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How to reuse an old ipod charger dock

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I have a first gen. iPod nano dock that was just lying around the house. It is now useless because I lost my nano a few years ago. So, I was iPod-less for a sort time. After the ipod-blues... I got the iPod Touch. Having no dock for it, I had the brilliant idea of reviving my old lonely nano dock. Instead of buying another one, which is like $$.
Here's how I did it.
 
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Step 1: Things you'll need.

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Here are your materials.

- Ruler
- pencil
- sand paper
- swiss knife / leatherman
- iPod nano dock

Step 2: First

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Pry off the nano dock with the swiss knife/leatherman. (put some muscle in to it now)

Step 3: Next

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Put the part with the circuit and connections aside for a while.
Working on the other panel, measure out the dimensions of the ipod touch and place those measurements to the nano dock, marking it with a pencil.

Step 4: Then

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Use the dremel/rotary tool to cut along the lines you measured and marked.
Sand the edges until it's smooth, so you won't get any scratches on your ipod when you put it in.

Step 5: ...Finish!

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Snap the dock back together. make sure the outlets match the holes.
And presto!! An old new dock for your iPod.
pkmnct2 years ago
Hey, I thought of doing this with my iPhone so I could have it charged and connected to my stereo through the line-out. When I tried testing it before cutting and such, I couldn't get my line-out to work. Does yours?
i did this but used the adapter too, its pretty kl, its quite hard to do though so its probs easier your way.
robots1995 years ago
Nice Job! You could of also used an ipod touch Adapter.
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