So Would this be borderline crazy

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  1. poisonjam

    poisonjam New Member

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    Upgrading the memory for the ipod touch



    It looks tedious, though… The iPod Touch’s persistent data is stored on Flash, which is soldered to one of the daughter cards inside the device:

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    :from appleinsider


    Those two Toshiba TSOP TH58NVG5D4CTG20 chips are 32 Gigabit (4 GigaBytes) each, making up the 8 GB in the entry level Touch model. I’ll bet it’s possible to desolder those chips and replace them with higher capacity ones, but it’s a serious soldering project not for the faint of heart. It would be much, much easier just to swap that entire board out with a newer one, if all the connectors still mate.
  2. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    count me out

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    i dont need the size... if you do it post a pic by pic tut for other people insane enough to do it
  3. 1337chaos

    1337chaos Well-Known Member

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    if you had the cash to buy a 8 GB, why spend your time even trying this when you can spend $100 more for double the space, instead of risking completely ruining your 8 GB to upgrade its memory, which will probably cost you more for the board/memory than the $100 extra would have in the first place
  4. Mindfield

    Mindfield New Member

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    Fuggeddaboutit. Unless you have crazy-mad surface-mount soldering skills, don't even attempt it. Those joints are tiny and spaced really close together (looks to be under 0.25mm). You'd better have surgeon's hands, a hawk's eye, a really fine-tipped iron, thin wire solder and some paste flux, and the patience of a saint. And of course, higher capacity flash chips.

    Better just to buy the device you want. For what you'll shell out, plus the time and patience you'll invest in a project that may not even work out in the end, it's much easier just to pony up.
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    If you were Magneto from X-Men...
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    4dthinker New Member

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    Sounds like a simple weekend project to me. Let us know how it turns out.

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  7. rokrboy

    rokrboy Retired Moderator

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    Simple! Hah thats the farthest that you can get from simple. I agree that I would rather just shell out a couple hundred more bucks for memory instead of actually changing it.
  8. Faktor4

    Faktor4 Active Member

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    get a huge memory for it

    LOL the original 100GB iPod touch
  9. Asuraku

    Asuraku Member

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    I've got the stuff to do that. I bought a whole bunch of equipment when I was modding old game consoles for a friend awhile ago. Formating the memory to work with the iPod would be the hardest part. I don't even know how you would begin to do that.
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    not to mention, balls of steel

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