Got a new Mp3 player, ssome questions about modding it.

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Got a new Mp3 player, ssome questions about modding it.

Post by ganonbanned » Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:09 pm

I just got a new mp3 player, a Sandisk sansa m240 (1 GB).

I already asked on F42 about podcasts, but now I have some more questions.

1) It doesnt have a freakin' SD slot! anyway I can add one?
2) according to a friend, It is possible I can add another gig. Is this true, I dont think he knows what hes talking about, making sure.

I will probably think of more later.

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Post by bicostp » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:22 pm

ganonbanned wrote:1) It doesnt have a freakin' SD slot! anyway I can add one?
2) according to a friend, It is possible I can add another gig. Is this true, I dont think he knows what hes talking about, making sure.
1. No. Most of the other bigger Sansa models come equipped with one.

2. <img src="http://www.skytroniks.com/images/databa ... es/wtf.gif"> That's all I have to say about that.
I will probably think of more later.
Please don't. :|


I'm sorry, but where are you getting all these silly ideas?

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Post by vb_master » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:23 pm

ganonbanned wrote:2) according to a friend, It is possible I can add another gig. Is this true, I dont think he knows what hes talking about, making sure.
Oh yeah it's possible, buy you would never be able to do it.

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Post by ganonbanned » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:47 pm

vb_master wrote:
ganonbanned wrote:2) according to a friend, It is possible I can add another gig. Is this true, I dont think he knows what hes talking about, making sure.
Oh yeah it's possible, buy you would never be able to do it.
WTF is that supposed to mean?

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Post by vb_master » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:50 pm

ganonbanned wrote:
vb_master wrote:
ganonbanned wrote:2) according to a friend, It is possible I can add another gig. Is this true, I dont think he knows what hes talking about, making sure.
Oh yeah it's possible, buy you would never be able to do it.
WTF is that supposed to mean?
It means the pad spacing on the chip is really small and you wouldn't be able to soldering it on without completely copulate up the whole thing.

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Re: Got a new Mp3 player, ssome questions about modding it.

Post by bicostp » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:03 pm

ganonbanned wrote:
vb_master wrote:
ganonbanned wrote:2) according to a friend, It is possible I can add another gig. Is this true, I dont think he knows what hes talking about, making sure.
Oh yeah it's possible, buy you would never be able to do it.
WTF is that supposed to mean?
Well, when you have a surface mount flash chip on a board, and its pins are less than a millimeter apart... There's no way you can do that with a Radio Shack iron. You need fancy equipment to do surface mount stuff like that properly. (The thinnest tip I have for my Weller looks like an inflating needle for sports equipment, and it's still too big.)

Surface mount chips like that are extremely hard to do properly. It's easier to cleanly solder jewelry.

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Post by vb_master » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:30 pm

bicostp wrote:
ganonbanned wrote:
vb_master wrote:
ganonbanned wrote:2) according to a friend, It is possible I can add another gig. Is this true, I dont think he knows what hes talking about, making sure.
Oh yeah it's possible, buy you would never be able to do it.
WTF is that supposed to mean?
Well, when you have a surface mount flash chip on a board, and its pins are less than a millimeter apart... There's no way you can do that with a Radio Shack iron. You need fancy equipment to do surface mount stuff like that properly. (The thinnest tip I have for my Weller looks like an inflating needle for sports equipment, and it's still too big.)

Surface mount chips like that are extremely hard to do properly. It's easier to cleanly solder jewelry.
Actually you could build an hot air soldering iron with a desoldering iron, some desoldering braid, and a fish pump.

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Post by *o* » Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:01 am

the SMD iron VB mentioned is not hot enough to solder most IC's.

Basically heres what you do, go get your mp3 player, fill mp3 player with music, plug in headphones, listen to music, enjoy and stop wanting to mod it
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