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post #1441 of 3334
Have you checked to make sure everything is connected nice and tight?
post #1442 of 3334

Everything is well connected and this is my second Ipod 5G with Crucial SSD inside. The other one works great so I don't understand! And now it show me this screen:
 


I can't restore it with Itunes so I don't know what to do...

post #1443 of 3334
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Originally Posted by JulianFR View Post

Everything is well connected and this is my second Ipod 5G with Crucial SSD inside. The other one works great so I don't understand! And now it show me this screen:

 




I can't restore it with Itunes so I don't know what to do...

It looks like a drive or connection to the drive issue. If you got another one, I would find out by using the working one to see if your drive is ok. Take the non working drive and put it in the iPod that works. See If It boots properly and that you can play songs. If it works it could be your ribbon connector to the drive, in this case switch the connector from the working iPod to the non working one and if it starts working then you know the connector is bad. Process of elimination works also the fact you have a similar one helps.
post #1444 of 3334

Check on the ribbon cable. Most of the time that sad face is caused by this cable from my experience.

 

That cable is pretty fussy sometimes, and I believe it is susceptible to damage.

post #1445 of 3334

musicheaven, have you ever encountered with the cards keeping rebooting after initial restore without being able to complete the whole restore process? I have a card which is just stubborn,no matter what I did or tried it just couldn't get the restore completed.

 

Any idea?

post #1446 of 3334
You might have a problem with the card itself. If you replace that card with another, do you still experience the problem?
post #1447 of 3334
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

You might have a problem with the card itself. If you replace that card with another, do you still experience the problem?


The adapter is fine because when another card was put in it worked. I think there may be a compatibility issue with the adapter, not necessarily anything wrong with the CF card.

post #1448 of 3334
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post


The adapter is fine because when another card was put in it worked. I think there may be a compatibility issue with the adapter, not necessarily anything wrong with the CF card.

That's possible, what card brand is it and capacity?
post #1449 of 3334
Hi again,
 
So for the story: I bought 2 Ipod 5G some month ago and then get all the parts for making mSSD Ipods: 2 adapter (from the link in this thread) and 2 Crucial M4 mSata SSD (3,3V). The first one with 128gb mSSD was for me and I sold the other one to a friend wich live far from me and it is with 256gb mSSD inside. Mine is working great, but his one make a bootloop.
 
When he received it, he connected it to his mac and charged 200gb of music from Itunes. At the end of the syncronisation he disconnected the Ipod from the mac and then, all the problems become: The ipod is booting (Apple logo) then the screen (picture above) come and the it shows something like "very low battery" and just turn off and do the same (loop). He tried to connect it to the mac but it is not recognized so he can't restore. He tried to charge it (electricity) during a whole day but this loop came again.
 
I teach him how to go to DFU mod (menu+central 5sec and then back+central) but he can't go in this mod
The problem is not caused by the mSSD or the adapter because it works fine with me, and also I passed the Ipod into Macintosh (not windows).
 
I think there is only two possibility: ribbon cable issue, or software issues.
 
Can you help me quickly? If we can't fix this problem today, he is going to send it to me tomorrow to get his money back (only 4 hours left)...

Edited by JulianFR - 7/28/13 at 9:13am
post #1450 of 3334

Really sorry about that, just some disclaimer: I have not attempted the mSata SSD drive install, so I can't comment for sure about its ability to work or not. I did see someone in this thread complaining about the 256gb install and if my memory serves me well, he said that there were compatibility issues. The 128Gb version did not seem to cause any problems. I think If you go back in the thread, you'll see the posts about that.

 

Now the experience I have modding those iPods, the above screen you showed was because of ribbon connector issues. I purchased a few of them on eBay and used them. That fixed my problem. It is not guarantee that your problem is the same but I would try that first before dropping the towel. If your friend does not have access to an extra connector, then you'll be out of luck.

 

Can you explain to your friend that you will try to fix his issue and will pay for the shipping to you and him if you can fix it, else tell him you'll refund him if you can't. That would be the best you can do. Those are hard to diagnose without having extra components to try. As far as software issues, I seriously doubt that is the problem but you have to try reinstalling the firmware back again and make sure it works meaning that it has to be recognized by iTunes.

post #1451 of 3334
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


That's possible, what card brand is it and capacity?


It's the Lexar Pro 400x 128GB UDMA 7, just bought from Amazon. The card works as I am able to copy files to it as a removable drive. Well I may have to return it to Amazon.

 

I had the exact problem with a Dolgix 128GB (Professional Blaze6C UDMA Compact Flash (CF) Card - 600x) a couple of month ago, even after trying a replacement sent by the seller. So in the end it was returned and instead I got a Komputerbay 128GB (Professional Compact Flash Card CF 600X 90MB/s Extreme Speed UDMA 6 RAW 128 GB). The Komputerbay worked.

 

Maybe it's time to get a 128GB SDXC.

post #1452 of 3334
Interesting, I use 128gb sdxc cards one was a patriot LX and the other Komputerbay both worked. I also used in the past the Komputerbay 128gb sd card and that one also worked.
post #1453 of 3334

The Lexar 128gb works on my camera so I may just keep it. When I shoot highest-quality raw's and jpeg's at the same time, the GB's are gone fast. But with the 128GB's,  I don't think I need to worry about it anymore during any outing. The 128GB's are good for more than 8,000 shots, assuming it won't die on me.

post #1454 of 3334

Can any of your guys confirm the physical size of SD-CF Adapter is exactly the same as the CF card? I know one dimension got be the same as it goes to the same pins. But how about the dimension in the other direction (parallel to the pins)?

 

Thanks

post #1455 of 3334
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post


The adapter is fine because when another card was put in it worked. I think there may be a compatibility issue with the adapter, not necessarily anything wrong with the CF card.

It sounds like the issue that I had finishing up my SDXC conversion last night, using a generic (non-iFlash) ZIF-CF adapter.

 

Someone in Tarkan's SDXC thread posted a solution which ended up working for me - formatting the iPod in disk mode (I used FAT32Format) before the iTunes restore. I don't know if this would only be helpful for people using SD/CF adapters or if it is more broadly applicable to those using a generic ZIF adapter. If you are not using iFlash and have not tried this, it might be worth trying before replacing or repurposing that card.

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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

Can any of your guys confirm the physical size of SD-CF Adapter is exactly the same as the CF card? I know one dimension got be the same as it goes to the same pins. But how about the dimension in the other direction (parallel to the pins)?

 

Thanks

I did not go as far as pulling out a ruler, but on the shelf at Fry's, the Adapter appeared to be identical in both length and width to a normal CF card. Keep in mind that the adapter is equivalent to a type 2 CF card, so it will be thicker than normal.

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