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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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Do I need to reinstall iPod software after replacing hard drive?

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!
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:36 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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Not too sure but I think the firmware is stored on chips and not on the HD.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 06:10 AM   #4
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That sounds pretty straightforward. Thanks for your help!
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:02 PM   #5
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iPod repair guide: http://www.ifixit.com/Device/iPod
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