iPod Mini Battery Replacement
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- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Moderate
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Carefully insert a small flathead screwdriver in the seam between the metal casing and white plastic top. Use the screwdriver to pry up the white plastic top bezel. Be careful not to damage the soft plastic with your screwdriver.
To make this job easier, heat up the adhesive with a hairdryer on low heat for a few seconds.
Carefully insert a small flathead screwdriver in the seam between the metal casing and white plastic bottom Use the screwdriver to pry up the white plastic bottom bezel. Be careful not to damage the soft plastic with your screwdriver.
A small pair of snap ring pliers is the easiest tool to remove the metal retaining bracket.
You can also use a flathead screwdriver to pry out the metal retaining bracket beneath the bottom bezel as shown. You can free the bracket by first pushing in the metal arms on the corners and then lifting the bracket.
Use a spudger or the tip of your finger to carefully disconnect the orange click wheel ribbon from the logic board.
Careful not to dig the spudger in too deep to avoid detaching the contact on the logic board. Try to keep the spudger as close to the orange click wheel ribbon connector as possible.
Carefully slide the iPod out of its casing by pushing on the logic board near the bottom edge of the click wheel.
After pushing the logic board out sufficiently, gently grasp the logic board on either side of the display, and continue to slide the iPod out of its casing.