HOW TO – Turn your iPod mini into a flash based iPod

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HOW TO – Turn your iPod mini into a flash based iPod

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Mark writes –

In this little proof-of-concept I was eager to try out if I could swap the Microdrive inside an iPod mini for a Compact Flash-card. These cards are getting bigger and cheaper by the day so my idea was, if this works out, we have a great way of extending the life of this little MP3-player.

geektechnique.org: turn your iPod mini into a flash based iPod – Link.

6 thoughts on “HOW TO – Turn your iPod mini into a flash based iPod

  1. dhammy0110 says:

    An impressive and cool hack, especially if your mini’s hard drive were to die.
    This reminded me of a parallel universe / joke ‘hack’ for the nano:
    http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Ipod_Nano_200gb_Instructions

  2. krgroce@hotmail.com says:

    I wonder if this can be done and the big ipods, i have a dead one around & I would love to CF it.

  3. markhoekstra says:

    I posted an update/add-on to this project. Same mod, but now with 8GB instead of 4GB.

    flash based iPod mini update, now up to 8GB!

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