Introduction

The metal bracket within your iPod.

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

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

Remove the following two screws:
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.

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

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

Lift the bottom bezel bracket out of the iPod.
  • Lift the bottom bezel bracket out of the iPod.

Conclusion

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

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