logic board removal is not going so well!

So the volume/ power button flex cable arrived today. I went over the tear down tutorial and started the repair.

I'm at the part where you slide the flat tool under the copper backing to loosen the battery but the docking port and speaker section of the logic board don't seam to want to move? all the video's make it look like it slide's out like pizza!

I am really worried that the docking port and the speaker are glued down. And a little cheesed off!

I thought the hard part would be the soldering and just looking at it it hard to say weather this thing will fit back together.

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The speaker and mic have rubber tips that fit snugly into their sockets on the case and I believe there is glue on the mic but its very light. Also, where you removed the two screws on either side of the docking plug can be stuck or snagged, but yes it really should just pull out. If th e main board is out you should be able to just worry it/wiggle it out. It prolly just the mic that's holding it snug.

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Try to put the powe/volume flex into place without removing the whole board. Start with the sleep button and move to the volume keys. Screw it in place before the soldering. This will help get it in place and avoid additional risk of tearing the cable while putting the logic board back in place.

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I know this topic is two months old, but I wish to add my experience, for the benefit of those who will search and find it.

Yes, I agree with the original poster:the dock connector/speaker section is *very* well glued to the case of the iPod. I managed to dislodge it first by nudging it with a jeweller's screwdriver inserted into the screw wells, and then I lifted the board up from the left side (the one without a board going up). I heard the glue unsticking and after that the board was free. Needless to say, you must be extremely careful and gentle, unless you want to own a useless piece of scrap. It's a bad idea to try to push the board by inserting a tool in the dock connector and push inward.

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I too had a sticky speaker under the metal shield, it caused me to break a speaker wire. Not at all like every video/tutorial shows it, you must be very careful with the lower right corner and the speaker if there is adhesive on it.

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