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polevault139
Jan 1, 2007, 11:45 AM
My friend has a 20GB Click Wheel iPod. He gets the sad iPod, and the caution folder thing. I forced it into disk mode and plugged it into my computer. I tried restoring it and I kept getting Error 1418. So I think his iPod is dead and needs a new hard drive. Am I right?



spork183
Jan 1, 2007, 11:50 AM
Here's a link on possible fixes. They include reformatting the drive, not just restoring.

http://www.1418hell.com/2006/11/04/itunes-breaks-2nd-generation-shuffles-too/#comments

Good luck!

polevault139
Jan 1, 2007, 12:15 PM
My friend decided he wants a larger hard drive anyways so I am going to replace it. Can i put in the 60GB drive as long as it is 1.8"?

spork183
Jan 1, 2007, 12:21 PM
you should be able to put in the 60, but why? Find a used one with a 60, and video capability. You'll probably be out about the same amount of money, and you get better battery life, etc.

You would however lose out on the fun of cracking it open and mucking around inside. If you reformat his 20, and sell it, and factor in the savings from not buying the 1.8 60gb, you should come out about even with a better pod. If you have a 1.8 60 laying around in need of use, then forget everything I wrote...

polevault139
Jan 1, 2007, 12:59 PM
He ordered the 20GB. After I install it how do I format it? Do I need to use Disk Utility?

robPOD
Jan 1, 2007, 01:27 PM
Lol its DEAD DEAD DEAD !!!!

spork183
Jan 1, 2007, 01:30 PM
He ordered the 20GB. After I install it how do I format it? Do I need to use Disk Utility?

if you wish to play music again, reformat it with the software that came with the pod originally, then do the updates.

FDX
Jan 1, 2007, 01:33 PM
I read it to fast and thought you wrote my friend is dead....I thought 911 might be better...Anyway.....Never mind.

StealthRider
Jan 1, 2007, 01:34 PM
No - a 60GB is double-platter, and the 20GB is single. You need a single-platter, 1.8" drive.

spork183
Jan 1, 2007, 02:23 PM
No - a 60GB is double-platter, and the 20GB is single. You need a single-platter, 1.8" drive.

yep, difference in how thick the drive is.

Techrestore is offering a 20->60gb 4th generation upgrade. They would have to be using a 60gb single platter drive.

http://techrestore.com/xcart/product.php?productid=16288&cat=279&page=1