This step is what ultimately destroyed my iPod. A caution to be very careful would be good.
I got the whole black white thing disconnected from the pins. After a lot of struggle I was able to get it back in, but I couldn’t get the black locking part to go up on its own. after many tries and some tries to get it in when the black thing is closed, i tore out the pins that were connected to the panel. can’t get it back on so it isn’t connected to the battery…
Now i have a perfect iPod with a new harddrive but I can’t use it.
Please add a red caution sentence because I’m pretty sure that if i had known what I had to do I would’ve been more careful and I would now have a functioning iPod.
Nonetheless, great guide! without this I wouldn’t even have tried and the harddisk came from another broken down iPod classic so it’s not that I lost money.