30 minuten - 2 uren
Once upon a time there was a liiiiiiittle ipod classic. It's mommy liked to take it everywhere she went. In high school, ipod classic went to swim meets and band competitions, rejecting social interaction left and right. When mommy went to college in Colorado ipod classic went too, connecting mommy to a socially acceptable form of identity through her "sweet tunes". Ipod classic even smoked pot and became waaaaayyyyyy cheeeeeeeeeeell. So cheeeeeeeell, in fact, that on one hazy April day, ipod classic's battery cheeeeelled out for good. Yup, ipod classic died.
This probably took me an hour or two. I have never worked on electronics but my nimble little hands seemed to fare better than those of the whiny chumps who broke it at step 2 after "blahblah years of experience". Most of the work was done with the putty knife (ESSENTIAL), which feels much more hardcore to use than those silly little plastic backscratchers anyways.
The hardest part was separating the front and back panel, as it wasn't clear in the guide how far down the sides of the ipod I needed to go to free the clips. You need to re-insert the putty knife farther down the sides of the ipod (almost to the corners) to get the bottom clips.
Needless to say, I did feel exceptionally cool once completed.
The pictures make it look like you need to do a back bend with your putty knife. Don't do that. Simply wiggle it, and you'll feel the clips kind of "snap" downwards (which is what you want).
Getting the putty knife in the sides is going to be the hardest part.
You can do it!