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post #2716 of 2998
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

Any chance we can mod the battery for ipod video? I am wondering if we can possibly put in a pair of batteries (let's assume the space is not an issue) to boost power supply.

One person did it with an iPod touch.  I don't see why it wouldn't work with any other iPod, as long as you solder the correct wires together.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaNC9FmJt2k

post #2717 of 2998

Hey guys,

Here is my diymod

 

Just finished still with original firmware:

 

 

 

And here is current setup rockboxed diymod with amp and iems 

 

 

 

I kept original 50GB HDD. But its far to small for me, im thinking about some upgrade. I would like to try CF card as it is more battery friendly, but 256GB cards are too expensive. Guess i have to go with 256GB regular HDD, found some for about $120.

post #2718 of 2998

Awesome work!  I love that clear housing.

post #2719 of 2998
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Originally Posted by caseyfriday View Post
 

Awesome work!  I love that clear housing.

 

+1.

post #2720 of 2998

My iPod Classic was broken but I could manage to get it back to work. Now I want to do some work with it and getting a clear housing is on top of my list!!!

post #2721 of 2998
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Originally Posted by Don Lehrer View Post
 

My iPod Classic was broken but I could manage to get it back to work. Now I want to do some work with it and getting a clear housing is on top of my list!!!

 

You won't regret getting one of those. It looks fantastic.

post #2722 of 2998
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Originally Posted by Rebkos View Post
 

 

 

I kept original 50GB HDD. But its far to small for me, im thinking about some upgrade. I would like to try CF card as it is more battery friendly, but 256GB cards are too expensive. Guess i have to go with 256GB regular HDD, found some for about $120.

 

Have you thought about a Compact Flash to SD card adaptor?  Thats what I did.  Higher capacity SD cards are cheaper than compact flash.

 

I'm using this one with my iPod CF adaptor.

 

http://www.amazon.com/SD-CF-II-Type-Adapter-Supports/dp/B000YZGCIU

 

Also, where do I get a clear housing for my 5.5G iPod?  Love the look!


Edited by DR650SE - 9/15/13 at 5:09pm
post #2723 of 2998
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post
 

 

 

Also, where do I get a clear housing for my 5.5G iPod?  Love the look!

 

http://www.rapidrepair.com/shop/1641-ivue-clear-panel-video-kit-full.html

post #2724 of 2998

Awesome!  Nice and cheap too.  Just have to get an invsible shield on it and I'll be good to go.  Thanks!  +1 :)

post #2725 of 2998
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post
 

Awesome!  Nice and cheap too.  Just have to get an invsible shield on it and I'll be good to go.  Thanks!  +1 :)

 

Make sure to watch their video on how to DIY on this before you actually do it.

 

What you meant by invisible shield? The kit comes with everything you need.

post #2726 of 2998
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post
 

 

Have you thought about a Compact Flash to SD card adaptor?  Thats what I did.  Higher capacity SD cards are cheaper than compact flash.

 

I'm using this one with my iPod CF adaptor.

 

http://www.amazon.com/SD-CF-II-Type-Adapter-Supports/dp/B000YZGCIU

 

Also, where do I get a clear housing for my 5.5G iPod?  Love the look!

 

I did thought about it. The thing is, over the years i have managed to assembly quite huge amount of loseless music collection. Its about 280GB and keeps growing. And i would like to have with me as much of it as i can, because my mood for music changes quite often through the day. And prices for SD or CF cards in size greater than 128GB are insane. But i guess i will go with SD/CF solution, because i could use that bit increased battery time. But first i need to deal with complete Home theatre/Hi-fi solution at my crib.

 

In mean time, fell free to share your opinions, i would appreciate that ;-)


Edited by Rebkos - 9/15/13 at 5:40pm
post #2727 of 2998

This is the Zagg Invisible Shield.

http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/apple-video-ipod-60-80gb-cases-screen-protectors-covers-skins-shields.php#apple-video-ipod-60-80gb-cases-screen-protectors-covers-skins-shields/149?&_suid=137929195002805684772453365645

 

Currently I have had one on my 5.5G iPod for years and my iPod 5.5G is still in mint condition.  Not a scratch on it.  If I were to peel it off the iPod, it would look linke mint condition.

 

I like to use this stuff on all my phones, tablets, Kindle, iPods ect.  It's extremely tough, and prevents scratching.  I like to keep my toys pretty and looking new. :tongue:

post #2728 of 2998
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Originally Posted by Rebkos View Post
 

 

I did thought about it. The thing is, over the years i have managed to assembly quite huge amount of loseless music collection. Its about 280GB and keeps growing. And i would like to have with me as much of it as i can, because my mood for music changes quite often through the day. And prices for SD or CF cards in size greater than 128GB are insane. But i guess i will go with SD/CF solution, because i could use that bit increased battery time. But first i need to deal with complete Home theatre/Hi-fi solution at my crib.

 

In mean time, fell free to share your opinions, i would appreciate that ;-)

 

This is what I have done - collecting multiple ipods and mod all of them with the 128GB SSD's. These ipods are sold at very low price these days by those none head-fi'ers and I paid from $25 (for a few) to max $60. When you have multiple units, the chance of running out of batteries on all of them simultaneously is essentially zero therefore you always have music to listen. I used to think about getting the 256GB drive to load all my library in one pod but not any more.

 

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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post
 

This is the Zagg Invisible Shield.

http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/apple-video-ipod-60-80gb-cases-screen-protectors-covers-skins-shields.php#apple-video-ipod-60-80gb-cases-screen-protectors-covers-skins-shields/149?&_suid=137929195002805684772453365645

 

Currently I have had one on my 5.5G iPod for years and my iPod 5.5G is still in mint condition.  Not a scratch on it.  If I were to peel it off the iPod, it would look linke mint condition.

 

I like to use this stuff on all my phones, tablets, Kindle, iPods ect.  It's extremely tough, and prevents scratching.  I like to keep my toys pretty and looking new. :tongue:

 

Good idea. I am now using an Alo amp wallet so my ipod is always protected by a transparent cover.

post #2729 of 2998
For me the CF SD card conversation has really helped. It did increase battery life, but I Cnt say how much. My old HDD and battery were pretty worn. But I can get at least a solid 12 hours. I have ha a couple iPod freeze, but not sure if it's related to the SD card. Mostly it was when I was messing with videos. Hasn't happened in a while. Only other issue I had was the SD card not being completely secured and when I dropped the iPod (it's in a solid rubber case) the card slipped out of place. Just opened the ipod reseated the card and all was good. It's a relief knowing I'm that if I drop the iPod, I won't damage a had drive. biggrin.gif

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post #2730 of 2998
Has anyone had the iMod done by one of the vendors on eBay? I'm looking at the vendor in Turkey. Cost is $159 with an LOD. I'd love to send my iPod to Redwine Audio, but they want $250 for the iMod and $195 for the LOD. Is that really worth the improvement? $450??

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=251306223298

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