The backplate is the rear housing of the iPod and is typically made of chrome metal. The primary reason for replacement of the iPod’s backplate is namely for cosmetic issues such as the desire to remove an unwanted engraving, or simply because the panel has accumulated scratches and dents causing the device to appear worn and unsightly.
In some cases, a damaged back plate can also potentially create functionality issues, such as when the panel is bent or warped preventing it from snapping flush to the faceplate. This often causes difficulty when inserting your charger into the bottom dock port, and is occasionally responsible for headphone jack malfunctions due to misalignment.
The 5th generation iPod video and 6th-7th generation iPod Classic backplates are now available in a variety of exciting new colors, including black, blue, gold, purple, red, and more!
Replacing the back cover is an inexpensive way to restore the rear housing of your iPod, making it look brand new again, while also dramatically increasing the resale value of the device.