How To Take Apart An Ipod

How To Take Apart An Ipod

An expert explains, step by step, exactly how to disassemble your iPod. If your warranty is still good, this will invalidate it, so be sure the risk is worth it to you before starting.

You'll need a few tools before you can start this procedure, an iPod utility knife or flathead screwdriver and a Torx T6 screwdriver. So, it's advisable to place the iPod on a flat sturdy surface. Insert the flathead screwdriver or utility knife between the white plastic and chrome backing of your iPod.

Push the utility knife down to pop the iPod's plastic front away from the metal black. Then, work the knife in. Turn the utility knife at a right angle to the iPod's edge to fully separate the iPod's front and back.

Start on one of the longer edges, work your way down and across the short end, and then back up to the opposite long end. Then, you should be able to easily remove the cover of the iPod, leaving the metal carting. You now have access to the internal electronic elements of the iPod.

Use the T6 screwdriver to unscrew the iPod circuit board which controls the iPod's mini computer unit. Unplug the cable leading to the flat square box in the iPod, this is the iPod's hard drive. The iPod is now completely disassembled.

Just a word of warning, your Apple warranty is going to be invalid if you do this and it might go wrong. So I wish you the best of luck, but do know the risks if you take your Apple device to pieces. An expert explains, step by step, exactly how to disassemble your iPod.

If your warranty is still good, this will invalidate it, so be sure the risk is worth it to you before starting.