Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The old iPod dock works for all iPod models (except Shuffle) for syncing and audio out but it the s-video out does not work with the iPod Touch. For video out on the iPod Touch you have to buy the new cables from Apple. The only difference I have noticed on the new dock is it does NOT include s-video out, only audio. I´ve got the universal dock which came together with my 4th Gen. iPod and it works for all my iPods; 2 Nanos , 5th iPod video, I just don´t use the plastic caps to fit each model , to much work to change every time the cap to fit them . it works great as long as you don´t operate the unit while on the dock since the only one that fits nice & tight is the 5th gen video , all others are a bit loose ( they get slimmer & thinner every time ). other than that is fine.
I have a first gen. iPod nano dock that was just lying around the house. It is now useless because I lost my nano a few years ago. So, I was iPod-less for a sort time. After the ipod-blues... I got the iPod Touch. Having no dock for it, I had the brilliant idea of reviving my old lonely nano dock. Instead of buying another one, which is like $$.
Here's how I did it.
Step 1. Things you'll need.
Here are your materials.
- sand paper
- swiss knife / leatherman
- iPod nano dock
Step 2. First
Pry off the nano dock with the swiss knife/leatherman. (put some muscle in to it now)
Step 3. Next
Put the part with the circuit and connections aside for a while.
Working on the other panel, measure out the dimensions of the iPod touch and place those measurements to the nano dock, marking it with a pencil.
Step 4. Then..
Use the dremel / rotary tool to cut along the lines you measured and marked.
Sand the edges until it's smooth, so you won't get any scratches on your iPod when you put it in.
Step 5. Finish!
Snap the dock back together. make sure the outlets match the holes.
And presto!! An old new dock for your iPod.
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