Hopefully some folks that have already done this mod are still watching this thread
Is anyone else using a battery from e-bay?
I've bought 3 total, and all 3 are causing problems. I've been having charging/battery issues since I got the first mini. Two minis and three batteries later, I figured out it's the higher capacity batteries.
I've been working on my Mini project for awhile now. The batteries have been a constant problem. They would die, so I would swap it out, and it would work fine for awhile. Because I kept re-opening the Mini for other experiments, I had decided I may have damaged the click wheel cable, so I ordered 2 more. After a lot of testing tonight, I finally got one working again by using the old Apple battery.
The batteries came from 2 different sellers and are different capacities (800mah and 850mah). Two from one seller and one from another, but all three from e-bay. Do you think a battery from a more "reputable" vendor (ie more expensive) would make a difference?
Other then some cosmetic stuff, the only mod is the CF card (at least on the one that works hehe). I've been running Rockbox on it (and my Video), but I think I'm going to convert all my FLACs to ALAC and switch back to the Apple OS. Rockbox has just turned into more hassle then any added benefit is worth. The iPod Video has to rebooted almost every day. I don't recall the Apple OS ever needing that. Hopefully Rockbox is also causing the charging/battery problem.
So I was wondering about other folks' experience with replacement batteries and this mod. I still think a 32GB CF Mini is a great device! I just can't be the only one with these problems. Or am I?