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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Is it possible to take an Apple Nano open it up and remove the guts and replace the guts with a rockboxes iRiver so the Nano then creates a digital ouptut line. MY assumption is that you should be able to disconnect the screen and scroll wheel and reattach them to the control cables of an iRiver and run Rockbox on it. OR am I totally messed up and this isn't possible.

I've never opened up either players to see how they are integrated and what types of connections are in there.

In theory, this should be possible, no?
post #2 of 9
I'm fairly certain the electrical connectors and how the signals to be processed, are completely different and incompatible.

I'm also certain, that there is a point in every iPod, where it can be SPDIF modified. Just snatch the digital signal before the DAC, and make or get some form of signal coverter to encapsulate it into SPDIF.

This kind of thing was done to many portable CD players and even the Super Nintendo, which ran at 32KHz, which isnt' SPDIF standard in the first place.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
So in theory it should be possible but it isn't as someone would already have figured this out and done it.

Thanks for the response.
post #4 of 9
Well it's definitely possible, before the DAC, you have the raw PCM data, but it's not in an SPDIF format. It needs to be encapsulated into SPDIF, which takes a little bit if work.

Let me check my bookmarks, i might have bookmarked something.
post #5 of 9
Yes, it has been done before, albeit pricey.

iLink dock brings digital output to iPod, with a catch -- Engadget
post #6 of 9
Yeah... my response was going to be:

Possible, yes. Worth it? probably not.
post #7 of 9
The funny thing, the parts required to do it probably cost no more than a few dollars. But the high price is in the labor involved for such soldering job required.
post #8 of 9
good thread!!

i want to ask too

is it possible to remove opamp in Teclast T51 so it can become balanced DAP? (it has 2 connector 3.5mm to support it too)
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by a_tumiwa View Post
good thread!!

i want to ask too

is it possible to remove opamp in Teclast T51 so it can become balanced DAP? (it has 2 connector 3.5mm to support it too)
i was saying the same thing when it first came out since its using a opamp to convert it to a single ended signal, someone ought to open it up and put in a balanced out to go into a truely balanced portable amp.
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