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Nikki's iPod Mini Repair

dead iPod mini & tools

dead.

removing the bottom cover

bottom of the motherboard

removing the top cover

exposed top

removing the retaining screws

connected clickwheel

clickwheel connection

sliding the insides out

front of the motherboard

back of the motherboard w/ battery and hard drive

hard drive connector

unplugged hard drive

dead.

also dead.

clickwheel assembly

back of the motherboard

detaching the battery

dead and dead.

scratched, beat up screen

bare iPod housing

replacement battery (750mAh), hard drive, and screen

new screen installed

new battery installed

new hard drive installed

new components

it lives!

yay!

reassembled

another angle

docked and updating

hey, it's not my music...

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Brian Cruze, Brian, Cruze, Porter, Heritage, UT, Tennessee, Seymour, Knoxville, TN, cruze.org, pictures