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Monday, May 16, 2005

Desktop iPod


[click photo for gallery]

So firstly I got this first generation iPod and it had a dead hard drive and battery. And since a hard drive for one of these units is costs about as much as a whole other iPod, I decided it must be hacked! Someone figured out that the pinout for the iPod hard drive was exactly the same as standard IDE and hooked up a full size 3.5" drive. The details are here. So I did just that... Many hours of soldering tiny wires later, it worked! Sorta... The thing loads the firmware and starts up like an iPod, and runs the interface fine, which is good because it needs to read the hard drive to do that. But... for some reason it konks out when I try and play an Mp3. otherwise its fine :/

I don't feel like doing anything with it now, but some day I might hack together a box with the iPod and some bigo harddrive and it can be a stereo component.

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1 comment:

Miko Fulla said...

sweet d00d. if only the most vital part actually worked

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