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The documentation of a total rebuild of a used ipod 5.5 gen for a christmas gift

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ForeWord:It's about time I start documenting this as I'll needing some help on doing this project. And the only people i've got are you guys to help me because, unfortunately, I'm new to the whole soldering-and-such that goes along with doing a total respecing/rebuilding of an ipod. Also, I'm the only person I know who has any mechanical knowledge on equipment in general (yes I'm surrounded by not-so-smart people who annoy me about my "intelligence"). Anyways, let's get this started.

The reason for this project is that sometimes I become an idiot an accidentally wipe electronic devices, such as ipods, game systems, cameras, and smartphones. this time, unfortunately, I was just trying to convert my moms last ipod classic (6g) that had all of her music into rockbox for obvious reasons (better battery, less clunkyness, easy music transfer etc.,) then the harddrive decided to wipe itself (with me being the one to stupidly did not back it up) then a few days later decide to do suicide by boot-loop hell. Anyways my mom found out and now she's been in a sort of mix of sadness, dissappointment, rage, and cynicality, and I'm thinking the only way to fix this mess (as I'm a person who hates making such stupidly rediculous mistakes) is to personalize and recreate a newer, better, and much more awesome version of her ipod via these new parts in a ipod 5.5 chassis:
• New SSD/Flash with capacity of 64-80g
• New Larger capacity battery (I'm thinking ipod fat sized)
• More durable color customized waterproof casing
• New screen from the new ipod classic
• better os (rockbox but with an apple coat of paint or ipodlinux if wi-fi becomes an option)
• Rebuilt music library (about 25gb currently)
• Newer Trackpad (the current one is crap on the guinea pig)
OPTIONAL:
• Sd expandability (like a sd card slot)
• Easy Upgradeability (just in case)
• Anything else you guys wanna add?
Now onto the guinea pig

I'm right now in the rebuilding of the music library phase so there won't be much in the next couple of days so for now
Stay tuned And Have a nice Day
Edited by EuphonicArin - 10/8/13 at 7:50pm
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UPDATE!!!!! 

 

Good news: library has been compiled, os has been prepared, faceplate and backplate have been chosen (taking the U2 edition plates and then adding some paint), and CF card Flash has been chosen for storage, and new battery has been picked, and I'll be woeking on it this weekend

 

Bad news: it is thanksgiving this weekend so none of the shipments'll arrive, music has been partially downloaded, and the receiver of the gift has squeezed the details outta me

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