Introduction

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

Image 1/1: Be careful when using a metal spudger, as you may scratch the outer case.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Pry the rear case away from the front case.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Remove the logic board and battery from the iPod.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Don't attempt to remove the headphone jack yet, it is connected to the shuffle switch.
  • 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.

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  • 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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