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apple4life
Feb 20, 2006, 03:33 AM
My ipod 4g 20gb hd crapped out and I was wondering if anyone knows how to format a new drive and get the ipod software on it once a new hd is installed. I'm debating getting a new hd for it or just selling it for parts on ebay. I want to keep it because the case is in near mint condition and it is my first ipod... I found a place with the toshiba 20gb hd for less than $100 shipped and I have already popped it open and removed the old hard drive....

so, if I get the new drive what do I do once it's installed...?



Labi
Feb 21, 2006, 03:46 PM
Format the new disc, download the latest iPod updater here (http://www.apple.com/ipod/download/) install it and that should be it.

apple4life
Feb 21, 2006, 11:48 PM
Thank you Labi... I will give that a try and bring her back to life...! She sure is pretty and I don't have a need for the new features in the 5g and even thought of buying another 4g but why do that when it's fixable... thank you again and I may be back to ask more questions if I run into problems and to report on how the operation went for those interested... it may be a few weeks depending on when I place the order for the hd and shipping time...

Labi
Feb 22, 2006, 02:51 AM
Just make sure the conections to the HD are identical, cause you don't wanna end up with a new HD that won't fit into your iPod.

Scarlet Fever
Feb 22, 2006, 03:00 AM
i have a 3G iPod, what kind of HDD could i put in that? speed, size, etc

it would be pretty cool to have a huge HDD in an old iPod :p

Labi
Feb 22, 2006, 03:11 AM
i have a 3G iPod, what kind of HDD could i put in that? speed, size, etc

it would be pretty cool to have a huge HDD in an old iPod :p


I'm not sure if iPod uses the same HD as laptops use which are not too expensive. On the other hand the ones that I found here (http://www.pdasmart.com/ipodpartscenter3g.htm) are way too expensive ($170.00 for 20gigs). As for the speed and size, the higher the better :)