Open a Second-Generation iPod Nano
To open a second-generation iPod nano:
1. This step is optional, so feel free to skip it. With your hair dryer or heat gun, heat the
top and bottom pieces of the iPod nano until they are fairly warm to the touch. As with
the iPod mini, you want to soften up the adhesive that holds the plastic, not deform the
plastic or melt it.
2. Carefully pry off the plastic pieces on the top and bottom of the iPod nano by wedging
your plastic tool or flat-headed screwdriver between the metal shell and the plastic pieces.
3. At the top of the iPod nano, you see two small screws, one on each side .
With your Phillips-head screwdriver, remove both screws.
4. At the bottom of the iPod nano, you see two more small screws . With
your Phillips-head screwdriver, remove those as well.
5. Pull out the audio jack, but don’t pull it all the way out, because it is attached by a
ribbon cable . Handle both the jack and the cable carefully.
6. Under the audio jack, you find another screw that was previously hidden. Take out this
screw as well
7. Take out the small metal bracket that surrounds the docking port by prying it gently
with your plastic tool or flat-headed screwdriver
8. Disconnect the audio jack from the logic board. (This step can be a little sketchy,
because you can’t completely see what you’re doing.) To do this, take your plastic
tool or flat-headed screwdriver, and carefully pull the audio-jack connector toward
the front of the iPod until the connector comes unplugged .
However, do not remove the audio jack from the iPod, as it is still connected to
the Click Wheel.
9. Very carefully take your plastic tool or flat-headed screwdriver, and push the logic
board through the casing . Note that the Click Wheel and audio jack
remain inside the casing.