These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Track down a number of hardware problems using the iPod Classic Troubleshooting Guide.
Identification and Background ¶
Released in September 2007, the iPod classic sported a thinner body and dramatically increased battery life. The case of the iPod classic is clad in shades of anodized aluminum with a chrome rear panel and was offered in sizes of 80, 120, and 160 GB.
Use the iPod identification system to help you identify your iPod. They tend to look very similar, and it's important to know which one you have before ordering any replacement parts.