Now my first iPod works like new. I had a lot of trouble coaxing the back off, and found it much easier just to run down one side. I ended up putting on heavy work gloves because the pry tool was hard to push in there. I also didn't find it necessary to remove the Torx screw. The leads on the replacement battery were thicker and longer than the original's, but no problem getting it to fit. My 20-something co-workers are impressed. "Is that the original iPod?" they asked. "Get off my lawn," I snapped.