Holy 36 Mini's. I am sure you won't get bored for a while.
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Sorry to hear that man.
How & what exactly did that happen? No sound? Sad face?
I am not sure though if the dock pins of the mini are exactly numbered the same as the ipod video's for left/right channels, i.e. #3 & #4 pins.
Well I took some pics for the last mod I did, hope these can be helpful to others who want to do the direct out mod to the pins. Yes the pins are tiny but with a decent solder station they are less intimidating than I initially thought.
This pic from another mod but showing where the caps are located with the CF in.
What you meant? The 2 pins were first taken out from the dock and then soldered to the wires (shown in the pic). Then you put the pins back to the dock and secure them with hot glue or epoxy.
I just read your posts from a couple pages back - thanks for the helpful notes. It looks like I could do that, based on the amount of space between a stripped CF card and the dock connector (see pic below), but it's such a tight fit that I'd rather stick to using the connections on the front of the board. I've also gotten gotten quite good at soldering to the pads on the front of the board, and I doubt I'd hear any difference wiring it directly to the pins.
It would be a daunting task to solder to the pins while they are in the dock without bridging anything.
I recall thegrobe even posted a pic showing how the pins/wires should be bent for soldering. Follow that pic exactly. With a few practice, you should be good to go.