/r/ipod

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/r/iPod - All the news, apps, accessories, rumours and general discussion of the Apple iPod series of devices. Discord: https://discord.gg/iPod

Welcome to /r/iPod, a subreddit just for the iPod device. News, apps, accessories, rumors and general discussion.


Rules:

1. Respect - Do not engage in racism or hate speech. People are entitled to different opinions, and we ask that our members respect them. We define hate speech as "abusive or threatening speech or writing that expresses prejudice against a particular group, especially on the basis of race, religion, or sexual orientation." Cursing is allowed. If you think you should not say something, the best practice is to not say what you were going to say.

2. Keep on-topic - Personal attacks, trolling/baiting or flooding (posting multiple repetitive lines or large amounts of code) of the guild and/or its' users will not be tolerated.

3. Piracy & Illegal Content - Illegal content of any kind is prohibited. Any known distribution of illegal content will be reported to the relevant authorities.

Links (either indirect or direct) to pirated content are forbidden due to legal concerns. Pirated content will be deleted without warning, unless you can prove that the content is legally in the public domain. We deem the sharing of Patreon-exclusive content piracy and will punish as such.


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Which iPod should I get for a daily driver in 2024?

Now I am using iPhone 2g as a music player,but I want to touch a click wheel 👉👈

3 Comments
2024/02/13
20:57 UTC

5

lasted for 19 years… and then I dropped it.

Last night I was screwing with apple’s new software and while grabbing my iPod, I dropped it. It hit every rung of my desk on the way down. I didn’t even think anything of it, until I needed it today and the back was unusually warm, and the hard drive was making funky clicking sounds. RIP.

1 Comment
2024/02/13
20:24 UTC

2

disable always on display

is there any possible way to disable this thing on stock iPod nano 3? or maybe change the configuration of it.

7 Comments
2024/02/13
17:40 UTC

7

I invented the iPod compoface

0 Comments
2024/02/13
17:33 UTC

6

"Garbage Pod" Restoration

I have an old 3rd gen that I bought new when I was in college that is in very good shape, but had a few dings from all the use back in the day. I've wanted to try my hand at restoration sanding for a while, but was too afraid to do it to my 3rd for sentimental reasons. Instead, I decided to buy a broken iPod off eBay. I found "Garbage Pod" non-working and listed "for parts" for $18.

Internally, the battery was just dead. I didn't test the HDD as I usually toss them anyway, but everything inside was in great shape. The outside clearly has seen better days. There were quite a few deep gashes on the front, particularly around the screen.

Restoration was done with wet sanding using windex and grits from 600 to 3000. I found any grits higher than 3000 were creating some additional scratches, so after 3000 I moved on to Novus #3, 2, and 1. As a tip for anyone wanting to sand this type of plastic, only use lint-free cotton rags, (t-shirt material). Micro fiber cloths actually caused micro abrasions.

https://preview.redd.it/nkgubdqasdic1.jpg?width=1673&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=56a840d9b1d9f03e0c291e86f41a3cb729bdd98e

The back had three full dents that pushed through to the inside of the case, which are hard to see in the photo, but they were all focused on the flat portion of the back. Due to the location, I was easily able to hammer them out from the inside sandwiched in an anvil. The damage to the back was so extensive that I knew I would have to be doing some deep sanding which would remove the engravings as a side effect. I decided to allow the 20GB to be removed entirely, but did my best to avoid the Apple and iPod & text at the bottom during the heavier grits, but did sand them using the finer grit. I again wet-sanded using windex and grits 400 focusing heavily on the deep scratches and dents (and removing the 20GB) through 7000 finishing with Simichrome paste for the mirror shine.

If I were to restore another back case, I would probably invest in a hand drill pad attachment as it took a LOT of physical work when compared to the front case and I was not able to fully achieve the full mirror-finish I would have liked, but probably would have had I been more aggressive and willing to completely remove the engraving. The final logo and text did reduce in contrast, I would say approximately 50% visible, but still there. The removal of the 20GB was complete.

https://preview.redd.it/mmk7deqasdic1.jpg?width=1531&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=0b11765d66429c8e8712317ca8b21471c39d81dd

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with the results, particularly the front case which is spotless on the screen. Since it turned out so good, I went ahead and modded to 256GB with the Green/Red combo and Samsung SD I've had success with multiple times in the past and added a 1300mAh battery.

https://preview.redd.it/uuaqeiqasdic1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=a385224ca6723638616e8f971f2b1437419de2d2

https://preview.redd.it/abbo6fqasdic1.jpg?width=2757&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=ed17a88ad330410e53dd24643763b2bb352a4b79

Overall, it was a lot of work, but I learned a LOT about restoring these kinds of devices that I'll use moving forward in keeping my small collection as clean as possible. Im also happy to see such a great device, that would possibly have ended up in the trash, getting a second chance at life.

7 Comments
2024/02/13
16:57 UTC

2

Max upgrades for Gen1 Mini?

I have my original mini that I'm wanting to update. At some point a long time ago, I did put a 4GB CF card in it, and a battery (maybe? can't tell if the spicy pillow I'm holding is aftermarket). What is the max battery capacity and max CF capacity that this model will support?

3 Comments
2024/02/13
16:24 UTC

1

iTunes issue

has anyone had a problem with the new iTunes update on Windows. They have made it so the music is in Apple music and movies are in Apple TV. Then when I went onto Apple music, I can't upload music to my ipod. Does anyone have a solution?

0 Comments
2024/02/13
15:26 UTC

13

what are you listening to rn?

24 Comments
2024/02/13
14:38 UTC

3

Where can I buy the iPod nano 5g housing.

I can't find replacements anywhere. Is there a way I could make one myself even?

13 Comments
2024/02/13
12:40 UTC

1

Need help restoring 7th gen with iFlash drive

My iPod suddenly died on me in the middle of listening to it today. I was listening to an artist's entire discography, and when one album ended and the other started, the songs didn't load. I figured it was just the iFlash drive doing that fun little thing it does where sometimes it skips a song because it doesn't load properly but it'll play if you jump back to it. I skipped the song and jumped back, but it still wouldn't load, so I did a reboot. When the reboot finished, I got the "Use iTunes to Restore" screen, and that was it.

I booted into debug mode and tried to run the HDSpecs and HDSMARTData tests, but the message I get on screen is "[Can't Open Device] ERROR! Diag Halt." I thought maybe my iFlash hard drive had gotten jostled around and wasn't mounted properly, but I opened everything up and reconnected everything and still got the same errors.

When I try to connect to iTunes (2012 Macbook Pro running Catalina) to restore, I get error 1434, which from what I can gather is related to hard drive failure. I've seen other posts where the user went through a step by step process to get things running again, but that hasn't worked for me (though I didn't wipe and reformat each microSD card, I figured I didn't need to do that since the hard drive was working previously).

I just want to know if it's a hard drive problem that can be fixed by either reformatting my current hard drive, or if I need to order a new one. I didn't want to assume I needed a new one only to order one and run into the same problem. Thanks!

2 Comments
2024/02/13
05:29 UTC

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Ipod 5.5 gen with iflash/SD card keeps freezing itunes, won't install OS

Hello. I recently modded two ipod classics:

First was a 6th gen with an iFlash solo and a 256gb micro SD card and itunes immediately recognized it and restored the ipod OS.

Next was a 5.5 gen, with an iflash solo and a 512 gb micro SD card. When I press a button it wakes up and says to plug into itunes to reinstall OS (as it should). But when I connect the ipod, iTunes either freezes or never gives the popup to restore the ipod... on two different computers! The ipod just says "Do not disconnect" with a blinking circle with a dash through it.

One computer is an HP Pavilion with windows 12 and itunes 12.13.1.3. The other is a dinosaur Dell desktop with Windows 7. Both SD cards are Samsung and approved by the iflash website.

1 Comment
2024/02/13
04:14 UTC

1

Powder=Coating the Mini

Can the Mini (aluminum enclosure) be effectively powder-coated?

0 Comments
2024/02/13
03:08 UTC

34

New iPod im obsessed

Right now I'm a lil hyper fixated on iPods and this one is my favorite right now. I want to customize some later when I have more money but I'm leaving thing one as is until it breaks.

1 Comment
2024/02/13
03:00 UTC

1

Flash mod crashing

I've just modded my first ipod! 5.5th gen. Modded with an iFlash quad. I'm loading it up on a Mac, and everything seems fine until transfer a large number of songs. I have a 512gig card installed.

Small batches seem okay so far, but when I try and transfer my whole library - I always get no music when I unplug the ipod, and it says it cannot read and must be reset when I plug it back in.

I know about the theoretical song limit etc, this is loading about 20,000 songs - but it seems to do it before then as well.

Any tips? Is Fat32/windows more reliable with SD cards maybe? Always small batches so the database doesn't shit itself?

4 Comments
2024/02/13
02:45 UTC

251

I see your Oppenheimer on an iPod classic and raise of all of Neon Genesis Evangelion

Encoded using handbrake I think it took upwards of 5 hours to do it all, but it was worth it. I may also have End of Evangelion, many other films, and all of Cowboy Bebop on here too.

23 Comments
2024/02/13
01:00 UTC

7

vwow

0 Comments
2024/02/13
00:31 UTC

6

HELP!! broken Ipod?

I just got an ipod from Elite Obsolete. I added some songs I downloaded, but when i listened to them they kept like jumping from one section of the song and back. I listened to the same songs on my Mac and it was fine. I connected the Ipod again and my Mac said “Ipod needs restoration”. So i restored it? and now it just shows these screens (the video) Is there anything I can do to fix it?

4 Comments
2024/02/13
00:09 UTC

0

Where can I buy the iPod nano 5g housing.

I want to know because I can't really find replacements anywhere, The only thing close to it is the 4th gens housing.

0 Comments
2024/02/12
22:18 UTC

5

Safe to clean all components using isopropyl alcohol 90%

Hi everyone, I’m wondering if it’s safe to clean all of the internal components of the iPod classic 5th gen using isopropyl alcohol 90-99%, using something like a q-tip?

This is my first time restoring an electronic device, and this one carries some sentimental value, so I don’t wanna risk messing it up

(I am aware the ribbon cable is broken, replacement otw)

Thanks!

4 Comments
2024/02/12
21:43 UTC

40

I gave my broken iPod to my friend and he made his magic 🪄

2 Comments
2024/02/12
20:30 UTC

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