iPod Nano 7th Generation Bluetooth Antenna Replacement

Replace the Bluetooth antenna in a 7th Generation iPod Nano.

This guide will walk you through the instructions for replacing the Bluetooth antenna on a 7th Gen iPod Nano.

Edit Step 1 iOpener Instructions  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 iOpener Instructions  ¶ 

  • Place the iOpener in the microwave and heat it for one minute on the highest power setting.

    • Be careful not to overheat the iOpener during the repair procedure.

    • If you have not used your iOpener for some time, or this is the first time you are using the iOpener, microwave it wrapped in a damp paper towel. This will prevent it from burning if it is overheated.

  • We recommend that you clean your microwave before proceeding, as any nasty gunk on the bottom may end up stuck to the iOpener.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the iOpener from the microwave, holding it by one of the corners.

  • The bag will be very hot, so be careful when handling it. Use an oven mitt if necessary.

Edit Step 3 Front Panel Assembly  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3 Front Panel Assembly  ¶ 

  • Lay the iOpener over the plastic tab to loosen the adhesive. Let the bag sit on the device for approximately 90 seconds before attempting to open the panel.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to pull the rear plastic cover away from the device until there is enough room to insert a spudger.

  • Insert a spudger under the cover, then pry it up and away from the device.

  • Remove the rear plastic cover from the iPod.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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  • Gently bend the Bluetooth antenna to the right, out of the way of the screws in the bottom of the device.

  • Remove the single 1.4 mm Phillips #000 screw from the black plastic spacer.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the black plastic spacer from the Nano.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 2 mm Phillips #000 screws from the bottom of the case.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the seam between the white plastic front panel and the rear case.

  • Slide the opening tool along the edge of the front panel to free it from clips and adhesive.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

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Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • Use a spudger to press the midframe screw tab up and out of the rear case.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

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  • Use a metal spudger to carefully pry near the Lightning connector and under all parts of the front panel assembly: the front glass/digitizer, the LCD display and the metal midframe.

  • The adhesive under the metal midframe/display assembly is quite strong and the components are fragile, so go slowly and gently.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

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Edit Step 11  ¶ 

  • Continue prying along the edges under the front panel assembly, releasing the clips and adhesive along the sides of the device.

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

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  • Pull the front panel assembly slightly down and partially out of the device.

  • You only need to open the device enough to gain access to the display cable connectors near the sleep/power button.

  • Do not separate the two halves entirely, they are still connected by several cables.

Edit Step 13  ¶ 

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  • Use a spudger to release the digitizer cable and display data cable connectors.

Edit Step 14  ¶ 

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  • Gently unfold the two halves of the device to access the internal components.

  • Do not try to completely separate the two sections, yet, as they are still attached via a soldered cable.

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  • Pull up on the battery pull tab to free the battery from its adhesive.

  • Flip the battery over into the rear case for safekeeping.

Edit Step 16  ¶ 

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Edit Step 16  ¶ 

  • Completely separate the front panel assembly from the rest of the device.

Edit Step 17 Bluetooth Antenna  ¶ 

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Edit Step 17 Bluetooth Antenna  ¶ 

  • Remove the 1.4 mm Phillips #000 screw from the antenna cable.

Edit Step 18  ¶ 

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Edit Step 18  ¶ 

  • Release the Bluetooth antenna connector cable with a spudger.

  • Remove the antenna from the device.

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

For more information, check out the iPod Nano 7th Generation device page.

Required Tools

iOpener

$19.95 · 50+ In stock

Phillips #000 Screwdriver

$5.95 · 50+ In stock

Plastic Opening Tools

$2.95 · 50+ In stock

Spudger

$2.95 · 50+ In stock

Metal Spudger

$2.95 · 50+ In stock

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Comments Comments are onturn off

Disconnecting the battery from the lcd screen can ruin the battery,

so why do that if you are just replacing the digitizer?

rather just open the six screws and disconnect the digitizer.

Yehuda Tsibushkin, · Reply

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