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Anyone Modding 4th Gen ipod's them selfs??

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hi

I was wondering if anyone tryed doing it on there own? I have a couple of old unit's that I would like to take at crack at doing myself.

Making the headphone jack a dedicated line out
Changing some caps
Is there anyting else that needs to be done?

Thanks
Frank
post #2 of 11
Do you have any experience in electronics?
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hi

Yes I do, but far from an expert. The units are ok nothing to worry about if things go wrong.

Frank


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Do you have any experience in electronics?
post #4 of 11
All I know is that Vinnie mentioned once that he had to use a microscope to do it. But maybe that was with the 5G version.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Microscope no problem, I just happen to have one handy

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Originally Posted by mcmyers View Post
All I know is that Vinnie mentioned once that he had to use a microscope to do it. But maybe that was with the 5G version.
post #6 of 11
Let us know how it goes
post #7 of 11
Being that my HD ribbon cable broke just when trying to replace the Ipod battery...I'll pass (and I fix stuff for a living).

So, make that a microscope and tiny tweezers (and nerves of steel).
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
thats not good

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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
Being that my HD ribbon cable broke just when trying to replace the Ipod battery...I'll pass (and I fix stuff for a living).

So, make that a microscope and tiny tweezers (and nerves of steel).
post #9 of 11
There were some threads on iMod copies from China some time ago, but IIRC they were deleted. Honestly, if you're just looking for a line out, 'd recommend putting your DIY ambition into building a line out dock. there's a whole tutorial on it.

Or, if you'd rather, crack that thing open and play around. Who am i to stop you?
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
ok thanks again I will search the line out dock also.

Frank

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Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
There were some threads on iMod copies from China some time ago, but IIRC they were deleted. Honestly, if you're just looking for a line out, 'd recommend putting your DIY ambition into building a line out dock. there's a whole tutorial on it.

Or, if you'd rather, crack that thing open and play around. Who am i to stop you?
post #11 of 11

Hi all,

I have found 2 ipod 4th generation, one is 40gb and the other one is 20 gb, but only the first is working (i just rockboxed it and it is amazing).

Can you tell me please all the mods I can do on this player (i.e. changing hdd, battery etc.)

 

Thanks to all!
 

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