iPod Nano 2nd Generation Bottom Bezel Bracket Replacement

  • Author: iRobot
  • Difficulty: Difficult

The metal bracket within your iPod.

Edit Step 1 Bottom Bezel  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Bottom Bezel  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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  • When removing the the bottom bezel, be sure not to bend the plastic surrounding the dock connector.

  • 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.

Edit Step 3 Bottom Bezel Bracket  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3 Bottom Bezel Bracket  ¶ 

  • 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.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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  • 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.

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  • Slide the headphone jack out until the white plastic housing is no longer held in place by the metal casing.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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  • Remove the newly-revealed Phillips #00 screw from beneath the headphone jack.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Lift the bottom bezel bracket out of the iPod.

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

For more information, check out the iPod Nano 2nd Generation device page.

Required Tools

Plastic Opening Tools

$2.95 · 50+ In stock

Metal Spudger

$2.95 · 50+ In stock

Phillips #00 Screwdriver

$5.95 · 50+ In stock

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