Introduction

Replace a scratched front case to make your iPod Shuffle like new.

Widen the small gap between the front and rear case by inserting a metal spudger into the gap near the top of the iPod.
  • Widen the small gap between the front and rear case by inserting a metal spudger into the gap near the top of the iPod.

  • Be careful when using a metal spudger, as you may scratch the outer case.

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Insert an iPod opening tool into the newly widened gap, and pry the rear case up and away from the front case. Insert an iPod opening tool into the newly widened gap, and pry the rear case up and away from the front case.
  • Insert an iPod opening tool into the newly widened gap, and pry the rear case up and away from the front case.

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Insert the iPod Shuffle opening tool into the gap between the front and rear case on the same side, at the bottom corner of the iPod.
  • Insert the iPod Shuffle opening tool into the gap between the front and rear case on the same side, at the bottom corner of the iPod.

  • Pry the rear case away from the front case.

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Lift the bottom of the rear case and remove it from the rest of the iPod.
  • Lift the bottom of the rear case and remove it from the rest of the iPod.

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Disconnect the headphone jack and shuffle switch connector by prying it off the logic board with a spudger.
  • Disconnect the headphone jack and shuffle switch connector by prying it off the logic board with a spudger.

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Remove the single Phillips screw securing the logic board to the front case.
  • Remove the single Phillips screw securing the logic board to the front case.

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Peel the battery up from the front case with an iPod opening tool.
  • Peel the battery up from the front case with an iPod opening tool.

  • Remove the logic board and battery from the iPod.

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Pry the headphone jack from the front case with an iPod opening tool.
  • Pry the headphone jack from the front case with an iPod opening tool.

  • Don't attempt to remove the headphone jack yet, it is connected to the shuffle switch.

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Using the pointed tip of a spudger, push the shuffle switch in to separate it from the front case.
  • Using the pointed tip of a spudger, push the shuffle switch in to separate it from the front case.

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Remove the headphone jack and shuffle switch from the front case.
  • Remove the headphone jack and shuffle switch from the front case.

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Conclusion

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

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