iPod Nano 6th Generation Headphone Jack Assembly Replacement
Replace a broken headphone jack on your 6th generation iPod Nano.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace the headphone jack assembly. The headphone jack assembly includes the headphone jack and the electronic sleep/volume buttons.
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While the front panel is still warm, use the edge of an iPod opening tool to pry it from the headphone jack side of the front panel assembly out of the Nano.
Do not attempt to pry out the front panel assembly from the left side of the device, as the display data cable may be damaged in the process.
Continue prying the perimeter of the front panel assembly out of the outer casing, being careful not to damage the display data cable held under its left edge.
If the front panel is excessively difficult to lift out of the outer case, reheat the area and try again.
Use an iPod opening tool to gently pry the battery up from the adhesive securing it to the outer case.
The adhesive is very strong. Work carefully and slowly, making sure to not slip and break any fragile components.
Use your thumb to pull the battery toward the left side of the Nano as you pry the battery's other edge out of the outer case.