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Old 10-04-2012, 11:44 AM
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I've had my iAudio for close to 4 years now, today I accidentally dropped into my kitchen floor and knocked something out of place/broke the volume up button. I know there are 4 small screws in the corners at the back, but I'm having trouble finding a screw driver that will fit/I can use. Any suggestions on what I can do? Also, does anyone know if it possible to buy replacement covers?
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:50 AM
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You can buy eye glass screwdrivers at most pharmacies and look here for disassemble instructions.

Edit: BTW parts are very difficult to come by, only if you find used/broken on ebay or forums like abi. Not long ago there was a member here willing to gift his i7 for parts if one paid shipping cost...
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:17 PM
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Thanks for the links. Do you know/does anyone know how easy it is to unscrew the, er, screws?
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:03 PM
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I think it's easy with the proper tools but what's a little difficult is finding the small clips between the two halfs.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:15 PM
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I think it's easy with the proper tools but what's a little difficult is finding the small clips between the two halfs.
I'm really concerned about chewing the heads off the screws, it is a particular party trick of mine. I didn't even consider clips being involved. Could you point out what I should look out for using the pictures in the link above where the person opened their player, please?
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:22 PM
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I'm not at home but out, that said if you look at picture #3 and #17 you can see the clips. Once all the screws are out, use a small pry tool to run around the edge and unfasten one by one (only 3 afaik), you only need to losen one side of them.

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I'm really concerned about chewing the heads off the screws ...
Don't use crappy tools or that can happen, they sell an eye glass screwdriver set that's very nice and cheap at drug store like cvx (it's an assortment kit under $5 IIRC).

Edit2: I forgot to mention, I have heard of some peeps breaking the little clips, don't worry it's not the end of the world and you can use a light contact cement if needed. Personally I'd just not use that and count on the screws.
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I'm not at home but out, that said if you look at picture #3 and #17 you can see the clips. Once all the screws are out, use a small pry tool to run around the edge and unfasten one by one (only 3 afaik), you only need to losen one side of them.

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Don't use crappy tools or that can happen, they sell an eye glass screwdriver set that's very nice and cheap at drug store like cvx (it's an assortment kit under $5 IIRC).
Great! Thanks very much for the help, I will give it a go.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:33 PM
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Maybe I shouldn't say clips but rather little plastic tabs or nubs, hope you see them and understand the description.
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Maybe I shouldn't say clips but rather little plastic tabs or nubs, hope you see them and understand the description.
I had a look at the pictures, I see what you mean.
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