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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

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Installing iPod Nano 1st Generation Battery & Logic Board

Installing iPod Nano 1st Generation Battery & Logic Board

The motherboard/battery assembly is sold together.

Tools used in this guide : Phillips #00 Screwdriver , Spudger , iPod Opening Tools
Parts relevant to this guide : iPod Nano Gen 1 2 GB Logic Board , iPod Nano Gen 1 1 GB Logic Board , iPod Nano Gen 1 4 GB Logic Board Step 1 — Rear Panel
Before opening your iPod, ensure that the hold switch is in the locked position.

Step 2
The rear panel is secured to the front case by eleven clips permanently attached to the rear panel. These clips lock onto small tabs machined into the front case.

To free the tabs, they must be pushed toward the center of the iPod. Note the location of all tabs on the rear panel. When using an iPod opening tool to free the rear panel, be sure to work the tool at the location of these clips.


Step 3
Opening the iPod can be challenging. Don't get discouraged if it takes you a few tries before the iPod is opened.

Insert the large iPod opening tool into the seam between the front case and rear panel of the iPod, below the dock connector. Run the tool back and forth to create an opening. The tool's edge should point toward the rear panel to prevent any accidental scratching of the aluminum front case.

Step 4
Insert a small iPod opening tool into the seam on the Hold button side of the iPod, with the edge of the tool pointing toward the rear panel.

Step 5
The large iPod opening tool is no longer needed to gain access to the left side of the iPod.

Gently enlarge the existing gap by pressing/wiggling the small iPod opening tool into the gap near each of the the two tabs attached to the rear case, pushing the clips toward the center of the iPod until both have been freed.



Step 6
Repeat the same procedure listed in the previous step to free the five clips along the headphone jack side of the iPod.

Step 7
After ensuring all tabs are free, separate the two halves of the iPod.

The rear panel is now free from the iPod.

Step 8 — Battery & Logic Board
Remove any kapton tape over the screws, if necessary.

Remove the following 3 screws:

Two 3 mm Phillips screws near the dock connector.

One 4 mm Phillips screw along the edge of the logic board.

Step 9
Peel up the ground strap connecting the battery to the logic board.


Step 10
Insert the flat end of a spudger between the battery and the headphone jack side of the front case to pry the battery up off the adhesive securing it to the front case.

Rotate the battery out of the iPod and lay it next to the iPod. The battery is still soldered to the logic board by three wires, so don't remove it entirely.

Step 11
Gently lift up on the dock connector end of the logic board to ensure the logic board is free.

Step 12
Grasp the end of the logic board near the battery connector with one hand, and hold onto the rest of the iPod with your other hand.

Make sure the logic board is lifted slightly above the white plastic notch on the battery side of the board. This notch prevents the board from sliding out in the next step.

Slide the logic board out of its holding brackets on the rear of the display.

The logic board is still connected to the iPod by two ribbon cables.

Step 13
Disconnecting the following two ribbon cables may be challenging. To prevent straining the cables or connectors, you can only separate the two halves of the iPod about 1/2 inch during the process.

Use a spudger to flip up the black plastic tab holding the orange display ribbon in place. The black tab will rotate up 90 degrees, releasing the ribbon cable.

Step 14
Use a spudger to slide the display ribbon out of its connector.

Step 15
Use a spudger to flip up the black plastic tab holding the orange click wheel ribbon in place. The black tab will rotate up 90 degrees, releasing the ribbon cable.

Step 16
Use a spudger to slide the click wheel ribbon out of its connector.

Step 17
The logic board and battery are now free from the iPod.

Congratulations!
To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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