Introduction

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

Image 1/2: Place the iOpener in the center of the microwave. Image 2/2: For carousel microwaves: Make sure the plate spins freely. If your iOpener gets stuck, it may overheat and burn.
  • We recommend that you clean your microwave before proceeding, as any nasty gunk on the bottom may end up stuck to the iOpener.

  • Place the iOpener in the center of the microwave.

    • For carousel microwaves: Make sure the plate spins freely. If your iOpener gets stuck, it may overheat and burn.

which temperature must be used for heating? Thx

fbarletta - Reply

I found you need to be very patient when using the iOpener. It's worth taking your time, giving the heat time to work on the glue. When I finally got the battery out, there were some strips of glue left behind that I just cleaned off with some isopropanol before installing the new battery.

By the way, I had to run the iOpener for longer in my microwave for it to get hot enough. When it was too hot to touch, I figured it was hot enough for the batteries.

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I didn't find this to be as hard as I had built it up in my mind to be; HOWEVER, saying that I need to say years ago I was the local Nokia service center in my town. But many years ago right after they got rid of analog times. Yeah. A classic installer/repairer mistake when starting something they haven't fixed or installed before is picking up the instructions, flipping through them; maybe even reading a section that is new-then tossing the instructions over the shoulder. "I got this." This usually comes right before something major gets broke. And I can tell you when you try to do it yourself and then mess it up horribly then take it to the repair shop. Well we called that "I can do it myself" syndrome and charged extra to put back together what they brought in in the box. Now knowing all this - I can't stress this enough because I am stupid, stupid, stupid. COVER YOUR SCREEN IN CLEAR BOXING TAPE AND READ ALL THE INSTRUCTION BELOW THROUGH TO THE END BEFORE EVEN ATTEMPTING THIS FIX. Take my advise.

windizy - Reply

I didn't have an iOpener, so I used a wheat type heat bag. If you do this though, make sure you put a layer of plastic between your Mac and the bag, or you'll get condensation in places you don't want it.

Martin Gray - Reply

I started out using the iOpener but switched to my wife's hairdryer. A heat gun or hair dryer proved to be much more convenient and is a time saviour. You can heat more and the glue becomes more fluid make the next steps with the opening picks much easier

Jan Van Puymbroeck - Reply

Use a hair dryer! Watch this vid: https://youtu.be/16GkvjVyOJA It is much easier to do if you heat it from the other side.

Fletcher Carpenter - Reply

I wonder how many people actually wrapped in their iPhone into iOpener and put this "sandwich" into microwave??

putinaspiliponis - Reply

I know this is obvious, but backup your iPad with iTunes before you start. I'd also turn off your passcode if you have one.

Laurie Higgins - Reply

Image 1/1: Throughout the repair procedure, as the iOpener cools, reheat it in the microwave for an additional thirty seconds at a time.
  • Heat the iOpener for thirty seconds.

  • Throughout the repair procedure, as the iOpener cools, reheat it in the microwave for an additional thirty seconds at a time.

  • Be careful not to overheat the iOpener during the repair. Overheating may cause the iOpener to burst.

  • Never touch the iOpener if it appears swollen.

  • If the iOpener is still too hot in the middle to touch, continue using it while waiting for it to cool down some more before reheating. A properly heated iOpener should stay warm for up to 10 minutes.

May I know the temperate limit about heating iOpener? (maximum 150 degrees Celsius?) thx so much.

yamayhuang - Reply

I had to heat mine up for more than 30 seconds. After 30 seconds on high it was only warm. It had to keep trying different times and checking it until it got hot. I think the initial time that I put it in for was over a minute.

whale13 - Reply

DO NOT USE IN NON ROTATING MICROWAVE! It will pop a hole. I had it in for 45 seconds the first time. It wasn't very hot inside and I saw it started to leak on the paper towel I put under it. Just a fair bit of advice. I think I will just stick with the heat gun. Loud but useful.

Alex Jackson - Reply

I don't own a microwave.

mdanihy - Reply

Its again waterproof when you change iphone 7 battery?

Jon - Reply

I don't have a microwave???

Joe Blow - Reply

30 sec at which equivalent watts setting and what temperature does iOpener heats up to for 30 secs. Only just bought it so needs info before using it. Thanks

Sam Stieg - Reply

can i use just ordinary microwave???

juneseok kwon - Reply

If I don't have a microwave then I try to use hot air gun so how many munuts i want to heat ?

Mohideen Rifay - Reply

I heated mine up for 30 seconds, tested, then again for 30 seconds. It felt adequately hot. Leaving it on the left side, per the instruction, for a minute did not loosen the adhesive. I ended up pulling the suction cup hard enough to shadder the old screen. Moral of the story, I don't think it gets hot enough safely to have an affect.

Travis Dixon - Reply

Image 1/1: The iOpener will be very hot, so be careful when handling it. Use an oven mitt if necessary.
  • Remove the iOpener from the microwave, holding it by one of the two flat ends to avoid the hot center.

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

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  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Insert a spudger under the cover, then pry it up and away from the device. Image 2/3: Remove the rear plastic cover from the iPod. Image 3/3: Be very careful in removing the plastic cover as the bluetooth antenna is adhered to it.
  • 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.

  • Be very careful in removing the plastic cover as the bluetooth antenna is adhered to it.

Too bad there is not a warning for bluetooth antenna damage... This guide led me to tearing my antenna.

trogfield - Reply

Image 1/1: Remove the single 1.4 mm Phillips #000 screw from the black plastic spacer.
  • 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.

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

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

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Image 1/2: Slide the opening tool along the edge of the front panel to free it from clips and adhesive. Image 2/2: Slide the opening tool along the edge of the front panel to free it from clips and adhesive.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/1: The adhesive under the metal midframe/display assembly is quite strong and the components are fragile, so go slowly and gently. Make sure you do not bend the LCD screen.
  • 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. Make sure you do not bend the LCD screen.

This step is extremely difficult to do... How am I supposed to manage to lift the frame with the LCD screen without potentially causing damage to the LCD screen?

Uriel Melchor - Reply

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

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Image 1/2: You only need to open the device enough to gain access to the display cable connectors near the sleep/power button. Image 2/2: '''Do not''' separate the two halves entirely, they are still connected by several cables.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/1: '''Do not''' try to completely separate the two sections, yet, as they are still attached via a soldered cable.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Flip the battery over into the rear case for safekeeping. Image 2/2: Flip the battery over into the rear case for safekeeping.
  • Pull up on the battery pull tab to free the battery from its adhesive.

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

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

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

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Image 1/2: Remove the antenna from the device. Image 2/2: Remove the antenna from the device.
  • Release the Bluetooth antenna connector cable with a spudger.

  • Remove the antenna from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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Kann man irgentwo bluetooth antennen nachbestellen ?? Meine antenne ist beschädigt und ich habe nun kein bluetooth mehr an meinen ipod nano 7

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