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Connects the hard drive to the logic board.

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

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Insert an opening pick as far as possible into the seam between the plastic front and the metal rear panel, on the right edge of the iPod. You may need to rock the pick back and forth to slide it in farther. Use the opening pick to pry up against the plastic front panel and release five retaining tabs (seen in the third photo).
  • Insert an opening pick as far as possible into the seam between the plastic front and the metal rear panel, on the right edge of the iPod.

    • You may need to rock the pick back and forth to slide it in farther.

  • Use the opening pick to pry up against the plastic front panel and release five retaining tabs (seen in the third photo).

  • Slide the pick along the edge of the iPod and continue prying to release the rest of the retaining tabs.

  • After all five tabs along the right side are free, the case should open easily.

Is that wide opening pick shown in the photo available? Or should I be able to get my iPod 3G open with just the narrow opening tool? So far I’ve been unsuccessful.

David Troup - Yanıt

Hi David, an opening tool can definitely work, but we’ve found that the opening picks tend to be a bit easier. You can find those in our store. The clips are definitely really tough and, like Matthew mentioned, using multiple picks might help. Getting the pick in the seam is the hardest part, then once it’s in you should be able to work it in farther, or add another pick to eventually release the clips.

Adam O'Camb -

I had to use about 10 guitar picks. The case “clips” are amazingly tight. I’d get one in just barely, then I’d add another in the now-opened slot. Then another. I’d space them about 1 or 1.5cm apart on two sides. Work into a corner and it will release. (I’m going on memory. I bought packs of the cheapest guitar picks. I have both thin and medium. I think I used medium, but I can’t remember.)

Matthew Robbins - Yanıt

so much easier to open with an xacto blade and handle. the blade has a more defined edge that helps to move the plastic front cover. then a pick can help do the rest.only took 2 mins. using xacto blade and handle

dennis fowler - Yanıt

also not mentioned is reattachment of hard drive plug to board . not a normal plug as the others.need to be sure it is attached before closing up ipod. replacement battery was thicker than origional and allowed hd to not sit level

dennis fowler - Yanıt

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.
  • 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.

Remember to fold the backplate up the correct direction, otherwise you might break this cable.

iTronics Repair - Yanıt

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. The headphone jack connector is unusually tall. When prying, be careful to not separate the lower, plastic part of the connector from the ribbon cable. Pry between the connector and the socket, not between the two halves of the connector.
  • 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.

  • The headphone jack connector is unusually tall. When prying, be careful to not separate the lower, plastic part of the connector from the ribbon cable. Pry between the connector and the socket, not between the two halves of the connector.

Be more than careful with the headphone jack, because I thought I was until I broke mine (I still don't figure how I did this). Those are hard to find after and if you do, it may cost you something around 20-30$

Tristan Gauvreau - Yanıt

Yeah, I just did the same. Oops.

Alex Robinson -

Yikes - yes, be SUPER careful - just damaged mine too (snapped some of the soldered connections between ribbon and plug). I only use my iPod with a dock in my car, so hoping I will get away with this.

Russell Coleridge - Yanıt

Arrgh...I should have paid closer attention the red warnings above. I ended up pushing up on the ribbon part rather than the actual socket. Thereby completing separating the connector from the ribbon cable. I got way too excited when I finally got the case loose after an hour of trying that I rushed through this part. Now I have to see if I can replace this part.

Eric Schenkel - Yanıt

Blech - despite these thoughtful warnings I snapped that plug right off the ribbon! So please, be careful. I found a replacement headphone jack (used) on eBay for 20 bucks. What a not-fun way to spend 20 bucks!

Matt Michael - Yanıt

Yep - did the same. Bugger. Is it possible to carefully fix? Solder or glue or are there replacement parts? I do actually have another iPod but I was hoping to end up with two working versions rather than one just for parts.

Greg J Mason - Yanıt

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Lift up the hard drive with one hand and carefully disconnect the hard drive ribbon from the logic board.
  • 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.

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Peel back the metallic tape connecting the hard drive ribbon to the blue mounting bracket.
  • Peel back the metallic tape connecting the hard drive ribbon to the blue mounting bracket.

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Use a spudger to carefully disconnect the orange ribbon cable from the hard drive.
  • Use a spudger to 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.

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Lift the hard drive mounting bracket and cable off the hard drive.
  • Lift the hard drive mounting bracket and cable off the hard drive.

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Peel up the metallic tape holding the hard drive ribbon to the blue mounting bracket.
  • Peel up the metallic tape holding the hard drive ribbon to the blue mounting bracket.

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Peel up the black tape securing the hard drive ribbon to the mounting bracket.
  • Peel up the black tape securing the hard drive ribbon to the mounting bracket.

  • The hard drive ribbon is now free from the iPod.

This is often a good fix if the iPod is giving you a sad face-- it might not be the hard drive, just the hard drive connector!

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

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