U2 iPod mod project

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Fonzijr1964, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

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    First off i have a U2 Video iPod as u can see in my sig.
    Because the not so new "new" classics are "thiner" than the 5th gen iPods i was thinking i could buy one of the 120GB HDD and pop it into my iPod.

    Will this work without changing the back
     
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    It should, because they use the same sized drives. You might have to move some foam suspension around though. That said, it wouldn't run the newer firmware, and wouldn't be a cheap exercise.
     
  3. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know it wont run the new firmware i just want the space. i am a self proclaimed Audiophile and have so much music:D

    So the connectors are the same?
     
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    Sounds like an interesting project, keep us posted ;)
     
  5. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    if the conectors work like i think they do in my head :p than my biggest problem will be not scratching the Mint condition finnish :D :D :D
     
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    the connectors are the same. they're both PATA ZIF (zero insertion force) connectors.
     
  8. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The screens are the same

    I just want more space
    sweet looks like i can do it
     
  9. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    so the connectors are the same and it will fit

    just one las forum check before i spend loads of money

    any other info i should know
     
  10. elmateo487 macrumors 6502a

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    take the ipod apart with a guitar pick. CAREFULLY. unplug the connector cable to the head jack, and hold switch first. Otherwise you could damage it. Do that first.
     
  11. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i am gonna use the disassembly tools cuz i dot wanna risk a guitar pic cuz i did that to my last iPod and scratched it all up

    Y do i need to open it first?
     
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    Ok so i have been analyzing the pictures on iFixit of the iPod HDD attachment point and it appears to be the same so I think i am going to move on with this project. I will be replacing the 5G screen with a 5.5G screen wile i have it open as well. My one question; Will the firmware on my iPod run the 120GB iPod Classic HDD?

    I have attached photos of the attachment below, first one is the Classic the second one is the 5G video
     

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  13. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I need to know so i can decide if i should get a Colorware iPod Classic

    Anyone?

    Anyone?


    Will the firmware work with the 120GB HDD?
     

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