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post #1621 of 3357
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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?

 

This happened to me a few times before and I finally narrowed it down to the ribbon cable (to the CF adapter). So there is a good chance you will be able to resolve the issue with a new (or good) ribbon cable.

 

Since then, I have stocked a few cables to prepare for moments like this.

 

Don't worry and I don't think anything serious. Good luck.

post #1622 of 3357
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Originally Posted by Athur126 View Post

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?

Right on advice, same happened to me and fresh ribbon cables is your ticket out of this trouble, that's one of the iPod's video weak link.
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

This happened to me a few times before and I finally narrowed it down to the ribbon cable (to the CF adapter). So there is a good chance you will be able to resolve the issue with a new (or good) ribbon cable.

Since then, I have stocked a few cables to prepare for moments like this.

Don't worry and I don't think anything serious. Good luck.
post #1623 of 3357
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


Right on advice, same happened to me and fresh ribbon cables is your ticket out of this trouble, that's one of the iPod's video weak link.

 

I think the only problem we have no answer for is a dead board. In that case, we can always find one dead ipod from eBay. Been there done that, successfully. :wink_face:

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I think the only problem we have no answer for is a dead board. In that case, we can always find one dead ipod from eBay. Been there done that, successfully. wink_face.gif

You are a funny guy, very true you just stole my line wink.gif
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You are a funny guy, very true you just stole my line wink.gif

 

Sorry my friend. Even with the dead board we don't waste it. We pulled out the pins, remove the Z caps and practice soldering to those tiny pads (without worrying about lifting them). LOL

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Sorry my friend. Even with the dead board we don't waste it. We pulled out the pins, remove the Z caps and practice soldering to those tiny pads (without worrying about lifting them). LOL

Now that's what I call the ultimate modder lmao biggrin.gif
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Joke aside, is there any possibility to mod/boost the battery using say those small coins? Those coins are so tiny they can be sure accommodated in the pod.

post #1628 of 3357

Sub'ed.

 

I have an iPod 4th gen and an iPod 5.5G.

 

Both of them have been updated with a CF adapter, and a CF->SD Adapter, and both running a 128GB SD Card.  Love the mod.  Hated having a mechanical HDD.

 

Doing a lot of upgrading to my 5.5G in the next few weeks as soon as I can get parts in and ship stuff out.  Problem being deployed (military) is it takes so long to have stuff mailed out here.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Athur126 View Post
 

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?


Is it possible your CF card came loose?  I had the SD card slip out slightly from my CF card, and I had an issue very similar to this a few weeks back.  Dropped my iPod I think.  Glad I have it in an old Speck ArmorSkin case.  Sadly I can't find another case like that :(  Still gotta rock the old dirty one. :p


Edited by DR650SE - 9/18/13 at 10:07pm
post #1629 of 3357
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Sub'ed.

I have an iPod 4th gen and an iPod 5.5G.

Both of them have been updated with a CF adapter, and a CF->SD Adapter, and both running a 128GB SD Card.  Love the mod.  Hated having a mechanical HDD.

Doing a lot of upgrading to my 5.5G in the next few weeks as soon as I can get parts in and ship stuff out.  Problem being deployed (military) is it takes so long to have stuff mailed out here.




Is it possible your CF card came loose?  I had the SD card slip out slightly from my CF card, and I had an issue very similar to this a few weeks back.  Dropped my iPod I think.  Glad I have it in an old Speck ArmorSkin case.  Sadly I can't find another case like that frown.gif  Still gotta rock the old dirty one. tongue.gif

You can secure the card with a rubber based door insulating tape you pre-cut to the width of the cf card and attach at the top. This has the effect of compressing the cf card gently so as not to break anything in the iPod and keeps the card from sliding/moving.

For the case, I use the iSkin silicon case I believe is still available on eBay. The silicon case does a wonderful job at dampening the fall. If you want a tough one, the Griffin plastic case is still available, again on eBay.

Welcome to modding the iPod, one of the easiest way to get good sq with minimal fuss. wink.gif
Edited by musicheaven - 9/20/13 at 7:40am
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Nice!  thanks for the suggestions.  I will be checking out those cases, as well as using the tip for the SD card. +1

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Does anyone know how to determine which terminal for positive or negative? I can't find any signs for that. Sorry for the crappy pic.

 

post #1632 of 3357
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Does anyone know how to determine which terminal for positive or negative? I can't find any signs for that. Sorry for the crappy pic.



Well thanks buddy you made me opened a battery now I gotta throw it in the garbage. frown.gif

Positive is on the left and negative on the right. I could not tap any of the leads like yours because mine were encased in a plastic bar and inaccessible. I did get the multimeter to read from the two battery leads before this plastic pack.

See the photo below.

Don't you have a multimeter? Is the battery dead?

post #1633 of 3357
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Well thanks buddy you made me opened a battery now I gotta throw it in the garbage. frown.gif

Positive is on the left and negative on the right. I could not tap any of the leads like yours because mine were encased in a plastic bar and inaccessible. I did get the multimeter to read from the two battery leads before this plastic pack.

See the photo below.

Don't you have a multimeter? Is the battery dead?

 

 

haha diy rule #1: never open anything unless you can afford losing it.

 

Yeah I have a multimeter but how to measure it? Forgive my ignorance.

 

With that said, I will disconnect (desolder) the battery ribbon cable from the stock battery and try on some mAh-strong 3.7V battery. Still researching and looking for info.

post #1634 of 3357
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

haha diy rule #1: never open anything unless you can afford losing it.

Yeah I have a multimeter but how to measure it? Forgive my ignorance.

With that said, I will disconnect (desolder) the battery ribbon cable from the stock battery and try on some mAh-strong 3.7V battery. Still researching and looking for info.

No worries, there is always a first for everything. You place your multimeter selection to volt DC then place the multimeter probes across the different soldered lead and measure the voltage, if you have the right polarity the display will show a positive number and the red probe is the + and the black probe is -. If you see a negative number, it's the opposite.

You are a true tireless experimenter, I salute you hard working modder wink.gif
Edited by musicheaven - 9/21/13 at 3:45pm
post #1635 of 3357
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


No worries, there is always a first for everything. You place your multimeter selection to volt DC then place the multimeter probes across the different soldered lead and measure the voltage, if you have the right polarity the display will show a positive number and the red probe is the + and the black probe is -. If you see a negative number, it's the opposite.

You are a true tireless experimenter, I salute you hard working modder wink.gif

 

Thanks my friend. haha since I have nothing but the imods, I have no choice but keep finding something to mod. The battery has been in my head for a while and i am confident this can be done with a huge boost, based on my reading so far. The question is whether I can find the space with the Tarkan mod for the new battery. One of the candidates is the iPhone 3G battery, very thin.

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