I’ve finally plucked up the courage to open up my dead iPod. It was working perfectly upto a few months ago, when it just refused to even start up. Its out of warranty, and I’ve always felt the cost of a repair would be better spent towards a new iPod (particularly if its a new shiny one!).
So I figured, what have I got to loose? I’ve always wanted to see whats inside anyway. I found some straight forward instructions on the web on how to open it. Forget buying the specialist tools. I used a butter knife, and it didn’t leave a scratch!
Once inside, I checked all the usual things I check when fault finding: Loose, dry connections – reseating all the components, etc. To my surprise after doing this, the iPod burst back into life, and has been happily playing songs all afternoon. Hurrah!
But I didn’t stop there. I have an old 3G iPod from many years ago. My first ipod, in fact. For the last two years it’s been completely dead – not even showing anything on screen, or spinning the drive up. So in I go, performing the same checks, and presto! I now have two working iPod!
It just goes to show what you can achieve with a butter knife. :o)