4G hard drive went poop

Discussion in 'iPod' started by opusthe2nd, Mar 13, 2006.

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    opusthe2nd

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    What can I replace it with? What options do I have?
     
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    calebjohnston

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    You need to give much more information than this. Although I laughed when I read "went poop".

    What kind of computer?
     
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    We're in the iPod forum. ;) It's probably his iPod mini's drive that went dead.
     
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    calebjohnston

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    =) Ah, if only I had the ability to read.

    Assuming he's right, you can either buy a new harddrive and install it yourself - which is tricky for someone that has never done anything like it before, or send it off to apple and have them replace it - which can be expensive.

    Gotta love when your options suck. Maybe buy a new nano if you don't need much space?

    Or just steal it. The stores don't have THAT good of a security system. I've walked out juggling powermacs. Twice.

    ...shutup Caleb.
     
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    zap2

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    or his 4Gen iPod (or his iPod Mini 4GB as your said )or he might not know that his Nano has a Flash drive, so he called it a 4GB Hard Drive


    edit-Well i also learned to read, it say iPod Mini in his sig, so it not likly a Nano/4G iPod unless he forgot to put it in his sig,

    As for opening a Mini, i have never done it, i have open a 4G, which was easyish because it has a metal back, while the Mini is "encased" in the Color Stuff, is it still AppleCared for? If it is call Apple up and get a new one
     
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    opusthe2nd

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    Ha! Maybe I need to learn to post a proper message.

    I have a 20G, 4th Gen iPod that has a bad hard drive. Since I posted, I have found out that I CANT use a laptop HD in it. Replacement HD's are quite expensive for an iPod....stupid design flaw. I can put a new drive in, thats not a problem. I gave a guy $20 for the iPod and want to put a 15-20G HD in it, without spending enough to buy a new iPod.

    There, that should clear it up a little.
     
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    calebjohnston

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    There are sites that you can order replacement harddrives + the kit to do it. I'm not sure what they are, but google for them - you'll find a few. If you have ever opened up a computer to repair/replace things before, you shouldn't have a problem.
     

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