Teardowns I've Worked On
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iPod 3G in Dock Stops After Each SongI restore old iPods and repurpose them with audiophile parts. I'm currently having an issue with a 3G iPod that I've retro fi...
After H20 Damage, iPhone only boots with battery outI bought a water damaged phone on ebay. The dock connector ribbon cable was downright ratty, so I replaced it, the battery, t...
iPhone 3GS won't boot at allMy iPhone 3GS won't boot at all. I bought it off of ebay, and it was listed as water damaged. Only the water indicator in the...
Answer to: iPhone 4 Screen is unresponsive after replacementI just tried to replace a black LCD with a white one on a VZW iPhone 4, and I accidentally ripped the cable on the white display, rendering it useless. Then when putting the black LCD back in, I bent the flex cable under the frame accidentally, and now the digitizer works sporadically, and not in all areas of the screen. The LCD is one of the trickiest repairs to do on this, because even after you've painstakingly removed ALL of those screws, you can still damage the LCD while installing it. At least now I know for the future! Just make sure when you're installing a new screen that once you're actually putting the LCD on, you're lightly pulling the cables through the frame the entire time, so that they don't get stuck under it and become bent.
Answer to: Anyone tried SSD in 3rd Gen iPod?I've been trying quite a few different compact flash cards, SSD's, and SD cards in the third gen iPod, and I finally found out how to make almost all of them work! I used one Mac computer, and one Windows netbook, but it's possible that you can do it with just your Mac and a virtual machine Windows. I posted the solution over at Head-Fi, so instead of posting it again, I'll just provide that link. I got a 64GB SD card to work (Patriot LX SDXC) in a CF-SD adapter I got on Amazon, which was put into an IDE-CF 50-pin adapter I also got on Amazon. The SD solution is really a hack, and the transfer speeds are so slow with SD compared to CF and HDD that I'd really stay away from SD cards in iPods if at all possible. Once you've got your music on, it's pretty quick, but that initial transfer can take many hours for just 30GB of music. With CF, it's as fast - if not a bit faster - than a hard disk drive. I tried the KingSpec 128GB IDE SSD from Amazon in my iPod 3G, and I couldn't get it to work, but I didn't have the...