Ipod 20GB Classic - Compact Flash installed

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

  1. macrumors 6502


    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 :)
  2. macrumors 6502a

  3. macrumors 6502



    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?

  4. macrumors 6502


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

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