Opening the New Ipod Classic 80Gig




In this Instructable, I show you how to successfully open what apple has discussed as
"un-openable". I'll show you exactly how I figured it and Include some pictures for reference.

Please note I am NOT responsible for any destruction you may cause to your ipod in this process.

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Step 1: Opening It Up.

Like all other ipods, this step is quite tedious, basically, using a hard, flat and skinny object, you pry the metal facing from the other side, and slowly progress towards cracking both halves open.

Step 2: Finding Dreaded "Sarcophagus" Clips.

these are the supposedly new security features in the new ipod,
congrads, three little skinny pieces of metal to detour most from prying an apple device open,
luckly for me I could care less about this Ipod, its hard drive got owned by bad sectors.
I'll show you where these clipped wonders are on the picture below.

Step 3: What Do Your Insides Look Like?

Here are pictures of the guts.

Step 4: You're Done.

Hopefully this saves some headache with the whole opening process and someone will find this useful.


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    7 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    The Apple iPod Classic comes with 2.5-inch display makes video come more alive. You can Purchase or rent movies, buy TV shows, and download video podcasts from the iTunes Store, then sync them to your iPod classic to watch anywhere, anytime.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I've got an 80 gig ipod and i think the same thing happened to mine (bad sectors) the best i can figure is that it is corrupted. But all i know is that it doesn't work on my PC. It just says it needs to be formated, but after i do it will just say it's not valid and needs to be formated. (if there is no way, and no way at all (and i mean any way), I'm gonna tell apple "screw you" for good.)


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I just got a broken ipod that I'm not to sure what it is, but it looks the same from what I can tell. But my 'new' free 'broken' ipod won't connect to the computer via usb connector thingy (the one made just for ipods), and the screen is broken, plus the battery is dead. So to you dear ipod experts,.... do you know of anyway I could fix it? Or at least use it in some way for something? Thank you XD.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I opened my iPod video 30gig and I see it isn't a whole lot different


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Im sure you could probably try to put one in, but im not going to take that risk, especially when this Ipod is under warranty.