Porting the memory

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by iamabanana, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. iamabanana macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to get a donor 4th gen ipod touch with say 32 or 64gb of memory and switch it into one with only 8gb? I don't work with apple devices all that often but I am definitely no rookie when it comes to the internals on mobile devices. My experience is just more with webos phones. But anyway, has anyone ever done this?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Sure, but you'd have to switch the whole logicboard.
     
  3. iamabanana thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really? The restore wouldn't just adapt it? What all is stored on the logicboard?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    The memory chips are soldered to the logicboard.
     
  5. iamabanana thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Sure. But it's just a better idea to get a whole 32 or 64GB iPod rather than swap the logicboards.
     
  7. iamabanana thread starter macrumors newbie

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    A 32gb with a broken display is only around $30 so it would be cheaper this way. Plus i get to expand my knowledge
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Wouldn't it be easier to take a display off an 8GB iPod and stick it onto a 32GB with the broken display? I mean, the logic board *is* the entire machine, the rest are just peripherals, so...
     
  9. iamabanana thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll figure something out
     
  10. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Just saying now, I tried opening an iPod Touch, never again. Ugh. It is so different to opening a regular device, you basically have to try NOT to ruin the device pulling the display out. Harder to put back together too.
     

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