iPod Nano 2nd Generation Bottom Bezel Bracket Replacement

  • Author: iRobot
  • Difficulty: Difficult

The metal bracket within your iPod.

Edit Step 1 Bottom Bezel  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Before opening your iPod, ensure that the hold switch is in the locked position.

Edit Step 1 Bottom Bezel  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/1: When removing the the bottom bezel, be sure not to bend the plastic surrounding the dock connector.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • 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  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the following two screws:

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  ¶ 

Image 1/1: 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.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • 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.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Slide the headphone jack out until the white plastic housing is no longer held in place by the metal casing.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the newly-revealed Phillips #00 screw from beneath the headphone jack.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Lift the bottom bezel bracket out of the iPod.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Lift the bottom bezel bracket out of the iPod.

Conclusion

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

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