SSD Upgrade for U2 iPod

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  1. guzhogi macrumors 68030

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    I was cleaning out my desk, and found my old U2 iPod. It's a model ma664ll, and was wondering if there are any (reputable) companies that could upgrade the drive on it to an SSD, and replace the battery? Wouldn't mind using it as an external drive. Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. glay78 macrumors newbie

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    It’s actually quite easy to do it yourself. Where are u located?
     
  3. piblondin macrumors regular

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    Agree with this. Do it yourself! I just upgraded a 4G iPod Touchwheel with a 128GB SD card.
     
  4. chscag macrumors 68040

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    Go to www.ifixit.com. They have full instructions on how to do it yourself. It's easy to do, I did it with my old iPod.
     
  5. togruber macrumors member

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    Hi,
    you can really do it on your own. But you need the right tools. Use a flat metal spudger like this one (https://www.iflash.xyz/store/flexible-pry-tool/) not to scratch or break the plastic front.
    Then I recommend this flat adapter: https://www.iflash.xyz/store/iflash-quad/
    With this adapter you have enough space to place to install a fourth time bigger battery. I recommend this one:
    http://s.aliexpress.com/uAzmUvUF (If the link doesn’t work the seller is called onjess and the battery has 1950 mAh of capacity). When you install it lay this part of the headphone connector which is fixed with adhesive to it flat. So the battery has enough space.

    Regards
    Torsten
     
  6. guzhogi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Illinois. While I'm pretty techie, I've never done a hard drive/battery upgrade on an iPod before. Any tips will be greatly appreciated!
     
  7. chscag macrumors 68040

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    Like I stated above... go to the ifixit site. They have step by step detailed instructions on how to do it. Much better than me trying to explain it to you. It's not difficult but you do need the right tools.
     
  8. Avenged110 macrumors 6502

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    Having installed iFlash boards in several iPods, it's really a lot easier than you may expect. Like @chscag said, iFixit's guides are very useful.
     
  9. guzhogi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the advice, everyone! Can anyone suggest a good SSD to put into it?
     
  10. Avenged110 macrumors 6502

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    For me, I've just used Sandisk microSD cards with the iFlash boards and haven't had any problems yet.
     
  11. chscag macrumors 68040

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    I too used a Sandisk microSD card I purchased from Wal-Mart. Worked great. Just be sure to follow those instructions given at ifixit.com.
     

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