20 - 40 minutes
Initially, my iPod video's front panel is broken by sitting on it without mentioned. I would like to purchase a iPod classic, but it's bit expensive, and the battery life and the hard drive in my iPod video are still working perfect. So just want to find a way to replace just the front panel.
As soon as I received my parts and tools, I totally follow the step in iFixit, and it just take me about 15 minutes to replace the front panel. Much easier than I expected. And the most important thing is, replacing is much cheaper than buy a new one, even it's pre-owned one. Thanks to iFixit!!!
Just be careful while open the old panel. It will take about 1-2 minutes to free the first and the second retainer clips. Later, it will be just fine.
Also, to put the parts back together, especially dealing with the protection rubber around the hard drive, just be patience.
All in all, much easier than you expected!!!