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I'm looking for the best way to open an iPod classic, meaning taking it apart. Mine got wet and now doesn't work and I would like to open it up and check that everythin's in place. I would like to do so in the safest way, so as not to dent the iPod. Any suggestions?

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If you can tell us what country you're in, someone might have a suggestion for a local vendor. Otherwise, we'll just be guessing. – Ben Wyatt Apr 4 '11 at 20:37
I'm looking for a way to this with tools found at any home... – nayish Apr 6 '11 at 7:47
You're not likely going to find one, at least not without doing damage. There's a reason iFixit (and others) have produced custom tools for this. – Ben Wyatt Apr 7 '11 at 12:39
up vote 2 down vote accepted

All you need is the plastic opening tools and follow this iFixit guide.

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I don't have the tool and can't get it (don't sell it where I am)... any other suggestions? – nayish Apr 4 '11 at 20:35
@nayish I believe you may find one, at any shop selling electronic equipment/tools. At least something similar.. – nuc Apr 4 '11 at 20:38
I'm not in the u.s... – nayish Apr 6 '11 at 7:46

I've had good luck opening iPods with guitar picks in the past without damaging them. You can put them in the side crack and use them as a lever if you are gentle with it. See here:

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