Introduction

Use this guide to replace your Nano's logic board assembly.

Image 1/1: Be careful not to overheat the front panel assembly, as it may result in damage to the LCD.
  • Use a heat gun or hair dryer to soften the adhesive securing the perimeter of the front panel assembly to the outer case.

  • Be careful not to overheat the front panel assembly, as it may result in damage to the LCD.

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Image 1/1: Do not attempt to pry out the front panel assembly from, or insert the opening tool into the left side of the display, as the display data cable is right underneath and may be damaged in the process.
  • While the front panel is still warm, use the edge of an iPod opening tool to pry it from the headphone jack side of the front panel assembly out of the Nano.

  • Do not attempt to pry out the front panel assembly from, or insert the opening tool into the left side of the display, as the display data cable is right underneath and may be damaged in the process.

  • Continue prying the perimeter of the front panel assembly out of the outer casing, being careful not to damage the display data cable held under its left edge.

  • If the front panel is excessively difficult to lift out of the outer case, reheat the area and try again.

I strongly recommend using a Small Suction Cup (IF145-019-1) instead of a plastic opening tool.

After half an hour of various heating times, trying to use a plastic opening tool, I overheated the LCD, which caused it to discolour. Now I need to buy a new screen. I wish I'd thought to use a suction cup earlier; it seems so obvious in retrospect.

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Image 1/2: Pull the front panel assembly slightly away from the left side of the Nano to clear the display data cable. Image 2/2: The front panel assembly is still attached to the Nano by two cables.
  • Lift the front panel assembly from the headphone jack side of the Nano.

  • Pull the front panel assembly slightly away from the left side of the Nano to clear the display data cable.

  • The front panel assembly is still attached to the Nano by two cables.

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Image 1/1: Remove the following two screws:
  • Lay the front panel assembly next to the Nano.

  • Remove the following two screws:

    • One 2.3 mm Phillips screw

    • One 2.6 mm shouldered Phillips screw

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Image 1/2: Remove the steel shield from the Nano. Image 2/2: Remove the steel shield from the Nano.
  • Use an iPod opening tool to pry the steel shield out of the Nano by its upper right corner.

  • Remove the steel shield from the Nano.

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  • Use an iPod opening tool to disconnect the display data and digitizer cable connectors up from their sockets on the logic board.

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  • Remove the front panel assembly, minding its two cables that may get caught. To reassemble, you can use the double-sided tape found here.

How come you did not put back the metal plate that goes between the iPod and the display?

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  • Use an iPod opening tool to lift the headphone jack assembly connector up and out of its socket on the logic board.

Hello.. I lost my jack connector and it still stay on logic board.. So what will i do? I cant remove it from logic board.. Please help me.. :(

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  • Remove the single 1.9 mm Phillips screw securing the logic board to the outer case.

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Image 1/2: The adhesive is very strong. Work carefully and slowly, making sure to not slip and break any fragile components. Image 2/2: Use your thumb to pull the battery toward the left side of the Nano as you pry the battery's other edge out of the outer case.
  • Use an iPod opening tool to gently pry the battery up from the adhesive securing it to the outer case.

    • The adhesive is very strong. Work carefully and slowly, making sure to not slip and break any fragile components.

  • Use your thumb to pull the battery toward the left side of the Nano as you pry the battery's other edge out of the outer case.

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Image 1/1: Do not excessively pry the logic board upward.
  • Use an iPod opening tool to gently pry the logic board off the adhesive holding it against the outer case.

  • Do not excessively pry the logic board upward.

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Image 1/2: Remove the logic board assembly from the Nano, being careful not to damage the headphone jack assembly cable. Image 2/2: Remove the logic board assembly from the Nano, being careful not to damage the headphone jack assembly cable.
  • Use your iPod opening tool to gently push the dock connector toward the center of the Nano.

  • Remove the logic board assembly from the Nano, being careful not to damage the headphone jack assembly cable.

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Conclusion

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

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Hi, i wonder if you could help me... I changed my cracked screen (my ipod worked even though the screen was broken) but then when I assembled the ipod ( I did everything you did) it doesn't work, nor does my computer recognize it anymore. Would you happen to know what might be the problem? Have I unintentionally somehow damaged it?

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