iPod 1st Generation Rear Panel Replacement

  • Author: iRobot
  • Difficulty: Moderate

The shiny rear half of your iPod case.

Edit Step 1 Rear Panel  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Rear Panel  ¶ 

  • Before opening your iPod, ensure that the hold switch is in the locked position.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Insert a plastic iPod opening tool in the seam between the white plastic front and metal back of the iPod. It helps to hold the iPod at top and bottom as shown and squeeze to help pop out the edge. Once you've inserted the tool, run it along the seam to free the five tabs holding the iPod together.

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  • Opening the iPod can be challenging; don't get discouraged if it takes you a few tries to get the iPod to open.

  • Insert a plastic iPod opening tool in the seam between the white plastic front and metal back of the iPod. It helps to hold the iPod at top and bottom as shown and squeeze to help pop out the edge. Once you've inserted the tool, run it along the seam to free the five tabs holding the iPod together.

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  • Continue to run the opening tool along the side of the case until all five tabs have been released.

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  • Work around the corner of the iPod and release the two tabs holding the iPod together near the dock connector.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Lift the rear panel away from the iPod.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Free the five tabs holding the iPod together on the other side. You may be able to free the tabs by gently wiggling the front panel of the iPod.

  • Lift the rear panel away from the iPod.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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