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post #3406 of 3883
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

About an hour ago I was listening to my (rockbox) ipod video it just stopped and wouldn't reboot. After further inspection I could hear the hardrive spinning still inside, also around the location of the battery I could feel quite an amount of warmth coming through the casing. As a last resort I opened it up and disconnected the battery - connected it back up, the player booted again and appears to be running fine.

Anyone heard of this before or know the possible cause?

It appears to have gone through quite a bit of battery power while the drive was spinning. Mainly, I want to know why, because it's kind of made me lose faith in the player, might do It again when I can't open it.

Check the hard drive for sector errors, it's always a possibility that the drive might be failing.
Edited by cmarti - 8/18/14 at 3:14pm
post #3407 of 3883
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post


The the hard drive for sector errors, it's always a possibility that the drive might be failing.



Yes, I'm not sure why, no button combinations would bring it back to life.

Only way seemed to be be opening the casing and reconnecting the battery.. Computer didn't see it neither.

post #3408 of 3883

Its been over a month. BP4 - 240 GB and OEM replacement batteries are rock solid.
post #3409 of 3883

Nice!

 

I was just wondering, what would people call a fair price to buy a pre built and tested 256 gig ssd model (in the uk)?  I've seen a couple but wasn't sure how much the going rate was.  I've looked at the so called "boutique" players and they all seem a bit of a faff to get working correctly for some reason or another and not really been sold on any of them (I nearly pulled the trigger on an ibasso dx50 this morning, but something held me back). I'm trying to balance the cost between the ease of buying already prebuilt vs diy.  I don't mind the person making a bit of a profit (that's why they do it after all!) but I don't want to get ripped off either.  I'm fairly confident that I could do the build myself but decent 5th gen ipods start around the £60 mark for a 30 gig.


Thanks

post #3410 of 3883
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Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post
 

Nice!

 

I was just wondering, what would people call a fair price to buy a pre built and tested 256 gig ssd model (in the uk)?  I've seen a couple but wasn't sure how much the going rate was.  I've looked at the so called "boutique" players and they all seem a bit of a faff to get working correctly for some reason or another and not really been sold on any of them (I nearly pulled the trigger on an ibasso dx50 this morning, but something held me back). I'm trying to balance the cost between the ease of buying already prebuilt vs diy.  I don't mind the person making a bit of a profit (that's why they do it after all!) but I don't want to get ripped off either.  I'm fairly confident that I could do the build myself but decent 5th gen ipods start around the £60 mark for a 30 gig.


Thanks

DIY will save you a lot of money. Get the 5.5 gen, look for listings with failing HDD/Batteries.

The one pictured above was $20 after bidding (left channel dead on headphone jack). 

 

Shells cost me $18

replacement headphone jack - $3

480 mAh OEM replacement battery - $4

BP4 SSD - $109

mSATA-ZIF Adapter - $8

 

The cheapest prebuilt 240GB ipods are going for atleast $350.

post #3411 of 3883
Hey guys, I have no luck making rockbox to work with sandisk SDXC 64gb card on my 5.5g ipod. While it works just fine with original ipod OS. Am I missing something (e.g patch file)?
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Is there anywhere I could get a custom faceplate for my 5.5g, or would I have to buy a new one and get it painted? All I can find is colorware which is very expensive and doesn't do anything before 6th gen now

 

edit: after some digging, looks like the best way to do what I want is to get 6g housing with the aluminum faceplate and reanodize or powder coat it


Edited by btym - 8/24/14 at 1:16am
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btym, I think this may help (I’m not affiliated with the seller)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301097393873?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
post #3415 of 3883

Slight aside but has anyone tried the newer dual microsdxc compact flash adapters that have surfaced either in the mini or in the classic?  With the prices of sdxc cards dropping finally it might be worth experimenting on. 

post #3416 of 3883

Yeah, there are a lot of solid-color ones but I'd like to put a floral pattern on my ipod because that'd look tight, and I really want it to be flush with the surface of the ipod. Anodizing is pretty expensive for a one-off but I'm going to ask around about anodizing and powder coating and see if I can get it done for a reasonable price.

post #3417 of 3883

For those that missed it Tarkan has put up a preorder of his msata adapter.  Delivery hopes to be in september if not earlier.

post #3418 of 3883

Do I need the 6th generation frame too or will the 5g frame fit in the 6g housing? I think I read something about needing to file the frame

post #3419 of 3883
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Originally Posted by btym View Post
 

Do I need the 6th generation frame too or will the 5g frame fit in the 6g housing? I think I read something about needing to file the frame

You do need the 6th gen middle frame.

post #3420 of 3883
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

You do need the 6th gen middle frame.

I found this thread suggesting I could file down the tabs on the 6g faceplate but I'll gladly pay an extra $5 to ifixit to not have to do that :v

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