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post #256 of 444
Alright, my mini will not turn off. When I try to turn it off (either press and hold play or press and hold select and menu) it just reboots itself. It will not actually turn off.

Any help? battery life will really suck like this!
post #257 of 444
^ Try to take it out of its case, turn it on with the case off, and then pull off the cable to the board when its off. If it still reboots its a software problem, you need a new bootloader. If not, your menu button is probably always on or something.

I think I keep breaking my hard drive cable. Is there a way to repair it?
post #258 of 444
hmm... took it out of the case to try what you said and now the click wheel doesn't work. Put it back in still doesn't work...
post #259 of 444
It was probably your clickwheel after all. Hit up ebay for some parts.
post #260 of 444
Is there a chance that this mod would work for the iRiver E10?
post #261 of 444
I don't think anyone opened an Iriver E10. is the battery commonly avail?
anyway, I think I spent more money on this project than a new nano.
If anyone has a 1st gen clickwheel I can trade a 2nd gen for it.
and, I have some small misc parts available.

How's those Ebay batteries holding up?

edit, forgot to add my Mr. Flash 256meg card doesn't work, it gets stuck
on the exclamation point folder screen.
post #262 of 444
I scoured this thread so I wouldn't have to ask but didn't see a definite answer, so here it is. Can I run Rockbox on a 1st gen mini with a 32 gig flash, and a card recommendation if so?
post #263 of 444
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Originally Posted by buddhashenglong View Post
I scoured this thread so I wouldn't have to ask but didn't see a definite answer, so here it is. Can I run Rockbox on a 1st gen mini with a 32 gig flash, and a card recommendation if so?
I don't see why you couldn't. You would have to recompile a bootloader like I did for the 2nd gen Mini. You don't have to edit any code. The current builds have been able to handle flash memory for a long time, but the version of ipodpatcher.exe that is available on the site is old. It has an embedded bootloader it uses unless you supply a alternative. You need to supply a current one.

I already wiped my Rockbox compile environment or I would offer to compile one for you. Maybe someone on the Rockbox forums would be willing to recompile one for you. Anyone developing for Rockbox would be able to produce one in about 2 minutes. It took me awhile to get it to work, but I did it more for the learning exercise then necessity. I could have asked and someone probably would have compiled one for me.

Good luck.
post #264 of 444
Wow, I just finished reading 27 pages of this thread! Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences. I just put a new battery (supposedly 900mah from ebay) and used the one click rockbox install without issue. Rockbox is great! Still getting a feel for battery life, but i'm really tempted to do a CF mod now!
post #265 of 444
The CF mod is definitely worth doing. Not very expensive, and it'll make your mini much more durable.
post #266 of 444
amazing mod. so a 64gb mini might be possible soon?

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post #267 of 444
hmmm would it work if I tried replacing the flash drive on my 2nd gen nano with a new one?

I know soldering woould have to be done but would it be possible? think the nano would recognize it?
post #268 of 444
its solid state memory. you would have to do more than soldering to make it recognize it. a way to hook in the cf card and then you would have to hack the ipod and give it drivers to support the ability to read a cf card. all in all its nearly impossible.
post #269 of 444
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Originally Posted by slowth View Post
hmmm would it work if I tried replacing the flash drive on my 2nd gen nano with a new one?

I know soldering woould have to be done but would it be possible? think the nano would recognize it?
Sorry Slowth, can't be done. The storage in Nanos are ICs. Even if you replaced them with another higher capacity IC, the iPod wouldn't understand how to address the larger memory space.

Get a mini off Ebay or something. They are nice rugged little players.
post #270 of 444
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Originally Posted by Hayduke View Post
Sorry Slowth, can't be done. The storage in Nanos are ICs. Even if you replaced them with another higher capacity IC, the iPod wouldn't understand how to address the larger memory space.

Get a mini off Ebay or something. They are nice rugged little players.
oh yeah. they are chips so you couldnt even make an adapter.... what i said made no sense then lmao. not nearly impossible but just plain impossible!
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