Ipod 20GB Classic - Compact Flash installed

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ComputersaysNo, Nov 2, 2010.

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    ComputersaysNo

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    Hi :)

    I've got an Ipod Classic 20GB, model A-1059 in front of me with a dead harddrive. I replaced the harddrive with a 4GB Compact Flash card, hoping that itunes would recognize it & restore.... but it didn't.

    To make the compactflash fit, i cutted a little notch of the HD-connector as internet gives me the idea that convert-to-flash-adapters are more or less nothing more than straight electrical connections, no cross wiring or so.

    It's a hobbyproject, no major loss as it is an old device, and not even mine.

    Who can point me in the right direction to get this oldie back on track? I did some googling and came up with not so much.

    I think i need something to download and install on the CF but i have no idea what or where to look.

    If you need more info, please ask. I'm running win7 btw.

    Thank you very much :)
     
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    ComputersaysNo

    #3
    Thanks!

    I was looking for a way around some sort of adapter, but i'll read it anyway.

    In the meanwhile. I had the HD out of the ipod, charged it with the CF installed and so far no luck.

    I just putted back the HD after some tapping and squeezing it and it is alive!

    So far so good. I don't trust the hardware one bit, as it already has died once. However. I still can't get a connection with my PC. Any idea how to access it? Is Itunes able to recognize it or is it too old for the latest version?

    Thanks!
     
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    ComputersaysNo

    #4
    Nevermind, changing the usb-port and then restore was the answer. :)
     

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