iPod Mini Hard Drive Replacement
- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Moderate
Upgrade your storage with a new hard drive.
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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.