Step 6: Reassembly

Once you have wired up the BT module, install the CF adapter. Carefuly thread the BT power, ground, LED and audio leads around the CF adapter and position it as shown. Use a little bit of tape to keep things in place. You might also want to glue down your wires so they don't break off.

The kind of wire you use also makes a big difference. If the wires are too large, you will have trouble closing the case. I used wire wrap wire the first time around but found it was too fragile and kept having to repair broken connections. 28g or 30g "soft" wire works best.
<p>This could really use an update in terms of which BTA to use. Does anyone have any feedback?</p>
<p>I used the ESYNIC Bluetooth 4.1 Music Transmitter since it had the most current features...</p><p>https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LWIJLHW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1</p>
iPod Video (Classic) 5g+5.5g internal Bluetooth Mod thread<p>http://www.head-fi.org/t/828222/ipod-video-classic-5g-5-5g-internal-bluetooth-mod-thread</p>
I'm looking into doing this mod, however, I do admit that I'm a dunce with soldering connections. If anyone can help update this mod, or post an instructable that has all the instructions, please message me if you have managed to upload it. Thank you
Will This Effect My Jailbreak
How does using the BT impact the battery life of the iPod?
It all depends on the module you use but yes, it will use up more of your battery. I recharge mine pretty much everyday so it doesn't really matter to me. However, keep in mind that if you change out your HD for flash, you'll be gaining battery life there.
and if you are using CF you should have the room for a hi cap LI POLY battery from the 4g series. Which would give you about a 370% increase in battery life + CF = 400%. http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/BIPOD1350MPH/
are you sure these work in the 5g ipods
do you still remember the model number of this bluetooth module?
Does this work with the new ipod classics?<br>
look at the last slide before this there are three. the blue wire is audio ground.
ur link is dead
Everything you need, is here people http://pinouts.ru/PortableDevices/ipod_pinout.shtml
my broter puled my clam shel ipod shuffle out while sinking and killed it i got it to work againand i hate the updated firmware
The ground goes to the frame doesn't it always? As far as the actual DC+ all you need is a multimeter, a new battery in your ipod, and some patience.
Can you please tell me where the power and ground go to? I have my board all wired up, have completed the flash card upgrade, just finished tribooting IPL, RockBox and the Original FW. All I need now is to know where to solder the power and ground because I can't find my multimeter anywhere and really don't have the money to go spend $30+ on a new one.
where does the ground for the audio go to on the ipod? and where do the ground and power go to on the ipod that were on the top right of the bluetooth mb?
I second this request. This guide is useless because it leaves out these 2 critical steps. They show you disassembly, reassembly, but leave out where you actually solder the bluetooth power and audio wires. PLEASE&nbsp;FIX&nbsp;THIS&nbsp;GUIDE.&nbsp;IT&nbsp;IS&nbsp;USELESS&nbsp;IN&nbsp;IT'S&nbsp;CURRENT&nbsp;STATE!!<br />
No need for insults, this instructable is not useless, tons of people have successfully modded their ipods with this guide.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> As for the power &amp; ground, it was left out on purpose.&nbsp; If you can't figure out where to solder these two then you probably shouldn't be doing it...<br />
&nbsp;does this enable you to sync with your computer via BT?
Hey, I am looking at modding either a 5G or 4G ipod with the compactflash internal ssd and then adding a FM transmitter. My problem is though that I can not find the internal voltage that the ipod runs on anywhere on the internet. I need this because as I have the larger version of both these ipods I wish to add an internal fm transmitter (belkin tunecast 1 or equivalent) for use in the car. I know that most electronic devices run at 5v and was wondering if the ipod has a dc-dc transformer in it to transfer the voltage from the 3.7v lithium cell. Am I right to assume that the dc-dc converter only turn on when the ipod is on? If so I will just use a voltage divider to supply my 3v input for the FM transmitter. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Robert Springer
Must use up to 50% more power... so you will need to tether this baby, which will make the fact that its bluetooth kind of useless... because your wiring it up.
Wouldn't the constant exposure to the bluetooth give me cancer? I usually keep my ipod in my pocket the entire time. Im thinking long-term, I'm 16. So I don't wanna die at 50 or 40.
i dont think bluetooth gives you cancer
wat do u mean by nope. nope as in it doesnt give u cancer or nope as in ur wrong
Doesn't give you cancer.
Everything gives you cancer. Starting with breathing. You just have to make your choice and take your risk. I don't mess with radioactive materials, or XRays, or asbestos, or tobacco, etc... But as for radio transmission using a low range transmitter like BT... The risk is so low, it's not worth worrying about - probably comparable to getting struck by lightening. Twice. In the same place.
not trying to rip on you in particular but to the general population...it drives me crazy when people say the higher number and then the lower number lol i.e. "50 or 40" or oh go put the cookies in for 15 or 10 minutes...its 10 OR 15 MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH lol
Sorry mate but its a difference of opinion. It may annoy you, but try venting it somewhere more appropriate.
i agree, this is not the place to vent about it lol, but i do think that is lower to higher numbers.
I felt this was pretty appropriate considering this is a fun site for people and i thought I made it pretty clear it was a joke...I realize different people and places have different ways...lighten up
Have to agree. It just goes against grammatical convention. Just don't get me started on -Lack of capital letters -No space before ellipsis -Lack of quotation marks for direct speech -Overuse of exclamation marks -Etc -Etc Lol
I think thats microwave radiation and cell phones, bluetooth isn't powerful like cell phones
how much are the clear front panels and where do you buy them?
For a 5th gen video they're only 10 bucks with a tool kit and everything else you need.<br/>get em at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rapidrepair.com/shop/ivue-ipod-crystal-case.html">http://www.rapidrepair.com/shop/ivue-ipod-crystal-case.html</a><br/><br/>just be warned, if you live outside of the us, they only ship international priority so you'll end up spending 30 bucks on shipping.<br/>
Really good tutorial! I might try it! but what do you mean by : CF card fully ATA compliant
fully ATA compliant means that the card will look just like a hard drive to the iPod.
or in other words:CF is fully <em><strong>IDE</strong></em><br/>
or sata
no not sata sata dosnt have 50 pins(i counted)
lol, thats a lot of counting :O
not really sata has only a few pins, less than 20 i think, ATA compliant means you arnt using some wierd SCSI, SATA, IDE, S-IDE, are all ATA
where on the ipod motherboard can you tap into the positive and negative power from the battery on a 5th generation ipod?
i would like to know what the hot glued wires are for? and because i do not see a place for the ground audio common where does it go?
can you fit everything in it if you leave the hard drive in......it's pretty tight.....
you can with the 60/80 gb backplate
If i add the bluetooth, will i still be able to plug in normal headphones?
Where can you find the clear cover? They have a clear casing over the white/black color... could you use that?

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