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iPod shuffle dissected

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by Mudbug, Jan 17, 2005.

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    yet another show of someone with more money than brains.
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    Just realised yesterday that I won't afford one in the near future, and now THIS :eek: :(

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    i wonder if he got it to work again :p

    lol why would you do that....
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    What a waste of an iPod Shuffle. Very sad. :(
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    I love seeing the innards of electronic devices.

    It's not a matter of more money than sense, it's a matter of seeing how something works, or how it is put together- and being the first person on the internet to post pictures of the process.

    Besides, it's only $100, and from the looks of it, there's no reason he couldn't put it back together and have it work again.
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    anybody know how long those lithium batteries would hold?
  8. 24C
    macrumors 6502a

    don't try this at home kids

    He snapped the ribbon cable to the USB plug and he killed the touchpad membrane:( ... it won't ever be as good as new again.

    Definitely a case of look before you leap, poor sod, rich kid or whatever :D

    PS Bring on the Mac mini :D :D
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    Meh, I don't know, I still thought it was interesting... But I'm in to stuff like that. :D

    My first instinct when I get anything new is "Let's take it apart and see how it works!!"

    Within reason, obviously, but it doesn't hurt when other people do the dirty work. :D
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    Oh, come on... It could've been worse... At least the guy picked the 512MB model :D

    He should have uncovered the memory chip so we could see it, though. Ah, this reminds me of something...

    You know, someone had to post a link to this, it's like the "What? no G5 PowerBook??" whining... :rolleyes:

    One down, one to go... (someone will eventually dissect a Mac mini :p)
    Anyway, time to give another look at this "nerd porn" LOL
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    You ain't kidding. I can't wait to see one of those dissected. I'm going to be very interested in seeing what in the mini can be hacked.
  12. 24C
    macrumors 6502a

    Me too, but I won't be first posting pictures, mine's a few months down the road. How soon before Tiger is launched and it makes it onto the Mac mini?
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    ditto. No point in getting the Mini now just to have to pay for Tiger in a few months. :D
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    One thing strikes me as strange..

    with that huge battery, shouldn't it be able to hold power for more than 12 hours?

    Almost seems as if Apple has crippled it just to be able to sell the battery peripheral.. then again, if that's the case they could have just used a smaller battery. :eek:
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    I also like looking inside devices, but if the person writing the article wasn't able to put it all back together good as new, then the experiment was a failure, IMO.

    I'm only interested in seeing take-apart articles when no damage is caused and everything can be reassembled.

    What if someone in the future decides to use this article as a reference for changing the battery? It wouldn't do him any good, since his iPod would be trashed afterwards.
    It looks like he permanently damaged the seal around the control disc. Maybe he can re-attach it, but we won't know because he didn't write that part of the article.

    It also looks like he tore the ribbon cable to the USB connector.
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    Well, the first two photos (the lid removed and a motherboard) are on Apple's web site, over here.

    A MacInTouch article about the mini discusses this somewhat. According to one person's conversation with an Apple employee, it has a flex/snap-fit enclosure (no screws.) A special tool is used to move several plastic "fingers" out of the way and then the top cover lifts off.

    Also, scroll down to the "other comments" section, where someone witnessed an actual take-apart.

    And for those who want to upgrade the RAM on their own and save some money, Apple has said that doing this will not void your warrantee, as long as you don't break anything in the process.
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    Cool beans. I'd like to see the memory sometime. Can't be that hard, right?
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    did any one ripp the iPod 4g i want to see in side does and one have a link or even the ipod photo
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    why? if he could put it back together, then I will give him props.
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    Mac Mini

    For those of you who wanted to see the innards of a mac mini,

    Here you go
  21. macrumors 6502

    Ah but the eyeballs and the advertising dollars that it brings in. :)
  22. macrumors 6502

    Let this be a lesson to us all... that curiosity killed the cat. Fools rush in where angels dare to tread. Haste makes waste. You snooze you lose. :p
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    Someone got over 15 hours from his on the first charge. I don't remember where I saw it, but I think it was here somewhere.
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    "I've been testing the new iPod Shuffle for a couple of days, and, in my tests, it fulfilled -- and even exceeded -- Apple's claims for convenience, battery life and song capacity. Sound quality is so good you can barely believe the music is coming from something so small."

    Walt Mossberg likes it!!

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