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?

  • 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
    Commented Apr 4, 2011 at 20:37
  • I'm looking for a way to this with tools found at any home... Commented Apr 6, 2011 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
    Commented Apr 7, 2011 at 12:39

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

  • I don't have the tool and can't get it (don't sell it where I am)... any other suggestions? Commented Apr 4, 2011 at 20:35
  • @nayish I believe you may find one, at any shop selling electronic equipment/tools. At least something similar..
    – nuc
    Commented Apr 4, 2011 at 20:38
  • I'm not in the u.s... Commented Apr 6, 2011 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:
(source: nuxx.net)

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