How To Fix Your 2nd Generation iPod Nano Screen

How to fix your 2nd generation iPod Nano screen? With a broken screen on your iPod Nano it will be impossible to navigate the music functions on it. You may decide to either throw the iPod Nano away or send it back to the manufacturer, but the problem is fixable. Following the steps carefully will help you save money.  

The items you will need:

  • Case opener tool
  • Philips screwdriver
  • Small flat head screwdriver
  1. Turn off your 2nd generation iPod Nano. Take the case opener tool and wedge it inside the crease located at the top of the iPod Nano. You will have to pry the top completely open, use some force if you need to. 
  2. Turn the 2nd generation iPod Nano device over. Use the case opener to remove the bottom plastic bezel. If it's hard for it to come out apply some force because it's being held in place by a double sided tape. 
  3. Use a micro Philips screwdriver to remove the two screws located at the bottom of the 2nd generation iPod Nano. Set the two screws aside. 
  4. Use a small flat head screwdriver to pull up the head phone jack. Do not pull the cable out all the way; leave an opening to fit the micro Philip screwdriver. 
  5. Use the Philip screwdriver to remove the screw behind the head phone jack. Place the screw in a place where you won't lose it. 
  6. Use the small flat head screwdriver to remove the silver frame. The Silver frame is next to the head phone jack. 
  7. Flip the 2nd generation iPod Nano over exposing the top. Remove two screws using the Philip screwdriver. 
  8. At the bottom where the head phone jack detach the ribbon cable from the motherboard by popping the tab up. Use the small flat head screwdriver to remove the ribbon cable. 
  9. Slide the motherboard out of the casing. Remove the adhesive tape in back of the LCD screen using the small flat head screwdriver. Flip the LCD screen down and use the small flat head screwdriver to remove the ribbon cable located at the bottom right corner of the screen. Slide the old 2nd generation iPod Nano off. 
  10. Replace the old screen with the new one. Attach the ribbon cable. Slide the motherboard back into the shell casing. Reattach the ribbon cable that connects the head phone jack to the motherboard.
  11. Use the micro Philip screwdriver to screw the screw back. Put the two screws located at the top of the iPod Nano back to place.
  12. Place the silver frame back into place and push the head phone jack into position.  Secure the bottom with the two screws you've taken out earlier.
  13. Snap both plastic bezels into place. Turn on your 2nd generation iPod Nano to look at the new screen working. 

  

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