One part left over
I just completed the battery and earphone jack replacement. To my surprise, everything seems to be working. I found a 3/4 x 1/4 inch, gray, pillow like thing during disassembly. I did not find a photo of it in the repair instructions and I could not figure out where it could have gone. I reassembled the unit without that item. Do you think that will be okay?
That would be one of the rubber bumpers that go on the hard drive. You don't need it on to have the iPod working, but it's probably good to have it in so that the hard drive is nice and secure.