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This break down will enable you to dismantle your ipod nano 1st generation without breaking it.

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  1. 1.    Using an ipod unclipping tool (which could be a knife or similar to it), unclip the outer casing by putting the tool up to the connection point. This should pop the case off. Note that force will need to be used. 1.    Using an ipod unclipping tool (which could be a knife or similar to it), unclip the outer casing by putting the tool up to the connection point. This should pop the case off. Note that force will need to be used.
    • 1. Using an ipod unclipping tool (which could be a knife or similar to it), unclip the outer casing by putting the tool up to the connection point. This should pop the case off. Note that force will need to be used.

  2. 2.    Remove the circuit board by unscrewing the 3 screws (there is 1 more screw but dont unscrew it, it holds the headphone jack) that hold it down. Note that specialised screwdrivers may need to be used.
    • 2. Remove the circuit board by unscrewing the 3 screws (there is 1 more screw but dont unscrew it, it holds the headphone jack) that hold it down. Note that specialised screwdrivers may need to be used.

  3. 3. Carefully remove the connected wires underneath the motherboard to disconnect the clickwheel and the screen. 3. Carefully remove the connected wires underneath the motherboard to disconnect the clickwheel and the screen.
    • 3. Carefully remove the connected wires underneath the motherboard to disconnect the clickwheel and the screen.

  4. 4.    The screen has 3 different sections, each held down by glue so necessary force is needed. First remove the acrylic backing that supports the screen and then the main part of the screen. The last thing to remove is the paper-thin cover. 4.    The screen has 3 different sections, each held down by glue so necessary force is needed. First remove the acrylic backing that supports the screen and then the main part of the screen. The last thing to remove is the paper-thin cover. 4.    The screen has 3 different sections, each held down by glue so necessary force is needed. First remove the acrylic backing that supports the screen and then the main part of the screen. The last thing to remove is the paper-thin cover.
    • 4. The screen has 3 different sections, each held down by glue so necessary force is needed. First remove the acrylic backing that supports the screen and then the main part of the screen. The last thing to remove is the paper-thin cover.

  5. 5.    Removing the touchpad is easy and simple as there are layered parts on top of each other, just simply and carefully pull them off. 5.    Removing the touchpad is easy and simple as there are layered parts on top of each other, just simply and carefully pull them off. 5.    Removing the touchpad is easy and simple as there are layered parts on top of each other, just simply and carefully pull them off.
    • 5. Removing the touchpad is easy and simple as there are layered parts on top of each other, just simply and carefully pull them off.

  6. 6.    Finally you should have the ipod dismantelled and you should be able to put the ipod back together.
    • 6. Finally you should have the ipod dismantelled and you should be able to put the ipod back together.

Craig Lawrence

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when i put the rear cover back on, the charging station doesn't line up correctly and the charging station sticks out a bit. any advice?

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Yes, happened to a Zune 80 I have

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Thank you for this - took the fear factor out of changing battery on my much loved Nano!

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It’s extremely hard to connect LCD and Button cables. I screwed it up while reconnecting the cables. IF, you want to disassemble this machine by fun, don’t ever try it.

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