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iPod Question - Re-routing button switches? Answered

I had a wonderful idea, one which, thanks to Kiteman's Law, will be made into an Instructable if all turns out. For this, I am using an iPod Shuffle, second generation. I will remove the aluminum case, so as to expose the circuit board and battery, etc. I figure since the iPod is small, the buttons that are on it will be surface mounted, like a cell phone. Does anyone know if (and how) these could be modified/hacked so as to enable me to use my own push-button switch? So as to give you a somewhat vague idea of what I am creating, I am virtually super-sizing the iPod. Thanks y'all!

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

13 years ago

it's extremeley simple. Just solder a lead onto each pad where they would make contact and just put a momentary switch in. If multiple buttons have one of the 2 contacts the same (such as in a PSP) then you need less wires.

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Bran
Bran

Reply 13 years ago

I'm not sure I understand you fully - solder a lead where the original button is soldered? Thanks for the help.