You cannot slide this part out all the way until you have disconnected it from the 'click-wheel' and the display screen. Some how you'll have to remove the exterior screen and then partially slide out the interior screen display so your can see the connector ribbion...it is under some tape. Once the screen is disconnected it should slide out with out any problem. BUT you'll need to 'gently' pry-up on the battery to un-stick it from the back of the casing...THEN you can slide the bottom piece out.
Quote from Chris:
The teardown is not meant as a take apart guide. In the introduction there is a warning "Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions" and on step 8 "We'll be working on finding a better way to get into this iPod, but for now we'd recommend keeping your new Nano in one piece."
Isn't your reply contradictory to goal of iFix?
To make less e-waste by fixing what we have and not trashing it.
I see that at some point iFix will have to decide to either give detailed 'teardowns' or forget doing them.
I too tried to follow these steps to try and dry out a Nano that I found in the rain. I tore the connectors. Now I am wondering whether there are replacement parts for this or if I just made a bunch of 'e-waste'.
Sorry to be so direct but Steps 1 through 5 are useless. They tell you nothing about taking this item apart. If this information is necessary then perhaps a "History" icon can be created so when you click it it will give this information.
What size screws is this?
(carefully 'lift up' on each antenna cables and on the black inverter cable to to disconnect them from the logic board)