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Old Nov 23, 2014, 12:30 PM   #1
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Finished upgrade of 7.5 gen iPod Classic (See Pics)

Well finally finished my Classic upgrade. No moving parts and quite speedy.

1 Brand new iPod Classic 7.5g 160GB
1 Tarkan CF-SDXC Adapter bundle
1 PNY 256GB SDXC
1 256GB Metal backing thin
1 Zagg Invisible Shield full body cover






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Old Nov 27, 2014, 08:49 AM   #2
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Are there instructions anywhere on how to do this upgrade?
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Old Nov 27, 2014, 09:48 AM   #3
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Are there instructions anywhere on how to do this upgrade?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/566780/offi...#post_11078817

http://www.tarkan.info/20140310/tuto...-with-the-ipod

http://www.tarkan.info/store

http://www.ebay.com/sch/casanovajobs...1&_ipg=&_from=

http://www.amazon.com/PNY-Elite-Perf...pny+256gb+sdxc

http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/...ns-shields/125

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Old Nov 30, 2014, 03:54 PM   #4
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Is your iPod faster with the SD card put in place of the Hard Drive? I have maxed out my 160GB HD, would love to expand it.
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Old Nov 30, 2014, 04:18 PM   #5
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Is your iPod faster with the SD card put in place of the Hard Drive? I have maxed out my 160GB HD, would love to expand it.
It's a bit snappier, better battery too.
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Old Dec 1, 2014, 04:01 PM   #6
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I have the latest generation that Apple made on the Classic before they axed it. Do you need to install custom firmware to have 256GB?

Do you use iTunes to sync up music or another application?
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Old Dec 1, 2014, 04:14 PM   #7
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I have the latest generation that Apple made on the Classic before they axed it. Do you need to install custom firmware to have 256GB?

Do you use iTunes to sync up music or another application?
I am running the last Classic before the axe. 160GB thin. I am using stock iPod software and iTunes to sync.
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Old Dec 1, 2014, 06:13 PM   #8
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iFlash SD-CF Adapter Bundle
[ Ships within 1 to 3 days ]

So this bundle plus the SD card is the only thing required? Do u need to order the HD ribbon cable?
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Old Dec 1, 2014, 06:41 PM   #9
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iFlash SD-CF Adapter Bundle
[ Ships within 1 to 3 days ]

So this bundle plus the SD card is the only thing required? Do u need to order the HD ribbon cable?
If you keep the thin profile and do not update the battery to a bigger battery all you need is the Bundle and the SD card.
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Old Dec 1, 2014, 07:23 PM   #10
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Well finally finished my Classic upgrade. No moving parts and quite speedy.

1 Brand new iPod Classic 7.5g 160GB
where did you find a brand new ipod classic?
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Old Dec 1, 2014, 07:25 PM   #11
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If you keep the thin profile and do not update the battery to a bigger battery all you need is the Bundle and the SD card.
I just want the same stock thickness, don't need a larger battery since I use mine on my car headunit.
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Old Dec 1, 2014, 07:27 PM   #12
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where did you find a brand new ipod classic?
Had my 11 month old 7.5g that I busted trying to do the mod. Put it back together and had them replace it under my warranty.

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I just want the same stock thickness, don't need a larger battery since I use mine on my car headunit.
The bundle and SD card are all you need besides the tools to open the Classic up. I went the extra mile and got the matching 256GB metal back to make it a bit more OEM looking.
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Old Dec 4, 2014, 10:41 PM   #13
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Looks great. Thanks for posting the links to the items you used to do the upgrade. I'm thinking of doing the upgrade to mine as well. You mentioned you broke one doing the mod. What broke on it? Do you have any tips/suggestions to do this mod? I would appreciate it.
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Old Dec 4, 2014, 11:08 PM   #14
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Looks great. Thanks for posting the links to the items you used to do the upgrade. I'm thinking of doing the upgrade to mine as well. You mentioned you broke one doing the mod. What broke on it? Do you have any tips/suggestions to do this mod? I would appreciate it.

The only thing I broke was the clasp holding the battery cable to the main board. I guess I put too much pressure to release the cable and snapped it.
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How did u format the SD card? Do u do it outside the iPod or inside
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Old Dec 5, 2014, 07:14 PM   #16
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How did u format the SD card? Do u do it outside the iPod or inside
Outside then restored when inside.

http://www.tarkan.info/20140310/tuto...-with-the-ipod
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Old Dec 5, 2014, 07:42 PM   #17
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The only thing I broke was the clasp holding the battery cable to the main board. I guess I put too much pressure to release the cable and snapped it.
That is not bad. I hope to do this mod to mine. I'm a little nervous to get the case apart. Got an suggestions to make that as an easy process as possible?
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Old Dec 5, 2014, 07:48 PM   #18
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That is not bad. I hope to do this mod to mine. I'm a little nervous to get the case apart. Got an suggestions to make that as an easy process as possible?
I just watched youtube vids on how to do so. I did not care how scratched the original housing was as I changed it for the 256GB designation.
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I just watched youtube vids on how to do so. I did not care how scratched the original housing was as I changed it for the 256GB designation.
My concern is breaking/scratching the front part of the case. How are the headphone jack and hold switch held on the back case? Are they difficult to remove and install on the new back? I appreciate all your suggestions.
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Old Dec 7, 2014, 11:09 PM   #20
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noodles, you've done something to be proud of there.
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How did you get Apple to agree to replace your original iPod after you had opened and then broke it?
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My concern is breaking/scratching the front part of the case. How are the headphone jack and hold switch held on the back case? Are they difficult to remove and install on the new back? I appreciate all your suggestions.
They are held down with adhesive and relatively easy to pry off.

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How did you get Apple to agree to replace your original iPod after you had opened and then broke it?
I put it back together and brought it in.

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Old Dec 8, 2014, 02:25 PM   #23
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how long did it take to receiver that board from tarkan in the UK?
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Old Dec 8, 2014, 02:35 PM   #24
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how long did it take to receiver that board from tarkan in the UK?
10 days
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Old Dec 8, 2014, 05:33 PM   #25
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Cool! Looks great!

Also, what's up with the different phones in the pictures (not trying to be nosey or anything)?
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