Oh no! You've dropped your digital stuff. And it's out of warranty. And repair costs more than the digital stuff is worth. What to do short of tossing the digital stuff (or selling on ebay)? Well, believe it or not the average person has a good chance of diy fixing that digital stuff themselves. All they'll need for most cases is some patience, and a little background knowledge. The intent of the posts on this blog are to help provide that knowledge.

Disclaimer Warning: The following instructions are given without any warranty. They don't have to be complete or correct. Don't do any of the following steps if you're not sure of what you're doing. You could damage your digital stuffs and you WILL lose your warranty. Everything you do will be at your own risk.

Disclaimer Notice : imprtant things to know before you start taking Part your digital stuffs

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Installing iPod 1st Generation Logic Board

Installing iPod 1st Generation Logic Board

Your iPod's motherboard controls just about everything on the iPod.

Tools used in this guide : Spudger , T6 Torx Screwdriver , iPod Opening Tools
Parts relevant to this guide : iPod 1G 5 GB Logic Board , iPod 1G 10 GB Logic Board

Step 1 — Rear Panel
Before opening your iPod, ensure that the hold switch is in the locked position.

Step 2
Opening the iPod can be challenging. Don't get discouraged if it takes you a few tries before the iPod is opened.
Insert a plastic iPod opening tool in the seam between the white plastic front and metal back of the iPod. Once you've inserted the tool, run it along the seam to free the five tabs holding the iPod together.

Step 3
Continue to run the opening tool along the side of the case until all five tabs have been released.

Step 4
Work around the corner of the iPod and release the two tabs holding the iPod together near the dock connector.

Step 5
Free the five tabs holding the iPod together on the other side. You may be able to free the tabs by gently wiggling the front panel of the iPod.
Lift the rear panel away from the iPod.

Step 6 — Battery
Lift the battery up from the adhesive holding it to the iPod.
Lay the battery next to the iPod (it is still connected to the logic board).

Step 7
Carefully disconnect the orange ribbon cable from the hard drive.
If the cable doesn't come free easily, it may be helpful to gently wiggle the cable from side to side.
Lift the hard drive out of the iPod.

Step 8 — Display
Carefully disconnect the white battery connector from the logic board. Be sure to pull only on the connector itself and not on the cables.

Step 9
Peel up the gray rubber bumper near the hard drive ribbon to reveal the T6 Torx screw beneath.
Remove the newly revealed T6 Torx screw.

Step 10
Remove the 3 remaining T6 Torx screws from the logic board.

Step 11
Slide the logic board away from the port end of the casing and lift it out of the iPod.

Step 12
Note the location of the four white plastic tabs securing the display to the logic board. These tabs must be released before the display can be removed.

Step 13
Use a spudger or your finger to free the four white plastic tabs indicated in the previous picture.

Step 14
Use a spudger to carefully disconnect the display ribbon cable from beneath the scroll wheel.

Step 15 — Logic Board
Use a spudger to carefully disconnect the orange hard drive cable from beneath the scroll wheel.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order

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