We open and disassemble plenty of iPods and Macs on a daily basis, and we’re always on the lookout for easier ways to work on them. We use what we learn to continuously improve our existing guides as much as we can. We bring you revised case opening guides for the iPod nano 1st Generation, iPod 3rd Generation, and iPod 4th Generation/Photo devices.
Replacing parts on the 3rd Gen nano can be quite difficult. We’ve found that removing the rear panel is the hardest step, and chances are slim that you will open the nano without destroying the panel. Unfortunately, you must first remove the rear panel to access any of the device’s internals, so customers are advised to purchase a rear panel if they plan on replacing any of the internals.
Ever wonder why that green stuff in your car’s radiator is so important? Those of us that have a car with a leaky cooling system know that sitting in traffic puts the temperature needle in the red zone – which has the potential to destroy the engine. The same applies to thermal paste and computer processors.
Cracking an iPhone 3G screen absolutely sucks. The warranty doesn’t cover accidental damage and Apple charges a hefty price to have it fixed. Thankfully we can show you how to replace your cracked glass with a suction cup, spudger, screwdriver, and hair dryer. Doing the repair yourself can save you over a hundred dollars for an hour’s worth of time.
We recently published an all-new guide for the PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15″ 1.67 GHz laptop. This machine features a higher resolution screen than any previous 15″ PowerBook, with a 1440×960 pixel display, and can be identified by the model number of A1138 printed on the lower case.
Hot on the heels of the updated iPod 5th Generation (Video) guide comes the brand-new, never-before-seen iPod Touch 1st Generation guide. We rolled out all the usual bells ‘n’ whistles with this set of instructions, and in the process learned a bit about the iPod Touch.
The iPod 5th Generation (Video) is one of the most oft-viewed guides on our site. We have a high standard of quality around here, and we felt it could use a bit of improvement. That being the case, we took some major steps in determining how to improve our guide.