Removing Silver Back Case of iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by hamchapman, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. hamchapman macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2008
    Hi, the title says it all really. Does anybody know of an easy way to remove the silver back case of an iPod Touch? I have tried using the tool apple recommends (green plastic thing) but the plastic just wore down and had no use at all.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  2. tsice19 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2008
    Maybe with a really skinny knife.... You'd have to find a good place to try and pry it apart.

    I'm sure you could scour the internet for some info.
  3. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    Do not use I knife otherwise you will damage the cover. Use the plastic tool, it will take a while but you wont damage the backing (took me 30 minutes!).
  4. kleo macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2008
    ONLY USE PLASTIC! a few 10c guitar picks will be your best friend to remove said back.
  5. Quillz macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    Why do you want to remove the stainless (and scratch-happy) steel back? Are you going to replace it with a new one?
  6. hamchapman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2008
    Still no luck getting it open. I have tried using a guitar pick but I think that it's a pretty thick one. Good idea though, I might see if I can get a thinner one. Using a screwdriver I did manage to lift up the case a tiny bit around the connector on the bottom. But that hasn't really helped getting it off. The key seems to be being able to lever up the case from the sides. But the gap is just too goddam thin!

    Yeah, I've got one that has been modified using a PVD process meaning that it has a layer of titanium nitride on it. This makes it look like this:


    If you want more info on where to get them, then PM me.
  7. only macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2008
  8. hamchapman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2008
    I can see that some people will not like how it looks and think it looks ridiculous, but there are actual advantages to it. The main one being that it is 100% scratchproof. That means that the whole iPod, front and back, would be fully scratchproof.

    Thanks for the feedback anyway ;)
  9. only macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2008
    i'm sorry, i'm sure it's pragmatic but i'd sooner lug around a case than do that to a touch.

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