Thank you, thank you, thank you, iFixIt! I was able to replace the battery in my wife's 9-yr-old iPod Video. Believe it or not, the battery died only last year! iFixIt has been my source for repair of two Apple products now.
I do have a suggestion for the headphone connection part - make sure the ribbon is fully seated before the brown tab is closed. I didn't, and had only one channel, so I had to take it apart again. I used my trusty Swiss Army knife to open the case; the sturdy small blade worked well. After working on a friend's Macbook Pro, I knew to expect a sturdy case. As for the headphone connection, once the ribbon cable was properly seated, it stayed in place while I very very carefully pushed the brown tab until it sort of snapped into place. When I didn't have the ribbon properly seated, the tab didn't snap into place. Even with a magnifier, it's a tricky one!
Over all, I am impressed with iFixIt! Thanks again!!
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
Hi iFixIt! Love your website! Am using it to repair a friend's MBP 13-inch. Instructions for disassembling the optical drive call for a PH00 screwdriver. I have to use a PH0 on the one I'm working on. So, as an FYI, some of the bit sizes listed may differ from your particular situation. Thank you! Jim Willard - Panama City, FL