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My iPod Nano broke…
I’m not exactly sure, but I suspect the damage happened when I was prying it open with a metal screwdriver.
I only wanted to see what was inside. I was curious and bored. I blame Apple – they make these things so darn difficult to open. I mean honestly – they are designed to be disposable, and that isn’t cool. If the battery goes soft, you are expected to throw it out. If the headphone jack gets loose, you’re expected to throw it out.
I’m not just ticked about being expected to toss out a $175-ish product, but the wastefullness is pretty eco-harsh. Not that I’m helping, by killing it with curiosity. But come on, is it that horrendous to throw a couple screws on the back, instead of sealing it up with self-destructing metal click tabs.
…so I wouldn’t have to – the 2nd Generation iPod Shuffle Take-Apart.
I always gotta see the insides of stuff, and with stuff getting smaller and smaller, and not having obvious doors or openings, it makes it harder and harder to get inside stuff. At least, without breaking it.
So when someone else has figured out how to get inside, that’s good. And when they’ve posted a pictorial of the process, that’s even better. So for something that I really like and don’t want to have to destroy to get it open, it’s good, now I can just go look at the pictures and my compulsion to get inside and see how it works, is satisfied.