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So would you guess its a dead board?
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So would you guess its a dead board?

 

The possibility is pretty high based on your info.

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Well, so much for that.
I truly want to thank you guys for helping me along.
I really appreciate it.
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Just thought I would give a helpful update!

 

For the past year or more, I have been unable to use my 5G iPod Video with a 256GB Super Talent SSD. I felt slightly robbed as I got it in a trade from a fellow member and ever since I got it, it never seemed to work. No matter what I tried, it NEVER worked, not even with the stock apple firmware.

 

Yesterday I found the iPod in a box and decided to give it a go.

 

I found this thread:

http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php/topic,42523.15.html

 

I installed that patch build and BAM! I now have working 256GB SSD iPod with iMOD. :D

 

I still have 104GB free and it's full of FLAC and hi-res FLAC and it's been working flawlessly. I've turned it off, recharged it, added more music and so far....no complaints. :-)

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I still have 104GB free and it's full of FLAC and hi-res FLAC and it's been working flawlessly.

What do you mean by hi-res FLAC, 24/44? 24/96?

Only ask as the could of times I accidentally put 24/96 FLAC on my Rockboxed iPod v5.5 (original HDD), I get stuttered playback half a second music, half a second pause...).

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What do you mean by hi-res FLAC, 24/44? 24/96?

Only ask as the could of times I accidentally put 24/96 FLAC on my Rockboxed iPod v5.5 (original HDD), I get stuttered playback half a second music, half a second pause...).

 

Not sure about Apple's original firmware, but rockbox will still plays the 24/96 but will down sample it to 16/44 I believe.

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@ LFF,

Is your 256GB SSD mSATA or ZIF? If mSATA, did you see a special adapter there that is different than what was sent to Torne?

Somehow the 256GB mSATA iPod that Torne worked on did not run very well (owner DMinor gave up on it), IIRC.
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Not sure about Apple's original firmware, but rockbox will still plays the 24/96 but will down sample it to 16/44 I believe.

Rockbox does play 24/96 files but will downsample to 44kHz (and presumably 16bit too).  I mentioned the downsampling elsewhere on head-fi and got a confirming post back from saratoga, who is likely the same saratoga on rockbox.org and a developer.  

 

For the geeky, older builds used linear interpolation, but newer ones use hermite polynomials.  In either case, there is a little rolloff in frequency response at the highest frequencies when doing sample rate conversion, and the rolloff is much less for 96kHz files than for 48kHz ones.  

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@ LFF,

Is your 256GB SSD mSATA or ZIF? If mSATA, did you see a special adapter there that is different than what was sent to Torne?

Somehow the 256GB mSATA iPod that Torne worked on did not run very well (owner DMinor gave up on it), IIRC.

 

It's my understanding Rockbox won't work on any mSATA's regardless of drive size, despite the efforts by Torne to resolve the issue. Yes I have given up on the mSATA option as I can't live my music without using the RB. Also from my brief try on a 256GB mSATA, the power consumption seems to be a concern. It could get hot.

 

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Originally Posted by jazzman7 View Post
 

Rockbox does play 24/96 files but will downsample to 44kHz (and presumably 16bit too).  I mentioned the downsampling elsewhere on head-fi and got a confirming post back from saratoga, who is likely the same saratoga on rockbox.org and a developer.  

 

For the geeky, older builds used linear interpolation, but newer ones use hermite polynomials.  In either case, there is a little rolloff in frequency response at the highest frequencies when doing sample rate conversion, and the rolloff is much less for 96kHz files than for 48kHz ones.  

 

Thanks for the info. So far I am all good with the 16/44.

post #1615 of 2790

Just so if anyone's interested, this seems like a cool mod:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/171123668572

 

I don't know too much about iPod modding, besides changing the housing, and replacing the hard drive or the LCD, to be honest. I'm sure you can do something to the 3.5mm jack port, or the amp chipset on it as well, but that kind of modding takes too much work don't it? Swapping the hard drive should be very easy with the right tools!

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Originally Posted by stuartfang View Post
 

Just so if anyone's interested, this seems like a cool mod:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/171123668572

 

I don't know too much about iPod modding, besides changing the housing, and replacing the hard drive or the LCD, to be honest. I'm sure you can do something to the 3.5mm jack port, or the amp chipset on it as well, but that kind of modding takes too much work don't it? Swapping the hard drive should be very easy with the right tools!

 

I have one look like that but sounds much better than the stock.

 

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I have one look like that but sounds much better than the stock.

 

That looks very good! Could you tell me what's the difference over the improvement of sound? What did you do with it?

post #1618 of 2790
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Originally Posted by stuartfang View Post
 

That looks very good! Could you tell me what's the difference over the improvement of sound? What did you do with it?

It was modded to bypass the internal amp by wiring directly from the dac to the LOD output pins. The main improvement is a cleaner sound with more clarity and better separation for instrument.

 

For more info about the DIYmod: http://www.head-fi.org/t/269604/the-apple-diymod-my-take-on-the-famous-imod-56k-killer-featuring-3g-4g-5g-and-nano-1g

post #1619 of 2790
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

It was modded to bypass the internal amp by wiring directly from the dac to the LOD output pins. The main improvement is a cleaner sound with more clarity and better separation for instrument.

 

For more info about the DIYmod: http://www.head-fi.org/t/269604/the-apple-diymod-my-take-on-the-famous-imod-56k-killer-featuring-3g-4g-5g-and-nano-1g

Thank you for the detailed follow up very much! What an eye-opener! I'll look into it.

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Has anyone ever had problems with the ipod repeatedly telling you to restore it? Then when you link it up to your computer it does not read? Running a CF mod here. It worked fine until about a week ago when I opened it up to switch the capacitors( did an DIYmod too). I got it working just now but now its gone off again and is showing the sadface logo. Is this a ribbon cable problem?

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