I am using my Ipod Nano for years now and I have to say Apple did a good job with this little Mp3 player. There was only a little problem with the connector since it was very cumbersome and I wanted to take it with me in my laptop bag.
Thats why I disassembled the plug :
If you want to open the Ipod connection base you have to do it from the bottom.
And there’s the circuit board! Lets take a closer look at it:
I took a hot wire to cut through the plastic and remove the 3,5mm plug without damaging the connections:
I took a little white piece of plastic and glued the circuit board onto it:
At the end I added the original Apple logo to my new flat connector:
And thats how I transformed the bulky connector to a flat one!