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Introduction

Replace the curved glass screen to make your iPod Nano look like new again.

  1. Insert an iPod opening tool between the outer case and top bezel near the screen. Lifting up on the iPod opening tool, gently pry the top panel off of the device. The bezel is attached with adhesive, and may require some force to remove.
    • Insert an iPod opening tool between the outer case and top bezel near the screen.

    • Lifting up on the iPod opening tool, gently pry the top panel off of the device.

    • The bezel is attached with adhesive, and may require some force to remove.

  2. Use an iPod opening tool to pry the hold switch button off of the hold switch plate.
    • Use an iPod opening tool to pry the hold switch button off of the hold switch plate.

  3. Remove the two 3.2 mm screws.
    • Remove the two 3.2 mm screws.

    • These screws are angled toward the outer case and are also very small. Use a sharp screwdriver and be careful not to strip the screws.

  4. Insert an iPod opening tool between the outer case and the metal hold switch plate near the top of the screen .
    • Insert an iPod opening tool between the outer case and the metal hold switch plate near the top of the screen .

    • While slightly lifting up on the iPod opening tool, pull the hold switch plate out of the iPod.

    • The hold switch plate is still attached to iPod by a very thin, very fragile ribbon cable. Be careful not to break it.

  5. The glass panel is held in place by adhesive on all four sides. In the following steps, work carefully to avoid cracking the glass. Insert an iPod opening tool between the display and the glass panel at the top of the device.
    • The glass panel is held in place by adhesive on all four sides. In the following steps, work carefully to avoid cracking the glass.

    • Insert an iPod opening tool between the display and the glass panel at the top of the device.

    • Rotate the iPod opening tool towards the rear of the device, slightly lifting the top of the glass out of the outer case.

    • The glass panel does not raise very far. Do not attempt to completely remove the panel yet, or you are likely to break the display screen.

  6. While lifting the screen up with one iPod opening tool, insert a second iPod opening tool in between the outer case and the top left edge of the glass panel.
    • While lifting the screen up with one iPod opening tool, insert a second iPod opening tool in between the outer case and the top left edge of the glass panel.

    • Remove the first iPod opening tool from between the glass and LCD in the top of the device.

  7. Prying up slightly on the iPod opening tool, insert a second iPod opening tool in between the front glass and the outer case, on the right side of the screen. Slide the second iPod opening tool along the right edge of the panel to remove the adhesive.
    • Prying up slightly on the iPod opening tool, insert a second iPod opening tool in between the front glass and the outer case, on the right side of the screen.

    • Slide the second iPod opening tool along the right edge of the panel to remove the adhesive.

  8. With one iPod opening tool still between the glass and outer case, insert a second iPod opening tool inbetween the front glass and outer case, on the left side. Slide the second iPod opening tool toward the bottom of the device to remove the adhesive.
    • With one iPod opening tool still between the glass and outer case, insert a second iPod opening tool inbetween the front glass and outer case, on the left side.

    • Slide the second iPod opening tool toward the bottom of the device to remove the adhesive.

  9. Lifting the glass from the side nearest the top of the iPod, remove the glass panel from the Nano.
    • Lifting the glass from the side nearest the top of the iPod, remove the glass panel from the Nano.

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