Replacing HD and battery in iPod 5g
I was looking for an upgrade to my old iPod. I did not want to buy a new iPod Classic from Apple, because the size has not increased from 120gb for years, plus I like the older, simpler UI.
Everything was as smooth as the docs described. I took my time and had no problems. Some of the things inside seemed a little sticky from tape/glue, but it was not overly gooey.
The connectors are EXTREMELY tiny. Unhooking the HD cable was simple yet difficult to see without some magnifying lens. Rehooking the cable was nearly an act of faith, it doesn't go in far nor has any definite feel of stopping or going in "all the way". Just put in as far as possible and then re-engage the clamp. The clamp took a lot more pressure to latch than I expected, and being so teeny tiny I was afraid to use too much force and break it. Definitely get some of the plastic tools and have a tiny tweezers, like beauty tweezers, on hand. Be gently.
iPod Video Front Panel (White)
iPod Video 60/80 GB Replacement Battery