disassembling and coloring my 40 gig ipod

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by EK03, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. EK03 macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2004
    hey guys, im going to try making a nice custom ipod. I have it all disassembled but wanted to know how to remove the buttons and trackpad from the front and remove the outer plastic layer if at all possible, any ideas how?
  2. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    have you checked out ipodlounge? they might have a tutorial how to
  3. EK03 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2004
    yeah nothing how to remove the buttons and scroll wheel
  4. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2002
    Tacoma, WA
    I'm pretty sure macworld (the magazine) just put out an article in the past couple months on how to dissasemble an iPod Mini. That should give you some clues on how to take yours apart.

  5. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    It was on of the latest MacAddict's and they said that removing the scroll wheel was a bad idea. I don't know how it would work with the different form factor of the regular iPod though.
  6. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2003
    Long Beach, California
    I've totally disassembled my original iPod, and you cannot remove the scroll wheel and buttons very easily (in fact, I think that you can't without breaking the buttons off). I wouldn't do it if I were you, but good luck if you can.

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