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Transplanting a 5G logic board into a Classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by wpc33, Feb 16, 2009.

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    I have the blessing and curse of great hearing. I get very nerdy with how songs sound, and it's great, because I'm obsessed with music.

    However, when I upgraded my 5G 80gb iPod Video, with a new 120gb Classic, I noticed a sound quality change/degradation. I'm not alone, so the 'nets tell me. The change is due to :apple: changing the audio chipset from Wolfson, to Cirrus. I want the warmth, et all, of the Wolfson back, and I don't care for any of the 7G features I would lose.

    If I acquired a 5, or 5.5G logic board, and replaced my Classic board, would the darn thing fit, and work?
    I really can't see why, unless maybe the battery, screen, headphone-jack, or HD ribbon would be incompatible.

    What do you think? Please share your two cents with me, as I am on the verge of voiding my warranty in the name of better sound. I am desperate.
    Thank you
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