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post #3196 of 8923
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Originally Posted by dr408517 View Post


I've upgraded a 5 and a 5.5. Are you going to load RockBox? At 128g, you won't need to unless you want it.

If you are starting with a 5, you don't want to use the Kingspec. I misread your post. The kingspec only works with the 6thin and 7th gen.

If you want to go thin, i've found the 6th, 7th and 5th gen headphone/hold switches are interchangeable for playing music. You have to get the ones for the thin ipod, though, because the ones for the fat backs are too thick to fit.

I have a 5th gen, thin back with a Tarkan adapter and an SD card. Uses stock iTunes and works great.

 

ah thank you....yes, I don't plan to use Rockbox. Stock iTunes.

I would consider upgrading logic boards to the 5.5G if the RAM made a difference or if it would enable iTunes Playlist Folders.

 

So, bottom line parts list:

- 5G iPod

- 5G 30GB-version (slim) headphone jack

- 5G 30GB-version (slim) battery (650mAh)

- 5.5G display

- 6G Front/Back slim housing

Tarkan adapter + SD card + 6th Gen Front/Back

 

That sound right? I would go with the 850mAh battery if it could fit.

post #3197 of 8923
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Originally Posted by inertianinja View Post

ah thank you....yes, I don't plan to use Rockbox. Stock iTunes.
I would consider upgrading logic boards to the 5.5G if the RAM made a difference or if it would enable iTunes Playlist Folders.

So, bottom line parts list:
- 5G iPod
- 5G 30GB-version (slim) headphone jack
- 5G 30GB-version (slim) battery (650mAh)
- 5.5G display
- 6G Front/Back slim housing
Tarkan adapter + SD card + 6th Gen Front/Back

That sound right? I would go with the 850mAh battery if it could fit.

You will need the 6/7gen bezel frame, too, for the 6gen housing to work:o. It occurs to me that if you decide to upgrade the logic board, you could just get a 7th gen. It already has 64 RAM. By that time you will have built an ipod from scratch rather than upgraded your 5th gen.
post #3198 of 8923
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Originally Posted by dr408517 View Post

You will need the 6/7gen bezel frame, too, for the 6gen housing to work:o. It occurs to me that if you decide to upgrade the logic board, you could just get a 7th gen. It already has 64 RAM. By that time you will have built an ipod from scratch rather than upgraded your 5th gen.

Yea, that's the slippery slope.
Maybe I'll keep the 5th gen front housing and logic board, and just get the 30gb parts to make it slim.
post #3199 of 8923

I just noticed a pronounced hiss coming out of my 5G/60GB headphone jack whenever it's turned on.

The hiss stops if the volume is set to zero - it comes in and out with a pop when the volume is at 0 or 1.

It happens regardless of the song, and even when the iPod is paused.

I tried restarting it, and the hiss comes back the second the iPod screen turns on.

 

This thing is obviously way out of warranty, and I was about to do a 128GB mod on it.

 

Would adding a new logic board fix this?


Edited by inertianinja - 7/1/14 at 12:31pm
post #3200 of 8923
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Originally Posted by inertianinja View Post

I just noticed a pronounced hiss coming out of my 5G/60GB headphone jack whenever it's turned on.
The hiss stops if the volume is set to zero - it comes in and out with a pop when the volume is at 0 or 1.
It happens regardless of the song, and even when the iPod is paused.
I tried restarting it, and the hiss comes back the second the iPod screen turns on.

This thing is obviously way out of warranty, and I was about to do a 128GB mod on it.

Would adding a new logic board fix this?
I don't think there's nothing wrong with your iPod. What earphones or headphones are you using? Maybe they are very sensitive
post #3201 of 8923
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post


I don't think there's nothing wrong with your iPod. What earphones or headphones are you using? Maybe they are very sensitive

 

Vsonic GR-07 and Apple earpods, actually...neither experiences any hiss with any other mobile devices i have, so I didn't think it was a sensitivity or impedence issue.

post #3202 of 8923
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Originally Posted by inertianinja View Post

Vsonic GR-07 and Apple earpods, actually...neither experiences any hiss with any other mobile devices i have, so I didn't think it was a sensitivity or impedence issue.
I would put in a cheap SD card in the iPod just to test if the hiss comes from the drive or the logic board.
post #3203 of 8923

I was wondering if anyone experienced this.

I was given an iPod Video and everything is working fine on Rockbox.

Wondering if anyone knows why when I turn the player on I'll have 30% battery then after a few minutes of using it will jump up to 50%. (just en example) It seems if the iPod's been sitting for a day when I turn the unit on the battery percentage isn't correct though after playing a few minutes it levels out?

Never really seen this before, and worry it might be an old tired battery. The unit is running fine besides this and easily put many hours of playtime one charge.

To give an example I haven't charged it for 3 days and use it every night for at least 2 hours.

(remember rockbox firmware)

Any insight or others who can share would be great!

post #3204 of 8923
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 

I was wondering if anyone experienced this.

I was given an iPod Video and everything is working fine on Rockbox.

Wondering if anyone knows why when I turn the player on I'll have 30% battery then after a few minutes of using it will jump up to 50%. (just en example) It seems if the iPod's been sitting for a day when I turn the unit on the battery percentage isn't correct though after playing a few minutes it levels out?

Never really seen this before, and worry it might be an old tired battery. The unit is running fine besides this and easily put many hours of playtime one charge.

To give an example I haven't charged it for 3 days and use it every night for at least 2 hours.

(remember rockbox firmware)

Any insight or others who can share would be great!

Is this a 30GB iPod or a 60 or 80GB one? Have someone ever replaced it's eight year old battery? I would start with that.

post #3205 of 8923
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

Is this a 30GB iPod or a 60 or 80GB one? Have someone ever replaced it's eight year old battery? I would start with that.

 
30gb.

Model number: A1136 (Written on the back)

I very much doubt the battery has been changed, she's fairly bashed up. lol

It seems to be running fine though. 

If you can link me to the best place you mod members get batteries (for an Australian member) I'd be willing to change it.
 

post #3206 of 8923
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


If you can link me to the best place you mod members get batteries (for an Australian member) I'd be willing to change it.
 

Are you interested in getting an extended battery? There's a guy in china selling a 2000mAh back cover and battery kit, I am using one and it's awesome. The only thing is that will make your iPod fatter like a 60GB or 80Gb one.

post #3207 of 8923
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

Are you interested in getting an extended battery? There's a guy in china selling a 2000mAh back cover and battery kit, I am using one and it's awesome. The only thing is that will make your iPod fatter like a 60GB or 80Gb one.



I think I'll just replace it with a stock battery. I have actually found one in Australia for $10 which I don't mind paying.

My only concern is in the past I've purchased batteries on eBay for iPod Mini and they just weren't holding a correct charge (I think they were simply cheap)

I wonder if this battery (the one in Australia) will be ok

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Replacement-battery-for-apple-ipod-video-5-30gb-/201104955726?pt=AU_MobilePhoneAccessories&hash=item2ed2ca194e&_uhb=1

post #3208 of 8923
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 



I think I'll just replace it with a stock battery. I have actually found one in Australia for $10 which I don't mind paying.

My only concern is in the past I've purchased batteries on eBay for iPod Mini and they just weren't holding a correct charge (I think they were simply cheap)

I wonder if this battery (the one in Australia) will be ok

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Replacement-battery-for-apple-ipod-video-5-30gb-/201104955726?pt=AU_MobilePhoneAccessories&hash=item2ed2ca194e&_uhb=1

In my opinion most of the sold batteries are the same, give it a shot and see how well it performs. Also you know that there is a setting on Rockbox where you select your battery designed capacity.

 

'

8.5.1  Battery

Options relating to the battery in the player.

Battery Capacity.

This setting can be used to tell Rockbox what capacity (in mAh) the battery being used has. The default is 400 mAh (30 GB) or 600 mAh (60 GB and 80 GB), which is the capacity value for the standard battery shipped with the player. Rockbox uses this value for runtime estimation, not battery percentage calculation. Changing this setting has no effect whatsoever on actual battery life. This setting only affects the accuracy of the runtime estimation as shown on screen. This value is fairly meaningless in the Ipod family at present, and work is on-going into finding a better way to determine battery life.

Charge During USB Connection.

This option lets you control whether the player should charge during the USB connection and hence draw the full 500 mA. Turning it Off is recommended if the player is connected through an unpowered USB hub or a laptop port. To use a USB AC adapter, select Force to instruct the player to also charge when USB power is available but no connection is established.'

post #3209 of 8923
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

In my opinion most of the sold batteries are the same, give it a shot and see how well it performs. Also you know that there is a setting on Rockbox where you select your battery designed capacity.

 

'

8.5.1  Battery

Options relating to the battery in the player.

Battery Capacity.

This setting can be used to tell Rockbox what capacity (in mAh) the battery being used has. The default is 400 mAh (30 GB) or 600 mAh (60 GB and 80 GB), which is the capacity value for the standard battery shipped with the player. Rockbox uses this value for runtime estimation, not battery percentage calculation. Changing this setting has no effect whatsoever on actual battery life. This setting only affects the accuracy of the runtime estimation as shown on screen. This value is fairly meaningless in the Ipod family at present, and work is on-going into finding a better way to determine battery life.

Charge During USB Connection.

This option lets you control whether the player should charge during the USB connection and hence draw the full 500 mA. Turning it Off is recommended if the player is connected through an unpowered USB hub or a laptop port. To use a USB AC adapter, select Force to instruct the player to also charge when USB power is available but no connection is established.'



That's was very interesting thank you. I checked the setting and it is correct (assuming the stock battery is installed still)

I will give the battery I linked a try and see how it goes. Really appreciate your help, you were great!

post #3210 of 8923
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

Are you interested in getting an extended battery? There's a guy in china selling a 2000mAh back cover and battery kit, I am using one and it's awesome. The only thing is that will make your iPod fatter like a 60GB or 80Gb one.


I am interested. Can you post a link to this kit?

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