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post #436 of 3045
Remove those 4 caps and solder to those two points like jericoh did. I feel that silver wires should be good, just get the best grade you can afford since it's gonna be cheaper than RWA's anyway lol. I feel however silver solder is unnecessary, doubt it'll make a difference that's audible since the contact there is so small. The capacitor that iMod uses is the Blackgates NX Hi-Q 47uF 6.3V. Hope that answers all your doubts.
post #437 of 3045

Thanks for info

Much appreciated for info
and will proceed getting dock and the cap
will be proceed one i get hold of the cap
post #438 of 3045
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Originally Posted by powertoold View Post
Why hasn't vvs posted his impressions?!? I want to know how good those Sonicaps are
x2 (x3 with CAvanessia...)

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Originally Posted by joneeboi View Post
Announcement: We made it onto Hack a Day. See the link DIY iPod DAC modding - Hack a Day
yay, this gonna be best thread ever for ipod user... well done joneeboi, without your thread here, i'm (maybe) won't try to do DIY for anything...

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Originally Posted by CAvanessia View Post
WOW! I used to be a frequent visitor to hackaday. Even before this thread existed, I searched hackaday for an iMod-type hack but did not find anything.

Congrats joneeboi!

I'm still waiting for my new nano battery and parts... the wait is agonizing! I would also like impressions on the soniccaps.
what's wrong with your nano anyway Christine ? like, my lcd are crack, my battery are not in 100% condition (drop), scracth all over the case & my next button didn't work, way before i made my mind to try this mod... and yes, i wait the new lcd that i had order to come too...

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Much appreciated for info
and will proceed getting dock and the cap
will be proceed one i get hold of the cap
goodluck, pcyl...dont affraid to ask is if you stuck or such thing like that...i'm sure some or everyone gonna response to what you ask for...
post #439 of 3045
Thanks you guy are great help i shall be ordering the dock and BG cap ,any advise which site have a better deal for international orders]
and will open up the ipod 5th gen soon
will try use silver wires for cleaner sound

Thanks
post #440 of 3045
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by iQEM View Post
yay, this gonna be best thread ever for ipod user... well done joneeboi, without your thread here, i'm (maybe) won't try to do DIY for anything...
It will only be the best because you all helped contribute to it. Lots of the ideas here came from other posters, not just me. For example, KoKoKrunch and his dad figured out the internal BG cap method; ishtob did the same with the nano; CAvanessia did a lot of the grunt work with the nano dock; and ruZZ.il showed us why we all want to just disconnect the regular line out instead of using the unused pins. :P I'm just here to organize things on the original post and answer questions

I'm glad I could introduce you to DIY. I'm trying to make this thread as user-friendly as possible so that beginners like you can take their first step in DIY. I hope it's not too much of a leap though.
post #441 of 3045

Well I had done this mod a long time ago (while I ordered my iMod).
Decided to redo as I sold my iMod and the battery died.
I have used a 4G battery on this 3G ipod. The battery is outside.
I did not drill a hole. I used the current headphone out hole.
Only gripe is that I can hear the harddisk spin.
Probably a few layers of tape between the harddisk and the wires will do. Will try it later.
post #442 of 3045
Thread Starter 
Cool stuff, koike. Why did you use a 4G battery on the 3G? It doesn't cost that much to get a new(, higher capacity) battery these days. About $20 should do the trick. So you bought an iMod and you did the mod on another iPod, then sold the iMod? Did you get a chance to compare the sound between the two?

Linky: ipod 3g battery, MP3 Accessories, Batteries Chargers items on eBay.com
post #443 of 3045
i bought an imod and then in the mean time i DIYed one.
when the imod came i used the imod.
but i found that i need the money for my home rig.
so i sold my imod and then brought out my diymod.
the reason i reused the old 4g battery was simply because i didnt want to spend any money. the money was to go to my home rig.

edit: im using a different value of bg hi-q nx caps. so it doesnt sound as warm.
post #444 of 3045
Wow I haven't posted in a couple days and come to find out this thread is on hack a day! Nice! People have made some pretty good progress, thats great! I hope to get that 4G to mod soon, my 5G still sounds amazing.
post #445 of 3045
Well if you guys need battery replacement can check this website
WORCELL - Singapore Premier Battery Bank
post #446 of 3045
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the link, pcyl. That seems like a pretty safe source to get your batteries from if eBay doesn't work out. I find the prices to be quite more expensive than eBay, but I added it to the original post anyway. Someone will find it helpful.
post #447 of 3045
My generic eBay nano 1G battery only cost $6 shipped with tools. I can't say too much about the battery quality though. It's 850mAh. It has to be good, right?

I know that CompUSA brick and mortar has iPod batteries. I saw a 1G Nano ENERGIZER (famous brand) battery with tools there for $20. There were other iPod batteries for $20-$30. Now the prices are hefty, but I'm sure Energizer batteries are at least as good as the OEM kind. Here is a sample link: Energizer iPod replacement battery. If I saw this earlier, I would have jumped on it instead of waiting for my battery during the Christmas USPS rush.

I'm itching to mod another iPod, but I don't need another one. I have the diyMod nano, 5G 80gb video, and possibly a touch in the near future.

I bought a pair of Yuin PK3's yesterday from head-direct. the diyMod had too much treble I think, so I opted for the bassier Yuins. Now i'm thinking about buying a more portable amp to replace my Porta Corda III. Dr. Xin, work on your customer service!!
post #448 of 3045
Oh thanks for the link pcyl, I live in Singapore and I've had trouble finding local sources for the batteries. Thanks a ton!
post #449 of 3045
Quote:
Originally Posted by koike View Post
Well I had done this mod a long time ago (while I ordered my iMod).
Decided to redo as I sold my iMod and the battery died.
I have used a 4G battery on this 3G ipod. The battery is outside.
I did not drill a hole. I used the current headphone out hole.
Only gripe is that I can hear the harddisk spin.
Probably a few layers of tape between the harddisk and the wires will do. Will try it later.
looks nice...so you use headphone out hole to route the cable out ? and the caps place inside the ipod itself ?

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Originally Posted by CAvanessia View Post
My generic eBay nano 1G battery only cost $6 shipped with tools. I can't say too much about the battery quality though. It's 850mAh. It has to be good, right?

I know that CompUSA brick and mortar has iPod batteries. I saw a 1G Nano ENERGIZER (famous brand) battery with tools there for $20. There were other iPod batteries for $20-$30. Now the prices are hefty, but I'm sure Energizer batteries are at least as good as the OEM kind. Here is a sample link: Energizer iPod replacement battery. If I saw this earlier, I would have jumped on it instead of waiting for my battery during the Christmas USPS rush.

I'm itching to mod another iPod, but I don't need another one. I have the diyMod nano, 5G 80gb video, and possibly a touch in the near future.

I bought a pair of Yuin PK3's yesterday from head-direct. the diyMod had too much treble I think, so I opted for the bassier Yuins. Now i'm thinking about buying a more portable amp to replace my Porta Corda III. Dr. Xin, work on your customer service!!
are there any bigger capacity battery for Nano 1st GEN out there ?
post #450 of 3045
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