The instructions were great. I also had no issues. I did take my ipod apart prior to getting the part. That way I had an idea of how things would go apart and together. I also ordered the ifixit kit of tools so I wouldn't be running around to find the exact tools. Also having the kit enables me to fix some other ipods and whatever. So Bravo on the instructions. It is nice to have an ipod that is not locked up..!!