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Introduction

The touch wheel receives the feedback of your fingers and transmits it to the logic board.

  1. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement, Rear Panel: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before opening your iPod, ensure that the hold switch is in the locked position.

  2. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Opening the iPod can be challenging. Don't get discouraged if it takes a few tries before the iPod is opened.

    • Insert a plastic iPod opening tool in the seam between the white plastic front and metal back of the iPod. Once you've inserted the tool, run it along the seam to free the five tabs holding the iPod together.

  3. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Continue to run the opening tool along the side of the case until all five tabs have been released.

  4. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Work around the corner of the iPod and release the two tabs holding the iPod together near the dock connector.

  5. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  6. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the rear panel away from the iPod, making sure it doesn't catch on the headphone jack.

  7. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement, Hard Drive: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Peel up the metallic tape attached to the top of the battery.

  8. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the battery up from the hard drive and lay it next the the iPod (it is still connected to the logic board).

  9. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully disconnect the orange ribbon cable from the hard drive.

    • If the cable doesn't come free easily, it may be helpful to gently wiggle the cable from side to side.

    • Lift the hard drive out of the iPod.

  10. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement, Hard Drive Cable: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • For the following step, you only need to move the locking bar about 2 mm. Pushing too hard or too far will damage the connector.

    • Loosen the connector by pulling the brown locking bar toward the hard drive cable using the tips of your fingers.

  11. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Slide the hard drive cable out of its connector.

  12. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement, Touch Wheel: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the blue hard drive mounting bracket out of the iPod.

  13. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully disconnect the white battery connector from the logic board. Be sure to pull only on the connector itself and not on the cables.

  14. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Like the hard drive connector, for the following step, you only need to move the connector about 2 mm. Pushing too hard or too far will damage the connector.

    • Loosen the touch wheel connector by pulling the brown locking bar toward the side of the iPod using the tips of your fingers.

  15. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Reove the 8 T6 Torx screws from the logic board.

  16. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the logic board up enough to disconnect the orange touch wheel cable.

    • Lift the logic board out of the iPod.

  17. iPod 2nd Generation Touch Wheel Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the touch wheel out of the front panel

Conclusion

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

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