Resolved Check out this modded gold colored classic :)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Ipod Collector, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Ipod Collector macrumors member

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    This is my gold U2 Ipod Classic 256gb SSD mod.
    It's capable of also going the 512GB or 1TB route, but
    opted for the 256gb for the time being with this one.

    I did this mod with a gold faceplate, red clickwheel,
    gold center button, thick gold U2 back plate, a 7.5G
    motherboard (7th gen thin 160gb board), a Tarkan
    SSD iFlash adapter, Samsung PM851 256GB SSD,
    and lastly a 1900mah battery, (which is why I went
    with the thick back plate with this one. With this
    battery it's a tight fit, but pretty much a perfect
    fit at that.)

    You can do this mod with a 7th gen thin 160gb
    motherboard, but if you went the thick back plate
    route for the bigger battery the headphone jack
    would also need to be changed to the longer
    cabled one that would fit the 6th gen thick back plate.

    Here's some pics, let me know what you all think of it...

    Holla back if you have any questions or comments....
     

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  2. Pakaku macrumors 68000

    Pakaku

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    Looks garish to me, but whatever makes you happy.

    I'm working on my own iPod project, and opted for silver and a black scroll wheel. I'm thinking about a custom back case to make it easier to re-open, but I'm not sure at this point.
     
  3. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I do like it.
    Personally, a polished gold front plate (to match the back) would be an attractive alternative.
     
  4. Ipod Collector thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, that would be cool @ a polished front to match
    the back. Might be something I need to look into.

    The pics really don't do this one any justice.
    I still have the plastic on the screen, that's
    why the screen looks scratchy, but it's actually
    brand new underneath. I'll probably sell this one
    so I left the plastic on screen.

    I'm just in the process of testing how many hours
    of play time I can get off of one charge with it.
    Right now it's going on 36 hours of playing at
    half volume. It still has a long way to go cause
    the battery is still 3/4 full. I want to see if I can
    hit the 100 hour mark off of one charge. That'll
    be impressive enough for me.
     
  5. MeeMac macrumors regular

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  6. Ipod Collector thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the comment !

    I just got done testing the battery I put in it.

    Fully charged, I let it play until it it couldn't play anymore.

    It played continuous for over 110 hours off one charge!
    I was wowed. Ok, check, battery is good to go!
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Impressive playback time with the mSATA onboard. I also have the a 2000mah battery on mine.
     
  8. firedept macrumors 603

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    Impressive looking Classic and the play time even more impressive.
     
  9. Ipod Collector thread starter macrumors member

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    hey hey,

    Thanks for the message and all that good stuff.

    Srry for lateness in replying, ahh, been getting some overtime in at
    the full time job.

    Yeah man, I think I opted for the right choice just going ahead and
    using SSD drives versus SD cards. I don't want to have to deal with
    which SD's will work and which ones won't, not to mention the price
    difference between the 2, and also kinda truly sold on the fact that
    the SSD, in my totally own honest opinion is much better in the long
    run than that of an SD card, especially when using the best ssd's
    the market has to offer, Samsung hands down, but toshiba and
    even lite-on branded ssd's as the runners up. I personally haven't
    had one single issue with them 3 brands of SSD's, and knowing
    all 3 brands work on all gen models from the 5g up to the 7th g,
    along with being mated to Tarkan's adapter boards, it simply doesn't
    get any better than this, truly speaking.

    I wanted to ask you a question about your battery life with the
    2000mah battery you're using. Have you tested yours yet from a
    full charge to see what type of battery life in hours your getting
    from it ? Or, do you by chance have a pic you can post of the
    battery you're using. I believe I know which battery it is, but
    just wanted to double check with you.

    also, add me as a friend if you'd like. I've been a reader on this
    site for some years now, just to get good info from others, but
    just recently started this ID, this month, suitable for me :)
    but wanted to finally get into posting stuff of my own.
    It's nice to come on here and bump into people such as yourself,
    especially when it comes to the modding of these ipods.
    I like to make projects like this fun. I'm sure you probably feel
    the same. We'll pick up where apple let it go, you know.

    Ok, sorry so long winded. Catch up with you later, take care, Jason
     
  10. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I actually just received this one from China today, its going in my iPod 5.5G soon. I haven't done the continues playback test on mine yet.
     

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  11. Ipod Collector thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the pics man. Hey, if you get a moment, can you
    possibly snap a pic of the battery sitting in the back plate ?
    Your battery looks (almost) the same as mine with it by itself.
    Sitting in the back plate will give more of a perspective of it's
    actual size. I know the batteries I have sit in the case pretty
    snug from left to right, but height wise, fits right under the
    headphone jack and cable. The only space I have left in the
    back plate is where the original battery would have gone.
     
  12. Ipod Collector thread starter macrumors member

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    here's a couple of pics of what my battery looks like
    inside the back plate. I believe that your batter looks
    a bit skinnier but taller, where it looks like it'll fill up
    the whole back plate, left of the headphone jack.
     

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  13. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah the one I have is taller but skinnier. There's some pics on eBay
     
  14. Ipod Collector thread starter macrumors member

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    Ahh, gotcha, I've seen that one before, and of course, it's a good one.

    As far as from the price perspective, I was able to score these 1900mah
    batteries in a bulk pack for $7 apiece, so at that price, it's pretty much
    an open and shut case, you know, not to mention they fit perfectly,
    and, if all goes well, soon enough, I have room in the case to install a
    bluetooth transmitter, which would simply be awesome to have in it.
     

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