Do I need to reinstall iPod software after replacing hard drive?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by JCLrox, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. JCLrox macrumors regular

    JCLrox

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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!
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    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.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    Not too sure but I think the firmware is stored on chips and not on the HD.
     
  4. JCLrox thread starter macrumors regular

    JCLrox

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    That sounds pretty straightforward. Thanks for your help!
     

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