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Apple iPod Nano 6th Generation (2010) Teardown

Cracking Open the Apple iPod Nano 6th Generation

In September 2010, Apple unveiled the 6th generation iPod Nano (Model: A1366). The new Nano is a significant departure from previous versions--resembling the new iPod Shuffle more than older Nanos.

As with the iPod Shuffle, the Nano isn't designed to be easily disassembled. But if you're working on a device that's already broken and out of warranty, you might not have anything to lose.

To disassemble the iPod Nano, you'll need a Phillips #00 or #000 screwdriver, a thin metal blade or plastic spudger, and a hair dryer or heat gun.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...