iPod Mini Battery Replacement
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- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Moderate
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Carefully insert a small flathead screwdriver in the seam between the metal casing and white plastic top. Use the screwdriver to pry up the white plastic top bezel. Be careful not to damage the soft plastic with your screwdriver.
The top bezel is held on with an adhesive, so it may be necessary to pry up in several different locations to free the part.
To make this job easier, heat up the adhesive with a hairdryer on low heat for a few seconds.
A small pair of snap ring pliers is the easiest tool to remove the metal retaining bracket.
You can also use a flathead screwdriver to pry out the metal retaining bracket beneath the bottom bezel as shown. You can free the bracket by first pushing in the metal arms on the corners and then lifting the bracket.
Carefully slide the iPod out of its casing by pushing on the logic board near the bottom edge of the click wheel.
Do not pull on the headphone jack board at the top of the iPod, as the connector to the logic board is fragile.
Be careful not to break the logic board connector off the iPod. The ribbon cable sits at the very top of the connector.