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Title: access bricked nano's flash?
Post by: gnu on May 04, 2007, 02:01:29 PM
Okay, I bricked my ipod nano by doing some soldering for a battery charger wrong, and now it's bricked. It's not able to charge anymore, and when it's connected to 5V USB power, the back of it get's really hot.
I want to exchange the nano's battery with some other 3.7V power source and then connect it to a PC, with a cable with a disconnected 5v power cable - just the data cables.
Could this work?  
Title: Re: access bricked nano's flash?
Post by: saratoga on May 04, 2007, 02:11:08 PM
I don't think that could be answered without knowing what you shorted out.  It might work, or it might damage the USB port you plugged it into, depending on whats broken.
Title: Re: access bricked nano's flash?
Post by: gnu on May 05, 2007, 11:13:35 AM
The point is, I don't know too much about electronics - otherwise I wouldn't have bricked my ipod...
Well, I've got an old computer that I can use to try if it works: it wouldn't matter if the USB port gets ruined.
That's the good thing: I can't loose anything.
Title: Re: access bricked nano's flash?
Post by: HellDragon on May 05, 2007, 11:44:54 PM
Never use your ipod to store important data  :(
Title: Re: access bricked nano's flash?
Post by: gnu on May 06, 2007, 08:41:08 AM
Couldn't you have told me this before? ;)