Taking Apart a 2nd Generation IPod Shuffle

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Introduction: Taking Apart a 2nd Generation IPod Shuffle

Here is a full description of how to take apart one of the new iPod Shuffles.
You will a tiny philip's head screwdriver, and something thin and sharp, like a needle.

Step 1: Removing the Casing

First you have to remove the white plastic casing on the top and the bottom. Do this by prying it up with the needle. The pull the switches off the bottom side.

Step 2: Remove Screws and Metal Plates

Unscrew the two screws on each side, and pry off the metal plate on each side with the needle. Here is what you should have now.

Step 3: Pulling Out the Guts

Using the needle, pull out the guts by pushing the needle under the metal piece on the side with the headphone jack, and prying upwards. Thats it, you're done.

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    Where does one get a battery?

    I have no idea, but self servicing the battery would probably be a bad idea anyway.

    Amazon.com also carries batteries for these players.

    I don't suppose anyone knows how to take the clip off the back of one of these things? 

    isn't the white square thing in picture 4 the battery? I'm sure i've seen them for sale on ebay like that.

    I know people have replaced thei iPod batteries themselves, but I have also read about people's iPods exploding after they replaced the batteries, so replacing it would probably not be the best idea.

    ouch, i've never heard that before!

    I was really hoping to see a simple SD card inside.