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Answer to: Is Replacing the Adhesive on the Stainless Steel Back Necessary?Hi there, Some say you can try to can try and hammer out the corner of the backplate. Others say, if the dent in the backplate was very small, you can use an exacto knife to cut the glass at the dent to allow everything to fit nicely. I prefer to replace the back-plate. You can find them on eBay for about 10 bucks from China or 12-15 bucks from a USA vendor. By doing this, you have what looks like a brand new iPod. In answer to your question of what else you will have to replace - it could be just the back-plate if you are very careful, experienced, or lucky. There is a good chance that you could damage the volume-flex cable when removing it from the old casing. It is a thin ribbon glued well to the back case. It can be done if you very slowly remove the ribbon. If you have to replace it -- the good news is that the ribbon is dirt cheap - between 1-5 bucks on eBay or Amazon. The bad news is that the ribbon requires soldering to the logic-board, at 4, very close-together points. Moderate soldering skills are r...