taking apart an iPod

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  1. janey macrumors 603

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    the latest issue of MacAddict has this little thing in the "How To" section where they tell you how to open an iPod
    Can anyone tell me if they have tried this and whether or not it works?
     
  2. steeleclipse macrumors 6502

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    try it.. see what happens :D

    I am trying it right now
     
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    does not work for me, and i applied enough pressure to damn near break the thing...

    i don't really have any reason to get inside, but it sounds fun :)

    pnw
     
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  5. steeleclipse macrumors 6502

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    ipod question:

    if you copy your ipod when it is attached to your mac, and you search the pasted file, no mp3's come up...

    for example: the file info said 7.34 gigs, yet there was no mp3s to be found... how do you get to them???
     
  6. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    MP3s are stored on an iPod in a way that only iTunes can see-- you can't access them any other way. It's to prevent file sharing. You also cannot copy an MP3 to a computer, has to be the other way around. Tho there are utilities that let you do this... just search versiontracker.

    pnw
     
  7. steeleclipse macrumors 6502

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    thanks... i thought that was the case: to prevent piracy :D
     
  8. janey thread starter macrumors 603

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    well i tried everything i could find on all the iPod related websites and stuff...still can't get it open and even if i do i void the warranty (as usual)...:(
     
  9. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a

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    Copying MP3s from your iPod

    I found this software while surfing:
    http://www.damsleth.com/ipod.asp
    It supposedly allows you to rip MP3s off of your iPod, but I've never tried it.
    max
     
  10. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    yeah and you can see them and i think copy them by the command line, too. they're stored in

    /Volumes/Your_iPod_Name/iPod_Control/Music

    Unfortunately sorted by an internal system, so it's not always easy to find the song you're looking for, but you could always copy the whole directory and then have iTunes scan it and copy the files...

    assuming, of course, you were simply restoring your legally obtained music library back to your computer after deleting it... :)

    pnw
     
  11. steeleclipse macrumors 6502

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    of course it is all legal. i wouldnt want to jeopardize royalties paid out, and i certainly dont want it over my head that Rod Stewart couldn't buy ANOTHER beach house in malibu due to upaid dues :D
     

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