The following iPod Nano 1st Gen Battery Replacement Instruction guide can be used for the following models:
1. Begin by turning off your iPod Nano. Engage the Hold switch so it doesn't turn on
while you're working on it and ground yourself to discharge any static electricity. In addition be sure to have all the tools provided in the tool kit.
2. Next hold the Nano flat, with its face up, and insert the flat pry tool between the metal back and the acrylic lip
of the iPod, a few centimeters from the top right side of the iPod, in order to create a space large enough to insert the other pry tool (or other end of pry tool).
3. Now insert the pry tool and run it around the edge of the iPod, in either direction. As you move all the way around, the metal back will separate from the front.
4. Next Flip the iPod over so the metal back is face up.
5. Gently remove the back cover.
6. Cut the wires connecting the old battery to the iPod. Make the cut close to the battery, so you have room for error.
7. Remove the old battery.
8. Examine your new battery. You will see 3 very thin wires coming from the battery. The last ¼ inch or so of each wire is already stripped (that is, the insulation is removed). You need to strip off an additional ½ inch or so. But be very careful not to cut the wires. A wire stripper is best here, otherwise use a sharp razor knife or small scissors.
9. Strip the last ½ inch off each of the three wires coming from the iPod.
10. Insert the battery in the iPod. You will now have a total of 6 wires: 3 from the iPod and 3 from the battery. Match up the colors, and using tweezers, twist together the pairs of wires that have the same color. Put a bit of ordinary scotch tape around each pair to hold the twist tie together.
11. Lay the wires flat on the main board, making sure none of the exposed parts of the wires are touching the
main circuit board.
12. Snap together the two parts of the iPod.
13. Charge your new battery for 4+ hours and turn it on.
PLEASE NOTE: Patience and care, along with moderate technical and hand tool ability, are required for the successful replacement of a battery. Excessive force may result in damage to your device. The instructions above come with no warranty or guarantee. By utilizing these instructions, you agree to hold Batteryship.com and BatteryEducation.com blameless and unaccountable for any and all damages, problems, or personal injuries that may or may not arise by your use of these instructions. Replacing your battery may void any warranty you have on your device. Please read all instructions BEFORE replacing the battery.