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Old Jul 30, 2013, 06:17 AM   #1
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iPod 5g or 5.5g hard drive replacement

Hi,
I have an old iPod 5/5.5g 30gb that broke a few years back. I'm wanting to repair it for a friend. I'm assuming that the problem is a hard drive failure - it makes a horrible clicking sound when spinning up and usually fails to keep spinning, and under disk utility on my mac it can't format the drive (it also sees it as a 12.1gb drive...).

So, it's my understanding that the hard drive is broken - i could have also dropped it a few years back, i don't remember.


Anyway, i have no way of telling whether it's a 5g or 5.5g, because i can't get it to work to see if i have the search function or not...

Does it matter which hard drive i put in this? Can i put a 30, 60 or 80gb drive in, or can it only be 30/60 or 30/80?

I'm also guessing that i can't put an ipod 6g/7g 160gb hard drive in there? It's a shame because they're really cheap (only 40 on ebay).

Anything else i need to look out for?

If you're going to post links or recommend sites, i live in the UK, so no international please.

Thanks
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 04:00 AM   #2
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Anybody? She goes travelling on August 18th so i'd like to have this fixed up before then if i can
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You may want to read this thread for more (if not all) information you need.
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Old Aug 1, 2013, 04:58 AM   #4
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You may want to read this thread for more (if not all) information you need.
Ok great, it seems as though mine is a 5g (defined by a white sticker underneath the LCD ribbon cable on the logic board), and can take up to a max of 120gb before problems start to arise (according to other users on the forums).


My question now is, i've found a 120gb drive [samsung HS12YHA - 5mm thickness]: Can i use the 120gb ipod 6g backplate on an ipod 5g?

The ipod 5g 30gb has a thickness of 0.43 inches
The ipod 6g 120gb has a thickness of 0.41 inches


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Sorry, but i have no idea. Better ask in the linked thread, as all relevant knowledge seems to be gathered there.
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