The battery would not charge and the display was black. I took the ipod to an apple store and they misdiagnosed the repair as a display problem. If it wasn't the display, they wouldn't repair it anyway. They were more interested in selling us a new one. I was already looking at a new mini pad so I wanted to fix the ipod myself.
The step by step tutorial was good and stressed to be patient and slow when prying off the parts glued with adhesive. I agree with this but the use of heat was not suggested. I noticed heat was suggested and used on other such repairs with the ipad. I found the supplied tools were essential for the repair but the adhesive was quite strong. A few small components were damaged on the small PCB when trying to pry the display away from the adhesive backing to access the screws behind it. In hind site I would recommend using heat to soften the adhesive using the same technique shown in the ipad repairs. Also, as cautioned in the tutorial, try not to scratch the display when handling it. It was hard not to get finger prints on it and these had to be cleaned off carefully when reassembling. The battery replacement went well but would caution to get it right the first time. Have a good soldering iron and solder sucker or wick to help remove the old battery without damaging the copper pads on the PCB. The components do not like to reheated frequently.
Be patient. Have a well lit and clean work surface. Follow the step by step tutorial and I would suggest using heat to soften the adhesive when possible. A small #00 Philips screw driver will be required but is not supplied in the battery kit. Purchase this when ordering if you don't have one.