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, September 6, 2009

Installing iPod 3rd Generation Display

Installing iPod 3rd Generation Display

Replace a cracked or faulty display.

Tools used in this guide : Spudger , T6 Torx Screwdriver , iPod Opening Tools
Parts relevant to this guide : iPod 3G Display

Step 1 — Case
Before opening your iPod, ensure that the hold switch is in the locked position. The orange bar should be visible, indicating hold is active.

Step 2
Opening the case can be challenging. Do not get discouraged if it takes you a few tries before the iPod is opened.
Insert a large iPod opening tool into the seam between the plastic front and metal rear panel of the iPod, near the headphone jack. The tool's edge should point toward the metal rear panel to prevent any accidental scratching of the plastic front.
Run the tool along the top seam toward the upper left corner of the iPod.

Step 3
Push the large iPod opening tool into the upper left corner of the iPod, creating a small gap along the side seam.

Step 4
There are five retaining tabs on each side of the iPod.
With the large iPod opening tool still inserted in the top seam, press a small iPod opening tool into the gap you just created.
Run the iPod opening tool down the side seam, releasing all five tabs.
It may be necessary to wiggle the tool while working your way down the seam to free all the tabs.

Step 5
Run the iPod opening tool around the lower left corner of the iPod and along the bottom seam to free the two retaining tabs near the dock connector.
Run the tool around the lower right corner of the iPod and along the right side seam to free all five retaining tabs.
The case of the iPod should now easily come loose. Ensure all retaining tabs are free before proceeding.
Step 6
The iPod case is now open, but don't separate the two halves just yet. There is still an orange ribbon cable connecting the headphone jack to the logic board.
Open the case like a book with the dock connector at the top, and lay the rear panel next to the front half of the iPod.
Step 7
Use a plastic tool or your fingernails to carefully disconnect the orange headphone jack cable. Be sure to pull straight up on the connector, not the cable itself.

Step 8 — Battery
Lift up the hard drive with one hand and carefully disconnect the hard drive ribbon from the logic board.
Lift the hard drive out of the iPod.

Step 9
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 10
Use a spudger to carefully disconnect the orange touch wheel cable from the logic board.

Step 11
Remove the 6 black T6 Torx screws securing the logic board to the front panel.

Step 12
Lift the logic board out of the iPod.
When reassembling your iPod, be sure that the plastic hold switch mechanism is synced with the hold switch on the logic board. The switch on the board is a small black nub that sits in a slot on the hold switch mechanism.

Step 13 — Display
Use a spudger to carefully disconnect the orange display ribbon from the front panel.

Step 14
Lift the display panel out of the iPod.

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