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, September 5, 2009

Installing iPod 2nd Generation Hard Drive

Installing iPod 2nd Generation Hard Drive

Upgrade your storage with a new hard drive.

Tools used in this guide : iPod Opening Tools
Parts relevant to this guide : iPod 10 GB Hard Drive , iPod 20 GB Hard Drive

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 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.

Step 6
Lift the rear panel away from the iPod, making sure it doesn't catch on the headphone jack.

Step 7 — Battery
Peel up the metallic tape attached to the top of the battery.

Step 8
Lift the battery up from the hard drive and lay it next the the iPod (it is still connected to the logic board).

Step 9
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.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order

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