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This is a common problem among many, many people that have a warranty that has expired.
Now you could just send it back to apple to get a new one, but if your warranty expired, like mine did, they wont give you a new one. You need to fix this pretty 350$ piece of apple!!
Instead of having a nice paperweight ( hopefully you didnt throw yours out) , you will need these with three things before starting:
1. a flathead screwdriver
2. a broken ipod and 5 minutes
3. a new and or old, but crisp, business card
p.s. No memory loss either, all songs, data, ect will still be on the iPod.
Step 1: Easy does it
This is not a big deal, there are little plastic holds around the iPod, and the flat head screwdriver will allow you to pry it open at the plastic parts.
Once completed, you can just snap the ipod back together so it looks exactly the same, just dont get too frustrated if it takes a few minutes to get the first clip.
Use a MICRO flat head screw driver. Go in from the side as shown in the demo, but to get it started angle the screwdriver down so that it slides in between the plastic and metal, then take a bigger sized micro screw driver to open it the rest of the way.