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Zune Gen 3 120GB Repair Guide

 


Welcome to the RapidRepair MS Zune gen 3 120GB take-apart repair guide. Here we show (in nearly sickening detail) the internals of the new Zune 120GB and how to safely reach them in a few easy steps. Be sure to check our Zune parts pages for replacement zune screens, batteries and more.

 

Zune 120GB Box Prepare
 
  • Tools required:
  • T-4 Star Driver
  • Small Flathead or exacto razor
  • Safe Open Tool
  • Repair Toolkit available HERE
  • Gather all neccesary tools and place your Zune 120GB on a clean flat surface, use a soft cloth or towel to place under it.

     

    Zune 120GB Unit

    Contents

    Same old usual suspects: headphones, inserts, USB cable, and manual.

    What a nice looking Gloss black finish.

     

     

    Zune 120GB Unit Open

    Step 1

    Using the safe open case tool, insert into the gap between the backing and front panel.

    Unlike the 80GB Zune, you do not have to remove any screws for the back panel to come off. It is a tight fit so be careful and go slow.

    Once the backing is off you can see the internals. Lift off some of the silver tape and take the hard drive out. There are 4 star screws that can be removed after the drive is out.

     

     

    Zune 120GB MK1231GAL Toshiba Drive

     

    Step 2

    Picture of the 120GB drive. This is the same drive used in the new 120GB iPod Classic. Toshiba MK1231GAL 120GB drive.

     

     

    Zune 120GB Inside

    Step 3

    Once you remove the silver tape and the screws under the drive you can see the board. Take the battery and antennea wires out of the insets at this point.

    Zune 120GB Inside

    Step 4

    There are 2 more screws in this step on the dock port. Remove the ZIF cable, and antennae cable. You can also lift the battery up now. Carefully lift up on the board and remove the LCD clip so you can remove the LCD ribbon from the board.

    Zune 120GB Inside

    Step 4 Cont.

    Picture showing board and battery removed. Take the razor and pop the LCD assembly out from the front panel.

     

    Zune 120GB Front Panel

    Step 4 Cont.

    Just a glance at the front panel with all components removed. The front panel is the exact same as the Zune 80GB with the exception of the gloss black paint.

    We have found that almost all the parts are compatible with the 80GB Zune:

    Clickwheel, front panel glass, mainboard, battery, LCD screen, headphone jack, antennae, and ZIF cable.

     

    Zune 120GB LCD Screen

    Step 5

    Picture of the LCD screen assembly removed from the front panel.

    Zune 120GB LCD Screen

    Step 5 Finished!

    Close-up of the Zune 120GB LCD Screen.

     

    Enjoy trying to put this back together! simply follow the steps in reverse. Thanks for looking!

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