How To Replace A Screen On A 3rd Gen iPod Nano
Need to know how to replace a screen on a 3rd gen iPod Nano? If the screen is broken it will be difficult to see any videos or navigate the any programs on the iPod Nano. Knowing how to replace the screen will help save time and money. Follow the steps carefully to safely replace the screen on a 3rd generation iPod Nano.
The items you will need:
- Case opener tool
- Pry tool
- Phillip screwdriver
- New iPod Nano LCD screen
- Turn off your 3rd generation iPod Nano. Use a case opener and wedge it at the side of the 3rd gen iPod Nano. Slide the case opener at all the sides. This will release the clips that connect the front and back cover of your iPod Nano.
- Once loosen, use both hands to remove both covers. The battery and the circuit board should be exposed.
- Use a micro Phillip screwdriver to remove six screws. Place the six screws in a safe place. The screws are located below the iPod Nano's battery.
- Use a pry tool to lift up the ribbon cable. Use a pair of tweezers to carefully remove the ribbon cable. The ribbon cable is located below the battery at the right side of your 3rd generation iPod Nano. Use the tweezers to remove a small silver frame near the headphone jack.
- Use your hand to lift the motherboard. Start with lifting the battery. The battery will still be attached to the motherboard.
- Flip the motherboard over to reveal the LCD screen. Use the pry tool to release the ribbon cable located at the right side of the LCD screen. Gently lift the LCD screen away from the motherboard.
- Place the new iPod Nano LCD screen into the motherboard and snap the ribbon cable. Flip the motherboard and place it on the front cover of your iPod Nano. Place the small silver frame back into place. Attach the ribbon cable and screw back the six screws.
- Put back the back cover and snap it into place by using both hands. Turn on your 3rd gen iPod Nano to see your replaced screen working.