View Full Version : iPod nano third generation help!

Oct 9, 2009, 12:38 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm gonna dive straight in!

Bought a third gen off eBay the "menu" and "back" buttons don't work so I decided to take it apart, after looknig at various videos and guides I started on my way, it's been an absolute ass to open and unfortunately there has been slight damage to the outer casing however I don't mind as I have a spare!

My problem, I've only managed to so far unclip the right side of the nano and can't for the life of me get to the left side to try and lift those clips, I've broken two opening tools while trying to slide into the left side as well as going underneath and opening towards the top, its just stuck and won't open!

Any suggestions?

Hope someone can point me in the right direction!


Oct 9, 2009, 03:32 PM
iFixit has a pretty good description of the opening process.

Try: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/iPod-Nano-3rd-Generation-Rear-Panel/745/1