Introduction

Replace your Shuffle's belt clip.

Image 1/1: Before proceeding, be sure your Shuffle is switched off.
  • Accessing the internals of the 4th generation Shuffle is extremely difficult, as the rear panel is both glued to the front case and secured by metal retaining clips. It is highly unlikely that you will be able to remove the rear panel without inflicting cosmetic and/or structural damage.

  • Before proceeding, be sure your Shuffle is switched off.

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  • Use a combination of iPod opening tools and metal spudgers to pry the rear panel away from the Shuffle by the seam nearest the ON/OFF switch.

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  • Remove the rear panel from the Shuffle.

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Image 1/1: To avoid bending the last two screws, be sure to squeeze the belt clip against the rear panel as you remove them.
  • Remove the four Phillips screws securing the belt clip to the rear panel.

  • To avoid bending the last two screws, be sure to squeeze the belt clip against the rear panel as you remove them.

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Image 1/1: When reinstalling the screws, be sure to firmly squeeze the belt clip against the rear case until all screws are tightened.
  • Remove the belt clip from the rear panel.

  • When reinstalling the screws, be sure to firmly squeeze the belt clip against the rear case until all screws are tightened.

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Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

I'm gonna try to remove the back cover with minimal prying to reduce cosmetic defects. The plan is to somehow remove the spring loaded clip by pushing out the lever pin, then drilling holes along the edge of the over wherre the 3 little hooks are (In this image, where the right thumb is touching. https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/ig...).

It would be great if someone could provide a closer look at where exactly the hooks are so I can position my 1.5mm drill bit better. Also, if you can to figure out how to remove the spring loaded clip mechanism without going through the 4 screws, that'd be awesome! I suspect the pin is held in place by just adhesive, but don't want to risk pushing too hard and causing defects. :(

Sam Waiban - Reply

Is it possible to just push the "pin" through to remove the clip? I want to paint my Ipod and want the clip removed to do so.

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