ipod drive

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by me hate windows, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. me hate windows macrumors 6502

    me hate windows

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    My iPod's hard drive is broken. Only about 1.7 gigs can be read and the other part doesn't work.:( It fell out of the car when I was getting out. My iPod is out of warrantie and I would rather get a new 10 or 20 gig drive than pay apple to fix it. I know that the 10 gig drive is just as thick as the 5 and the 20 is thicker. Could I put a new drive in myself? Could I fit a 20 in or would it be too thick? and where can I buy one of those drives?:confused:
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    too much of a hassle to just replace the hard drive, trust me it's been done befure. it might even be cheaper to get a 20gb iPod than to replace the hard drive in the 10gb iPod.
     
  3. Billicus macrumors 6502a

    Billicus

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    Re: ipod drive

    Apple would probably give you a ten gigabyte iPod if you can figure out a way to make the damage not your fault. (Ala: the iPod's gigabytes have mysteriously disappeared.);)
     
  4. iJon macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: ipod drive

    since its out of warranty dont count on it,lol.

    iJon
     
  5. me hate windows thread starter macrumors 6502

    me hate windows

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    i can open it, so all i have to do is buy a new drive. I opened it to fiddle around and see if I could magically get it to work(I thought the connection had come partially undon), but it is still 1.7 gigs. If somebody could tell me of a place to buy one of those drives, I will.
     
  6. Billicus macrumors 6502a

    Billicus

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    Re: Re: Re: ipod drive

    Oops.:D:eek:
     
  7. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    The drive is about the same if not more expensive than the ipod itself i think.
     

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