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iPod memory upgrade: can it be done?

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Since getting my 8GB Touch (about a year ago for the record) I've managed to scrounge up some extra cash and it occurred to me that a few extra GBs would be a nice addition to my iPod. So, is it possible to upgrade your iPod's memory (officially or unofficially) and what sort of cost would I be looking at?
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,525 points)
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    Sep 4, 2008 1:46 AM (in response to Boxes are Cool)
    I suspect it would require soldering out memory chips and putting in new ones which are bigger
    and possible a mem chip select change in the boot loader

    personally I dont see it as something a private person should try and mess with

    i would try googling and see if anybody did it for a price

    but it would void all warranty of cause
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  • spyroviper Calculating status...
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    Sep 4, 2008 6:12 AM (in response to Rudegar)
    This is almost impossible. Without knowing the exact position, type of, speed etc of the chips you would most likely fry your touch. This is also against the Apple terms of use of the touch so I wouldn't recommend talking about it.

    They sell bigger versions for a reason.
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  • PT Level 7 Level 7 (20,870 points)
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    Sep 4, 2008 6:18 AM (in response to spyroviper)
    spyroviper wrote:
    This is almost impossible. Without knowing the exact position, type of, speed etc of the chips you would most likely fry your touch. This is also against the Apple terms of use of the touch so I wouldn't recommend talking about it.


    What? What "terms of use of the Touch" is you speak of?

    And I bet it isn't "almost impossible" but certainly not trivial. Many larger Flash chips are drop in replacements to their smaller versions. I have no idea what the Touch uses but it might be possible. Of course I would only attempt it if I didn't care if I accidentally screwed up the Touch and wanted to try it just for the sake of seeing if I could do it.

    Patrick
    eMac 1.25GHz/1G/160GB/Superdrive  250/200/80 FW Ext Drives , Mac OS X (10.4.10),  Canon iP4200 printer  iLife v4  30GB and 80GB 5th Gen iPods
  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,525 points)
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    Sep 4, 2008 6:27 AM (in response to PT)
    "What? What "terms of use of the Touch" is you speak of?"

    forum rules which I'm sure few people ever really read

    http://discussions.apple.com/help.jspa#terms
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  • PT Level 7 Level 7 (20,870 points)
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    Sep 4, 2008 6:38 AM (in response to Rudegar)
    Rudegar wrote:
    "What? What "terms of use of the Touch" is you speak of?"

    forum rules which I'm sure few people ever really read

    http://discussions.apple.com/help.jspa#terms


    Which are the terms of use for this site, not "of the Touch", as spyroviper implied exists somewhere.

    And if spyroviper did mean the Terms of Use for this site, then I do not believe there is any restriction put on discussion posts which describe hardware modifications to iPods (or other Apple hardware). If I missed it, I am sure someone can point it out to me.

    Patrick
    eMac 1.25GHz/1G/160GB/Superdrive  250/200/80 FW Ext Drives , Mac OS X (10.4.10),  Canon iP4200 printer  iLife v4  30GB and 80GB 5th Gen iPods

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