The second generation iPod Nano continued the Apple tradition of making each iPod a bit different than the previous one. The tube-shaped design not only made it more compact, but also required the electronic components inside to be smaller. Opening the second generation iPod Nano to replace the LCD screen, hard drive or another component yourself will void the Apple warranty. The time and money saved doing the job yourself can be justified if you feel qualified to complete this task.
Put a soft cloth down on a table. Put the iPod Nano down on the cloth with the LCD screen facing up. Slide the locking switch at the upper right corner so the orange strip is visible.
Insert the tip of the putty knife into the seam between the bottom end cap and the case. Wiggle the tip to loose the bottom end cap. Move the tip around the seam and pull the bottom end cap off with your fingers.
Repeat this procedure with the top end cap of the iPod Nano.
Remove the two screws from each end at the bottom of the iPod Nano using the Phillips jeweler's screwdriver. Pull out the metal bracket held in by the screws using the tweezers.
Remove the two screws from each end at the top of the iPod Nano using the screwdriver.
Pry the white plastic at the corner on the top out from the case using the tip of the putty knife.
Remove the screw that's now revealed from under the white plastic using the screwdriver.
Pull out the metal clip the screw was holding in using the tweezers.
Put the tweezers against the electronic board at the top of the iPod Nano. Push the electronic board down and out of the iPod Nano's case using the tweezers.
Grab the end of the electronic board with your fingers as it exits the bottom of the case. Pull the electronic board out of the case and put it down on the soft cloth.
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