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Winstonp
Jan 15, 2007, 11:19 AM
I have a broken 20gb 4G ipod. It turns on and has a good battery, but the drive clicks and is dead.

I also have a 40gb 3G ipod. It does not turn on at all. (not sure why). I think that battery is totally depleted.


Can I combine their internals to make a working iPod.?



ITASOR
Jan 15, 2007, 11:21 AM
You can put the good 40GB hard drive from the 3G in the 4G iPod and you should have a working 4G iPod.

Winstonp
Jan 15, 2007, 11:23 AM
You can put the good 40GB hard drive from the 3G in the 4G iPod and you should have a working 4G iPod.

Aren't the drives physically different in size?

Warbrain
Jan 15, 2007, 11:34 AM
Aren't the drives physically different in size?

Nope, Apple has always used laptop HDDs in their iPods. It should be a 2.5-inch HDD.

Winstonp
Jan 15, 2007, 11:39 AM
Nope, Apple has always used laptop HDDs in their iPods. It should be a 2.5-inch HDD.

Why is the 40gb thicker than the 20gb?

robbieduncan
Jan 15, 2007, 11:44 AM
Nope, Apple has always used laptop HDDs in their iPods. It should be a 2.5-inch HDD.

Apple have never used laptop drives in iPods. They have always been sub-laptop 1.8" drives, not 2.5".

X5-452
Jan 15, 2007, 02:51 PM
Why is the 40gb thicker than the 20gb?

The 20GB hard drive is made from a single platter, whilst the 40GB one is comprised of 2 platters. You can now get 60GB hard drives in single platter form, so if you happen to have someone who has a busted 60GB 5G iPod then see if they won't sell it to you for a couple bucks and steal the drive for use in your 4G.

Labi
Jan 17, 2007, 05:14 AM
Nope, Apple has always used laptop HDDs in their iPods. It should be a 2.5-inch HDD.

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