Using your fingers, pull out the headphone jack ribbon cable.

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  • The front and back of the iPod should now be completely separated.

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Edit Step 11 Hard Drive  ¶ 

  • Use a small iPod opening tool to release the black hinge holding the hard drive ribbon cable. The tab will rotate up 90 degrees towards the logic board, releasing the ribbon cable.

  • Use your forefinger to hold the ribbon cable in place; disconnect the drive from the ribbon cable.

  • Make sure the hard drive rubber side bumpers are attached to the drive being installed. Use the hard drive rubber side bumper installation guide to accomplish this task.

  • If necessary, the blue foam padding on the hard drive might also need to be transferred to the replacement drive.

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Edit Step 12 Front Panel  ¶ 

  • Remove the three black Phillips screws securing the front panel to the metal framework.

  • Rotate the iPod laterally 180 degrees and remove the three black Phillips screws securing the front panel to the metal framework on the other side.

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  • You may meet some resistance near the center of the iPod as there is a mild adhesive used to help hold the two pieces together.

  • Carefully work around the edge of the iPod to separate the front panel from the metal framework.

  • Lift the framework (including the attached display, logic board, and click wheel) away from the front panel.

  • Make sure that the click wheel button is in place before reinstalling the framework in the front panel.

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Edit Step 14  ¶ 

  • The front panel should now be free from the rest of the iPod.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the iPod 5th Generation (Video) device page.

Required Tools

Phillips #00 Screwdriver

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Plastic Opening Tools

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Recommended Tools

Universal Drive Adapter

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iFixit Lock Pick Set

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Inspection Scope

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One word of advice: My cousin opened his vid from the top and accidentally cracked his screen in half. I would suggest to start opening it from the bottom, near the dock connector.

Cyrus, · Reply

I too just cracked the screen in half by starting at the top. The screen is completely shot now. Got a guide for replacing screens? These things are hard to open. Be careful! Have someone hold it while you slowly pry it open.

wittweb, · Reply

I have a cracked screen, starting from the upper right corner. 1/3 ofthe screen is black. Can I fix it?

Phil

koby,

I just replaced a broken screen and battery tonight in my early ipod video 30g. I think you may have not got the audio cable back in correctly or you may need to replace the earphone connector. This site is great and just last week i used ifixit parts to fix my ibook dc in then tonight my ipod. Saved a ton of cash and the service is awesome.

spdmonkey, · Reply

ive just replaced my screen and its working fine, apart from when i switch it on it says i need to connect to itunes, when i do that it says that it needs resetting to factory settings, and when i do that it gets to the end then just says i need to reset it again???? any help please?

qwerty, · Reply

very useful

jimixiaozi, · Reply

Replaced my screen that somehow cracked in my bag while it was under the seat in front of me on an airplane. 80GB 5.5g video.

The only thing I'll add is that when I first installed the new screen, I would get all kinds of weird artifacts after putting the case back together. It would be fine with the case open but as soon as pressure was applied it would turn white and go crazy. I looked at the old screen and saw a small white plastic sticker covering the electronics on the old screens ribbon cable, so I peeled it off and put it on the new screen's ribbon cable and everything went back together and worked perfectly. Placing pressure on these components must cause trouble and I guess the sticker disperses the pressure to prevent this. It's like new.

I was really bummed because I have Rockbox running on this thing and no ipods since the 5.5g will run it, and you can't buy those anymore without spending a fortune. Thank you ifixit.com.

gkmeyer, · Reply

i followed all the steps and fix it up by myself ~ haha THX~

swean, · Reply

Quote from hidi00z:

hey, greg29 i have the same situation with my 5th gene iPOD, right now the display it's white and i want to know if you show where i need to put the white sticker or another kind of sticker because the old dispelay i throw it away...thanks,

hidi00z, · Reply

Just finished replacing my battery (30 gb video). Piece of cake! Great information. I would skip steps 7-9, and just replace battery. But I'm no expert....

Gino T, · Reply

I need a little help guys. I have an Ipod 30G video that I plugged into a car charger and now the screen is black with the apple logo. I thought it was the battery that was dead, but I replaced it using your guide(thanks!!) and it's still showing the same thing. Black screen with the apple logo. I tried charging it and it still doesn't do anything. Any ideas what it could be? Thanks.

jer, · Reply

Replaced battery and screen on 30GB video ipod in 90 minutes. In the first 5 minutes the fine tip broke off the removal tool. Later I discovered why....I was prying the front cover off instead of separarting the back cover from the rest of the unit. The front cover tabs are right next to the back cover tabs so be sure you are getting the right one. If done properly I would have saved 30 minutes. I also broke several front cover tabs during removal so good thing I was replacing front cover too! The new front cover did not match up well with the old tabs. I agree with skipping steps 7 - 9 to release the headphone ribbon. I yanked the unit around pretty good getting the front cover back on and no trouble with the headphones. The removal tools were no match for the tape on the back of battery, instead get a very small standard screwdriver to get the battery loose. Trickiest part is the little tab that holds the battery ribbon; when you are putting it back together just push straight down nice and easy with the tip of the small tool and she locks right back in place. The wife had given up on this iPod and get a new 8 GB nano for Christmas...I inherited this one and am quite pleased for $30! iTunes did not pop up when I hooked it to the USB to charge, so I that I will go now and see if there is problem there. Terrific site, thanks for the help.

Jeff, · Reply

Quote from stumped:

I followed all the steps for taking apart my 5th gen Ipod video, replacing the factory battery with a new one. Now my click wheel does not work. I've tried resetting it without success. Any suggestions?

I have exactly the same problem, though I was replacing the headphone jack instead. Nothing appears to be loose and I didn't open the front panel at all.

benthuronyi, · Reply

Quote from jimmora:

Hi - no need to disconnect all those cables, take out the HD, etc. Skip all the way to unscrewing and save the effort of trying to sneak those cables back into place.

well the cables aren't too bad, and you don't want to accidentally tear one of the cables when sliding in the new display-- i'd recommend disconnecting the hard drive, battery and headphone jack before attempting to remove the screen.

iTronics Repair, · Reply

BRILLIANT instructions!

I got software problem after installing new Logic Board. iTunes keeps asking me to restore - I do, but it make no difference. Still can't synch. Anyone else have this problem?

jingofafa, · Reply

Quote from jingofafa:

BRILLIANT instructions!

I got software problem after installing new Logic Board. iTunes keeps asking me to restore - I do, but it make no difference. Still can't synch. Anyone else have this problem?

terry cynright, · Reply

Quote from benthuronyi:

I have exactly the same problem, though I was replacing the headphone jack instead. Nothing appears to be loose and I didn't open the front panel at all.

Yes, when I replaced my screen, the click wheel no longer works except I can hold the select & menu buttons and rest my i-pod all day long. that is the only part of the click wheel that now works. Anyone can help all 3 of us out?

dragonlore, · Reply

Quote from terry cynright:

I found out the problem: I used the wrong Logic Board! I have a 5th Gen. 80GB model and needed the 820-1975-A board (instead I installed the 820-1763-A board, which apparently only works for 30 and 60 GB models).

I wish I'd read this sooner: http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/8078/...

jingofafa, · Reply

I've just replaced the my battery too (30 GB Video). Though it was quite challenging to opening the iPod, it all went smoothly after that; except from a small incident when the small tool broke when attempting to remove the battery from the iPod back. I used the big one instead and it went all fine. I also skipped steps 7-9)

CAUTION: when removing the battery from the iPod back panel, watch-out not to damage the "hold button cable" . The cable is right below the battery, and might be glued to it.

I've connected the iPod to iTunes and everything is reacting fine. My iPod is recharging right now on its cradle :-)

Total handling time: 45 min max.

Thanks to everyone for the tips. Great web site!

gioverking, · Reply

Quote from benthuronyi:

I have exactly the same problem, though I was replacing the headphone jack instead. Nothing appears to be loose and I didn't open the front panel at all.

I'd check that the control cable is correctly seated in its ZIF socket. And that the hold switch is not on.

Yishai Sered, · Reply

Quote from Miroslav Djuric:

Nice guide!

It is a nice guide. I happened to have access to a #000 Phillips which I thought worked a little better than a #00. What do you think?

pricemccarty, · Reply

just tryed to replace battery in my i pod but didnt work had to put old battery back in the cable seems to be backwards to the oiginal one now what

saxconstruction, · Reply

very informative

Mike Chang, · Reply

If a simple diagram of the retaining clips and their locations on the device might be helpful.

RJones, · Reply

The first step was the most difficult for me, as I nearly destroyed the wide opening tool sold by ifixit in the process... after wedging it slightly open, I then grabbed a screwdriver and pulled apart the rest of the iPod. On second thought if I remembered, the putty knife sold here would also help at the very beginning.

Thanks ifixit!

Raj Seshadri, · Reply

Excellent instructions! One suggestion was made to start at the bottom. The first step does show the tool used to start opening at the bottom; so, starting at the top contradicts the first step anyway. Am currently repairing a friends MBP, so have learned a lot about Apple's micro-technology. Patience is certainly a virtue here! : ) Thank you, iFixIt!! Jim W, Panama City, FL

Jim, · Reply

I'm having a lot of difficulty with Step 2. The tool goes in nicely but I can't seem to find the right tool movement that releases the first retainer clip on the bottom. I never get the degree of separation of the back case shown in the photo. When I remove the tool, it just closes back up. Any help is appreciated.

kk, · Reply

Thank you very much. I bought from Spain, it took less than a week to arrive and the replacement was very easy. Peace of cake with your step-by-step guide.

Great job!!

pedrolucena14, · Reply

Quote from kk:

I'm having a lot of difficulty with Step 2. The tool goes in nicely but I can't seem to find the right tool movement that releases the first retainer clip on the bottom. I never get the degree of separation of the back case shown in the photo. When I remove the tool, it just closes back up. Any help is appreciated.

I also had problems with this and it took some time. The pictures didn't help much with this problem. Honestly, I'm not 100% sure how I got it to work, but I think it is necessary to pry the metal casing outward while working the face upward. Don't give up. I hope this helps.

pricemccarty, · Reply

Just a word of warning to everyone, be careful with Step 2. I was having a hard time opening my iPod (I was using a screwdriver), but when it finally opened I accidentally knocked off some small black thingy on the logic board. I am not too devastated, because it was not working in the first place. But just wanted to warn others.

Gaoez01, · Reply

i found it useful to get an old credit card to help freeing the case, somehow the opening tool i add was made of really soft plastic - and yes i confirm it s quiet hard to open but afterwards it s snaping back into place quiet easily

oliviermolody, · Reply

So i did it with success - watch out there is 2kind of motherboards -

the audio was gone on mine ( got it replace once by apple (bought in 2006 replace in 2010 failed again in 2011 but no chance to replace it, so i repaired it ...thanks i fixit )

oliviermolody, · Reply

After having given up on getting the case open, I decided to try again. I succeeded by having 2 tools, 1 to keep the bottom open while I used the other to pry open the sides. After that, replacing the hard drive was easy. I did not need to fully separate it by unseating the headphone ribbon jack.

kk, · Reply

I found using another ipod opener tool handy to just hold open the case enough to get a start on the side clips.

paul meegan, · Reply

I've found starting from the TOP or sides to be easier. I could not get the bottom tabs to release until I got the top ones free.

kane298, · Reply

After hurting my thumb while trying to open the bottom-side I watched some youtube clips to get an idea how it should look like. Instead pry open the case I had much more success by sliding the side of the case up and down with the opening tool until it come loose a litte bit. Then working to the edges and around till a side, top and bottom where open.

Skiko, · Reply

I had a difficult time with this as well. I ended up breaking the supplied iFixit tools, and used a small screwdriver from an eyeglass repair kit to do most of the work. Once three sides are opened it will separate easily, but the first two are tricky. Don't give up.

jpmajor, · Reply

Just a note that if you don't have the special opening tools to hand, a couple of guitar picks did the trick for me :-)

Casey Holford, · Reply

In case the IPod housing resists the rigidness of the plastic opening tool (tool starts to dismantle slightly) better keep a proper edge on the opening tool and use a very small screwdriver - as sometimes supplied with the display - to very gently squeeze between the housing halves as described to do with the plastic opening tool, so the edge facing rather twards the metal back. The retainer clips just fit tight, no hooks or lightly breaking edges. Once the housing starts to open minimal fingernail force to pull housing parts slightly apart might help, too.

Eric Njoroge, · Reply

It was the first time I broke open my iPod, and I was a little fuzzy on what was going on with this step. To amplify use the lip of the small opening tool to catch the edge of the cable retainer and gently pull straight up. It should click when released. To get the cable reinserted during reassembly, it was difficult to juggle both halves of the case and have enough slack in the cable to insert it back in the housing. What I used and was very helpful was a surgical hemostat that I used to gently grasp the cable and manuver it back into the housing.

georget, · Reply

f'n great site, i fixed two of my iPods easily, best advice is be incredibly gentle with every step.

bcarlson409, · Reply

I have had so much bad luck with this step. I stopped using the iPod tool since I do tend to use it as a leverage point and actually break the connector of the board. I now use a paperclip that i bend into a L shape hook and lift the clip. Haven't broken one since...

oldturkey03, · Reply

This was extremely helpful! My brown connector latch is positioned vertically, so I could not use the ipod tool. The paperclip worked perfectly!

asbell,

The View Huge version of picture is great!!! A diagram of how this fastener works would also be helpful for both disassembly and assembly.

RJones, · Reply

the small connector should not be a prob. i use the apple spudger tool to lift it (to release) and push it down(lock it). it has a definite click as you push down. dont fear the apple!

cheers&aloha

matt

ACMT

matt, · Reply

Am I the only one that got a battery from ifixit and the battery cable was not like the original and much shorter, the ribbon cable was rapped around the other side and about 3/4 inch shorter, and im not sure how to go about the rest of the steps... any advice would be a great help.

speedisgood2004, · Reply

Quote from speedisgood2004:

Am I the only one that got a battery from ifixit and the battery cable was not like the original and much shorter, the ribbon cable was rapped around the other side and about 3/4 inch shorter, and im not sure how to go about the rest of the steps... any advice would be a great help.

oops, just realized you have to make the bends to the cable yourself and unravel the ribbon from how the batter comes shipped.

speedisgood2004, · Reply

the brown connector holding the orange battery ribbon cable in place broke off is that bad?

ferny, · Reply

Quote from ferny:

the brown connector holding the orange battery ribbon cable in place broke off is that bad?

that piece needs to be on their (on the motherboard) so the battery stays connected securely.

iTronics Repair, · Reply

I followed all these steps to the letter, charged the new battery and all worked fine for about a day. Now I can't get the iPod to respond to anything. The screen is black, it won't charge, itunes doesn't realize it's plugged in. It is flat out dead and just won't respond to anything. Suggestions?

Sue, · Reply

Quote from Sue:

I followed all these steps to the letter, charged the new battery and all worked fine for about a day. Now I can't get the iPod to respond to anything. The screen is black, it won't charge, itunes doesn't realize it's plugged in. It is flat out dead and just won't respond to anything. Suggestions?

Mine is acting the same way. I first replaced the hard drive, then the screen, then the battery. Now all it does it says 'do not disconnect'. On my new laptop, it won't let itunes load and stops the o/s from starting if its connnected upon startup. Any ideas?

terry cynright, · Reply

Exact same thing happened to me. I am trying to assure everything is connected right, but if that does not work I don't know what more I can do. Ideas anyone?

nuskaonline,

I wish I'd done some troubleshooting before I bought a new jack. I got this far in the manual and discovered the connector holding the second ribbon in place had popped open and the ribbon was loose. I reconnected it and problem solved!

If it pops open it looks as if the connector is gone but it isn't. I put the ribbon back in place and gently swept the tool over the spot where the connector is and it went back into place.

Oh well, I have an extra jack if I should ever need it in the future. I know others with the same kind of iPod so I might save the day for someone someday.

RobertS, · Reply

Quote from ferny:

the brown connector holding the orange battery ribbon cable in place broke off is that bad?

Pat, · Reply

Yes, breaking off the brown hold down lever on either connection is bad. With out that hold down lever the yellow strip that fits into that connection will be loose and cause a bad connection. Sorry

Pat, · Reply

If just replacing the battery, you could skip steps 7,8, and 9.

rsosbe, · Reply

In my opinion you could skip 7-9. I suppose the only reason to remove the other ribbon cable is to keep from doing it accidentally while pulling the battery off.

dhughes19, · Reply

I changed the battery yesterday and left out the steps 7 - 9. It's not really necessary to seperate front and back completety.

So you can't break the brown tab. :-)

cguenther, · Reply

I also think that step 7-9 can be skipped.

my new battery is now charging :)

serkaninan, · Reply

[quote|serkaninan]I also think that step 7-9 can be skipped.

If changing the battery, yes, but not if changing the hard drive, as these instr are also a part of. The pic in 7b r.e. bumper tab orientation is very important.

Lavatop, · Reply

I skipped these steps as well but because removing the battery can require some effort, I can see the need to include them. If there was a good way to attach the halves so they act as a single piece, that would be a good alternative to these steps.

RJones, · Reply

Take great care in lifting this tiny brown tab. It is easy to break. Also, take extra great care when re-installing the cable and setting the tab back down on the cable. The cable slightly "sticks" in place before you place the tab back on it. I cannot stress how much gentleness is key with these miniscule tabs.

euphoria, · Reply

Also to elaborate on euphoria's comment on the brown retaining clip, it does flip back to open, so do be very careful with this clip, but dont freak out when the clip flips back on itself, cause when i did it i thought i had snapped the clip in half... but turns out its fine. Hope this takes a little of the stress out of this delicate process.

speedisgood2004, · Reply

Be extra careful pulling up the battery. Mine was stuck down very firmly. Despite trying to be careful, I still managed to tear a ribbon cable.

KFW, · Reply

Quote from euphoria:

Take great care in lifting this tiny brown tab. It is easy to break. Also, take extra great care when re-installing the cable and setting the tab back down on the cable. The cable slightly "sticks" in place before you place the tab back on it. I cannot stress how much gentleness is key with these miniscule tabs.

Umm if the brown retaining clip breaks, is there anyway to fix it

dreamer92, · Reply

Is there anyway to get around breakin the tab to connect the headphone cable to the logic board or no

Rob, · Reply

Quote from dreamer92:

Umm if the brown retaining clip breaks, is there anyway to fix it

I didn't break the tab, but I did lose it. Anyway to replace this? Don't even know what it's called to search for it...

tonyrufkahr, · Reply

Quote from dreamer92:

Umm if the brown retaining clip breaks, is there anyway to fix it

I need to know if this is possible to purchase just the retaining clip that connects the battery to the top of the iPod (the delicate clip everyone is warning about).. Mine broke and on top of that i dropped it and lost it... Am i pretty much screwed?

Richard T, · Reply

Yes, secure it with a piece of tape or glue.

Pat, · Reply

I've seen a few comments regarding leaving the headphone ribbon cable attached thus making it unnecessary to lift the hard drive when replacing a battery. I just replaced the battery in my iPod Video 30GB and I started with the intention of not doing that. After going through the process, I'd recommend following the instructions as stated. Those ribbon cables can be fragile and not removing the headphone cable forces you to torque it around while trying to remove the battery, and plus it's difficult to maneuver around it. It's better to remove it so you have more room to work and less possibility of damaging it when the battery finally comes free.

Burnnie Holliday, · Reply

Notice the small blue bumpers. Mine were not glued and fell out when I moved the hard drive. So when you get to this point take notice of them, and there position. They are not the same. Take them out and set aside in the correct oriented position on your work surface for reinstallation on a later step.

maxtek, · Reply

couldn't get the ribbon out for the hard drive. i just skipped this step and finished. everything works just fine. but be careful when you are removing the SMALL screws. you will have to hold the H. drive while you do this. Make sure that you do not bend the ribbon to much very fragile.

Mic, · Reply

if you're just replacing the front cover step 10 is not necessary. you'll save yourself a lot of time and trouble if you just skip it

jfitzhugh, · Reply

I have some jewlers screwdrivers, but the rail screws are super small, and even my smallest screwdriver barely fit. Don't drop them on the floor or you'll never find them, and when reinstalling, a slightly magnetized screwdriver or tweezers will really help. I used an LED headlamp and reading glasses (even though I don't use them to read) to align the screws.

georget, · Reply

I have found it helpful to use a piece of scotch tape to hold the center button to the click wheel before removing the front panel.

Fold over an edge to form a tab for easy removal when reinstalling.

d20139, · Reply

Upon reassembly I struggled for a bit trying to align the center button and getting it to seat properly in the clickwheel hole (the button is completely loose and "floats" in the clickwheel). It seems that it had a preferred orientation and did not rest evenly if it was not replaced in the same position. If I have to disassemble my iPod again, I would make a little marking pen to make a make a mark across the clickwheel and button to note the original position, or better yet, use a couple of pieces of tape to secure the button to the clickwheel before removing the frame from the front case.

georget, · Reply

Watch for the two blue or gray plastic bumpers remenber to put them back if they get loose...

Efrain, · Reply

When he was trying to pull battery cable off the board (top left corner of step 14 picture, white/brown connector) my son broke 2 pins that are still loose. There are 8 pins in two rows and 2 right ones :::: <-- are the ones hanging.Seems to me 4 left are Positive and 4 are right negative battery connectors but don't have big enough magnifier to find out without schematics. Could someone guide me where to either find schematics or bigger picture of pins alone.

Cober, · Reply

Maybe my iPod is different, but my front panel was not connected at all to the rest. All I did was pry off the front panel and replace it. Watch out for the click wheel and make sure it goes back right. All that other stuff didn't apply to me. All I wanted was to change the front cover. Success!

stclair5211, · Reply

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