iPod Nano 2nd Generation Case Assembly Replacement
- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Difficult
The colored metal casing.
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Step 1 — Case Assembly ¶
Step 2 ¶
Carefully insert an iPod opening tool in the seam between the metal casing and white plastic top.
Lift the top bezel off the iPod. It's glued on using a mild adhesive, so some force may be required.
Step 3 ¶
Carefully insert an iPod opening tool in the seam between the metal casing and white plastic bezel.
Lift the bottom bezel off the iPod. It's glued on using a mild adhesive, so some force may be required.
Step 4 ¶
Remove the following two screws:
One #00 Phillips screw with a large head near the headphone jack.
One #00 Phillips screw with a smaller head near the side of the iPod. This screw strips easily, so be sure to press down firmly on the screwdriver.
Step 5 ¶
Use a metal spudger to carefully pry the headphone jack out of the casing. DO NOT remove the headphone jack from the iPod entirely, as it is connected via a fragile ribbon connector to the click wheel.
Step 6 ¶
Slide the headphone jack out until the white plastic housing is no longer held in place by the metal casing.
Step 7 ¶
Remove the newly-revealed Phillips #00 screw from beneath the headphone jack. Be careful, this screw is easily stripped.
Step 8 ¶
Lift the bottom bezel bracket out of the iPod.
Step 9 ¶
Remove the two Phillips #00 screws from the top of the iPod.
Step 10 ¶
Step 11 ¶
Use a spudger to disconnect the headphone jack cable from the logic board. You need to gently pry the connector toward (or up, if you like, the connector is like LEGO® building blocks) the front of the iPod until it comes loose from the logic board.
Special hint for the reassembly: Push the connector inside until it is over the corresponding connector of the logic board. Then insert a thin tool over the connector and push it down onto the logic boards connector.
Step 12 ¶
Use a spudger to push the logic board through the iPod out of the casing. The click wheel and headphone jack should remain in the iPod.
Step 13 ¶
When removing the logic board, place the tip of the spudger into the hole where you removed the screw and gently push it out. The crevice will keep it in place and decrease the chance of you damaging your board.
Step 14 ¶
Completely remove the display and logic board from the metal casing.
When reassembling, ensure that the battery is well seated. If the fit is too tight, the edge of the display will score the inside of the screen window.