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TyleRomeo
Mar 24, 2005, 12:25 AM
ok my 40Gb 3G iPod died. The hard drive is shot. I'm going to be picking up a 30GB photo ipod as a replacement but how hard is it to pick up a 1.8 drive and pop it inside the dead 40GB pod? If anything I know i can probably use the battery as a replacement backup. But I would love to try and bring this pod back to life. Except I can't find any sites that sell 1.8 drives and to make sure that it will fit inside my iPod. I'm assuming I can get a 2 platter drive. Since i think the 40GB is 2 20GB platters. Anyone do this, try this, or know anything about something like a project like this.
Ive torn thru the inside my powermac so i kinda know my way around a mac but the ipod is so tiny and a little intimidating.

Tyler

puckhead193
Mar 24, 2005, 12:29 AM
i have no clue - but off topic where on LI are you from, i'm also from LI?

TyleRomeo
Mar 24, 2005, 12:53 AM
i have no clue - but off topic where on LI are you from, i'm also from LI?

i'm from Commack and I still have a broken iPod that i want to mod.

840quadra
Mar 24, 2005, 04:53 AM
ok my 40Gb 3G iPod died. The hard drive is shot. I'm going to be picking up a 30GB photo ipod as a replacement but how hard is it to pick up a 1.8 drive and pop it inside the dead 40GB pod? If anything I know i can probably use the battery as a replacement backup. But I would love to try and bring this pod back to life. Except I can't find any sites that sell 1.8 drives and to make sure that it will fit inside my iPod. I'm assuming I can get a 2 platter drive. Since i think the 40GB is 2 20GB platters. Anyone do this, try this, or know anything about something like a project like this.
Ive torn thru the inside my powermac so i kinda know my way around a mac but the ipod is so tiny and a little intimidating.

Tyler


No warranty ? My 3 G is still under warranty and I bought it when the 40g's were still somewhat new. Did you buy one of the first models?

What about Ebay? you can buy HDD's for Ipods on Ebay. The Ipod case isn't that hard to open, you could (with time and paitence) replace the drive yourself!

Just a thought..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=67839&item=5762850527&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3281&item=5761719266&rd=1

dan-o-mac
Mar 24, 2005, 07:08 AM
You can try this place. they upgrade the hard drive on your ipod, but they also have ipod repair.

http://techrestore.com/xcart/home.php?cat=280

puckhead193
Mar 24, 2005, 10:29 AM
i'm from Commack and I still have a broken iPod that i want to mod.

Holy Crap, i'm from dix hills :eek:

fartheststar
Mar 24, 2005, 12:19 PM
You can try this place. they upgrade the hard drive on your ipod, but they also have ipod repair.

http://techrestore.com/xcart/home.php?cat=280

Here's an article about it:

http://www.macobserver.com/article/2005/03/22.4.shtml

TyleRomeo
Mar 24, 2005, 02:23 PM
Here's an article about it:

http://www.macobserver.com/article/2005/03/22.4.shtml

thanks for the link but it seems that they don't allow a 40GB to 40GB transfer. If I'm going to pay someone to install a new drive in my ipod id want the 60GB disk in there and not drop it down to a 20 or 30GB one. Has anyone here performed their own successful surgeries on their iPods.

Tyler

Manzana
Mar 24, 2005, 04:05 PM
they don't allow a 40GB to 40GB transfer


just use the 30 to 40 program

Manzana
Mar 24, 2005, 04:25 PM
or you could send it in to iPod ResQ (http://www.ipodresq.com/detail.php?prodID=P010069)