27 Sep '14, 3pm

Reanimating a Philips HDD 1420 MP3 Player via @Hackaday

Reanimating a Philips HDD 1420 MP3 Player via @Hackaday

I did similar with my iAudio X5, one of the best sounding mp3 players ever. First problem was the battery, I used mobile phone battery, removed protection circuit and soldered iAudio’s. Another problem was 1.8″ hard drive that likes to suck batteries, I ordered 1.8″->CF adapter and replaced hard drive with 32GB CF card. Now I have more playback hours than device had when it was new. It is also much lighter and resistant to drops. Rockbox was my choice too, it has many options and supports flac, ogg, mp3, and other audio formats. Luckily guys who made that device did not introduce proprietary charging, it can be charged via miniUSB port or with DC adapter. Device shows in Windows as normal removable drive. BTW, I also have some Philips goGear devices, but with flash memory, not with hard disk. They can be charged with normal miniUSB plug, and don’t require any programs on y...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/09/26/reanimating-a-philips-hdd-...

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