Microsoft Zune 30 GB Back Case Replacement

  • Author: jmorri04
  • Time estimate: 5 - 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

Remove the back case of the Zune 30 GB.

1 Edit Step 1 Back Case  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Be gentle when removing the screw cover as it is brittle and will break if forced.

1 Edit Step 1 Back Case  ¶ 

  • Remove the plastic screw cover located on the bottom of the device. Insert a small flat-headed screwdriver into one side of the cover and gently ease it out. Repeat on the other side.

  • Be gentle when removing the screw cover as it is brittle and will break if forced.

  • You will need a #00 Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 2.6 mm screws that are exposed.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Be gentle when prying the device open.

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  • Use the blue plastic opening tool to slowly work your way around the edges of the case, releasing the front plate from the bottom case.

  • Be gentle when prying the device open.

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Image 1/2: The battery is not fastened to the inside of the case. It will fall out.

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  • Turn the Zune over so the screen faces downward. This will ensure the battery does not fall out and pull on the cable.

  • The battery is not fastened to the inside of the case. It will fall out.

  • Pry up from the bottom of the Zune because the headphone jack will not allow you to remove the back case in one pull. You must slide the case up and away from the rest of the Zune.

  • The case is now separated. You can replace the case, if needed.

Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

The piece extends inward to kind of sheath the connector itself so it takes a little back and forth between the sides.

jonathan - Reply

The battery flopping out definitely surprised me a bit.

jonathan - Reply