iPad3 to iPhone 4s swapping memory

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SL4VE, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. SL4VE macrumors 6502

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    I have a 32gb 4s and a 16GB iPad3 and need more storage on the iPad and less on the iPhone and was thinking of opening up the devices and swapping over the memory cards. Apart from a bit of possible soldering. Is there anything I joule be alarmed about and also is this actually possible?
     
  2. number84 macrumors 6502

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    Wouldn't you be better off selling both and buying them used? I would think you could even break even in the end.
     
  3. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    "Apart from a bit of possible soldering". This isn't a 1970's Heathkit radio. I doubt even Apple could just swap out memory; I'm sure they just replace boards when they refurbish iPads. You would likely destroy the board before you managed to remove the NAND chip.
     
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  7. Redneck-Randy macrumors member

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    Can't be done at home cause it's surface mount technology. Takes special equipment.
     
  8. aleni macrumors 68020

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    im interested in switching my new ipad's 1gb memory to put it into my 4s.

    if it's possible, i would gladly switch it!;)
     
  9. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    The chips are pretty much part of the board after assembly. Removing them would almost certainly destroy the chip and the board.

    To get a picture of what the chip/board assembly looks like, head over to iFixIt and check out the teardown.

    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad-3-4G-Teardown/8277/1#.T9bxGO2aD8s

    Step 19 shows the flash memory (yellow box on photo).
     
  10. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    These things are not "your father's pc".

    Way, way too little and not made for swapping out. If they were, Apple would be selling memory upgrades. Pretty sure you can not find anyone selling upgrades - cause it is too difficult if not close to impossible to do.
     
  11. SL4VE thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok thanks guys. I get the picture now. Was fun dreaming anyways
     

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