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JCLrox
Dec 16, 2012, 09:08 PM
I have an original iPod, first gen, and I want to replace the hard drive. Before I do this, I want to be sure I know what I'm doing, so will I need to reinstall the iPod software on the hard drive? If so, how would I go about doing this? Thanks!



Jessica Lares
Dec 16, 2012, 09:36 PM
I have an original iPod, first gen, and I want to replace the hard drive. Before I do this, I want to be sure I know what I'm doing, so will I need to reinstall the iPod software on the hard drive? If so, how would I go about doing this? Thanks!

You would do it through iTunes. Just restore it. It works because you're only replacing the storage part, and not the identification circuit parts, etc.

rgarjr
Dec 16, 2012, 09:39 PM
Not too sure but I think the firmware is stored on chips and not on the HD.

JCLrox
Dec 17, 2012, 06:10 AM
That sounds pretty straightforward. Thanks for your help!

macking104
Dec 17, 2012, 11:02 PM
iPod repair guide: http://www.ifixit.com/Device/iPod