Originally Posted by DMinor
I am not worrying about damaging anything if I did all my homework. It's just an iPod!
My suggestion is you get a spare ipod for this dyimod project so you won't be left with that empty feeling in case you fail and lose that ipod. Hey these days the 5g/5.5g can be found very cheap if you pay attention. I got one 5g/60GB yesterday for 25 bucks from a guy selling off Craiglist. I could have probably gotten it for 20 bucks and thought that would be mean. LOL.
Yes, this is a good idea. I am going to approach it in a little bit of a different manner however. If I screw this up first try, then I will look for a spare to get all frankenstien with. Heck maybe buy a few and mod all of them just for kicks. Although I have had this particular ipod since new (and just about 6 months ago found it - thought it was lost!) I really have no attachment to this particular logic board....
I want to try doing one with a 128gb CF mod, thicker 80 gb back, large battery, and try jamming some 10uf Elna film caps in there. They are double the size of the already kind of large 4.7 but I think it will work with the deeper back.
I think another fun idea would be to wire the DAC right to the pins, and build a special line out that had a plug of some sort where I could "quick change" the caps and see what, if any difference, the caps have on sound. Figure out my favorite..
Anyhow, to keep this on topic: I am already noticing very much improved battery life playing FLAC files on this with the CF mod vs. the aged, clicky-creaking cobwebbed up old hard drive. And so much lighter! this is an awesome mod, very happy.