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macrumors 68000
Original poster
Dec 15, 2006
Edinburgh, Scotland
Hi everyone,

I recently purchased an Apple iPod Hi-Fi on eBay and am intending to connect it to an AirPort Express to AirPlay music to it.


Therefore I am looking for a dock adapter (like Apple use to sell for docking different iPod models in docks and speakers) that sits flush with the surface of the Hi-Fi and has no holes in it whatsoever. A cover for the dock connector, since I have no use for it.



Does anything like this exist?

You would help me immensely if you know of something like this!



macrumors 6502a
Oct 19, 2005
I literally just woke up this morning and thought the exact same thing.
Given that I plug my vinyl player out the back of it, and rarely use it for my iPod, it would be nice to do this.
Though I encountered a problem.

If you put the cover on it, it would be highly difficult to remove it once on there, given that you physically clip it out of there when you are finished using that type of dock connecting cover. So once it's on, it's not coming off easily.

I was about to make one of these using an old dock connector I would use for my current iPods and fashion some sticky tape and white paper underneath until I came to this realisation. I found a connector for the 30-pin jack of an iPhone 4S and lower or an older iPad, but not a cover that goes on top.

Besides making one yourself it probably won't exist, for a product this old - now in it's 7th year - there's very little parts around for it.

I had been looking for the PBC or PBX logic computer board for this to replace inside the iPod Hifi so my iPhones would charge, but they no longer produce them.
Best of luck and if you come up with something, let me know.


macrumors newbie
Jun 11, 2010
I have two Hi-Fi's connected to Airport Expresses for use as Airplay speakers. I also wanted a blank cover so I messaged a designer on Shapeways and he created a blank dock cover for purchase. You can buy it in white or black here:
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