be VERY careful of the clickwheel ribbon cable. I'm usually pretty good dealing with the insides of electronics... but the connector just snapped off the ribbon. Now I got to wait for a 8 dollar replacement from china
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Works fine capacity wise, but the transfer speed and battery life took a major hit. Dropped from about 20 hours to a bit over 6. And 15mb/s to 7. Looks like the adaptor is sucking way too much juice. Time to look for a cf card I reckon.
If you guys wouldn't mind me piling on to the number of subjects discussed in this thread regarding the Flash Mini iPod...
Correct. I used Menu + Enter to do a full reboot but it stops during the reboot process. In general though, when the iPod is in the deep sleep, as in it hasn't been used in a few days, I can't wake it up using any button combos.. MENU, MENU+ENTER. None work. Maybe I can try and reset the iPod and redo the firmware upgrade.
Thanks for the tip though.
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I just stumbled on this thread, looks like it's gone somewhat dormant, I'll revive it at least temporarily by detailing my iPod mini flash modification from 2013:
I used a CF -> SD adapter and Lexar Class 10 400x SDXC card, and also replaced the battery on this little iPod mini I bought used on eBay for $12 + shipping.
I use this unit when traveling lightest, or especially when excercising or doing anything else that involves some jostling/vibration that can harm the stock HDD iPods: