Notes

  • iPod Nano 5th Generation Teardown

    Quote from Phillip Clark:

    How exactly is the click wheel removed? You have to rotate it left or right before it lifts off? Does it lift off easy or does it snap/pop off?

    No rotation possible as I far could see, glue to keep it in place. And a very small clip hidden behind the play/pause button

  • iPod Nano 5th Generation Teardown

    Made sure to protect your ribbon cables from breaking from the sharp metal edges of the clickwheel using a small piece of hard plastic (plectrum for example)

  • iPod Nano 5th Generation Teardown

    Removing will be much more easier if your first use step 10 to push the internals out a small bit and than gentely push the window out at the upper edges from inside out.

  • iPod Nano 5th Generation Teardown

    Make sure the remove the base plate by removing the very small screws. Which make Step 10 (later on) much more easy.

  • iPod Nano 5th Generation Teardown

    Missing a step on how-to remove the metal frame. Takes a fairly bit of effort to disassembly all attached objects of the frame before you are able to lift the 'mainboard' with battery attached out of it.