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post #1996 of 4658

The shame of the tarkan with a CF card is that so much empty space is left inside that begs to be filled by a bigger battery. Wish someone would make one to be sold with the tarkan.

post #1997 of 4658
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Originally Posted by MParrott View Post

The shame of the tarkan with a CF card
What's a Tarkan?
post #1998 of 4658
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Originally Posted by arrakian View Post


What's a Tarkan?

http://www.tarkan.info/store

post #1999 of 4658
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What's a Tarkan?
http://www.tarkan.info/20080115/tutorials/iflash-ipod-compact-flash-mk2
post #2000 of 4658

Thanks to Tarkan for making the 256GB CF iPod possible. Next test will be the 512GB CF.

post #2001 of 4658
Thanks, MParrot, and ALL YOU GUYS for the info on getting my iPod maxed-out. I never knew this stuff was available.
post #2002 of 4658
Hi guys! My iPod U2 edition has battery problems I guess coz I can just play it for 5hrs.. will changing its battery work? And what are possible things I can do?
post #2003 of 4658
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Originally Posted by zeppu08 View Post

Hi guys! My iPod U2 edition has battery problems I guess coz I can just play it for 5hrs.. will changing its battery work? And what are possible things I can do?

Yes the battery replacement will take care of that, have you read this thread?

post #2004 of 4658
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Thanks, MParrot, and ALL YOU GUYS for the info on getting my iPod maxed-out. I never knew this stuff was available.

 

Two yrs ago, I was still playing 192 kbps on my stock ipod video 30GB HDD with Apple's OF and battery lasted only 3 or 4 hrs. Today I have a rockboxed 256GB CF iPod DMod and the battery can easily last 15 hrs.

 

The big difference is my music interest has been greatly expanded like sound stage. :)

post #2005 of 4658
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post

Yes the battery replacement will take care of that, have you read this thread?

Thanks for the feedback.. I'm just that not the technician guy and scared to open my iPod. But maybe then will try to do for the good..

OT: does anyone here from hong Kong who can tell me where can I buy parts to mod my iPod?? I really need give him new life.. 😸
post #2006 of 4658
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

The big difference is my music interest has been greatly expanded like sound stage. smily_headphones1.gif
I've noticed that with better quality (recordings AND equipment), I'm willing to listen to stuff I wouldn't have before.
post #2007 of 4658
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I've noticed that with better quality (recordings AND equipment), I'm willing to listen to stuff I wouldn't have before.

 

Exactly, that's the beauty of digital audio and you can load 128GB or 256GB of music in one ipod and get the best out of those GB's to enjoy.

 

At the end of the day, for me it's all about music enjoyment and additionally having some fun from DIY.

post #2008 of 4658

Just want to share my experience with a bad battery.

 

This is my latest mod on a broken ipod video bought from ebay. After I put in a CF card and did a bypass mod everything seemed working just fine except it randomly stopped playing, froze, shut off. At first I thought something wrong with the board, but then I also noticed the battery (which came with the ipod) drained quickly than normal. After I replaced the battery with another one, voila and all problems are gone!

post #2009 of 4658
Can someone help me please?
The best sounding iPod to date is the 5.5 gen right?
Can it be rockboxed and how will I recognise it in shop when I look at it is 5.5?
Many thanks. Musicday
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Can someone help me please?
The best sounding iPod to date is the 5.5 gen right?
According to popular theory it is. Real world tests showed that it was down more to taste than anything.  Ie if you prefer a warmer sound then to go with the 5th, a crisper sound go with the 7th.

Can it be rockboxed and how will I recognise it in shop when I look at it is 5.5?
That's easy as it's no longer available to buy in the likes of argos, pcworld etc.  It was discontinued back in about 2006/7 if I remember right.  To get one you'll have to delve into the murky waters of the second hand market.  Typically in the uk we'll pay more than they seem to over in the states.  The 5th came in capacity's of 30 gig and 80 gig.  The 6th gen had a change of user interface so if you have a look around you should be able to find them.  If you do a search on amazon or ebay for something like "Ipod video 30 gig"  you should get the right ones.  Typically prices on amazon and ebay start around £50-70 for buy it now's.  Broken ones with battery or hard drive issues (I'm kicking myself for missing out on one that was mint but no hard drive for £20!) will be cheaper but you then run the risk of not being able to get it working if the issue isn't one identified.  Yes it can be rockboxed.
Many thanks. Musicday
Your welcome. 
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