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Help modding iPod nano!

post #1 of 10
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I might get my dad a fifth gen iPod nano but 16 gb of space isn't gonna cut it. Am I able to replace the hdd or flash memory? I did it in my ipod video with a cf card.

I really wanted to get him the first gen nano (despite the explosive battery lol) but I guess u can't replace the flash memory. From what I understand the first nano sounds better than all other gens of nanos
post #2 of 10

As far as I am aware modding nano's isn't something that most people do.  Most of the mods are done as you said to either the video or the second gen mini.  May be better off finding a sansa clip plus for the money instead, nice thought though.

post #3 of 10

The 5th Gen Nano has flash memory which is cannot be upgraded unless there is a pin compatible replacement chip and the firmware is adjusted to utilise the extra capacity. I didn't realise there were issues with the 1G batteries exploding. Expanding capacity is usually with TF cards and Apple elegance doesn't mix with that logic. 

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
So a second gen mini can be modded to my liking? I found a bunch for super cheap on eBay
Edited by mpawluk91 - 3/23/13 at 12:10pm
post #5 of 10

You can do a straight swop with the microdrive up to 64 gig (128 if you can afford it)compact flash if that's any help.  Stick a new battery in it and your good to go again.  Loads of guides on the net and youtube on how to open it up.

 

Cheers

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Oh so the mini uses a hdd? That's cool cause I bought an adapter and a cf card for my video and it only took 10 minutes to swap.

But will the same adapter for the 5.5 fit inside the ipod mini?
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by mpawluk91 View Post

But will the same adapter for the 5.5 fit inside the ipod mini?

No it's even easier than that - the mini uses a microdrive which has the same pins as a compact flash card so you don't even need an adapter.

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Wow that is something else huh I can't believe I'm learning this now
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post #10 of 10
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Thank u kind sir
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