iPod HDD transplant

Discussion in 'iPod' started by alphaq619, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. alphaq619 macrumors member

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    I have a 1G 5GB iPod and a 4G 20GB iPod. The 4G click wheel no longer works. I just bought a replacement battery for my 1G and I was thinking, I would love to get that 20GB HD into the 1G iPod shell.

    Has anyone done this? Does anyone think this is possible?
     
  2. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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  3. Labi macrumors regular

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    I doubt that 1G will support drives larger then 5GB.
     
  4. alphaq619 thread starter macrumors member

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    The 1G and 2G were basically the same except that the 2G had 10GB and 20GB sizes with touch scroll wheels. Since the 2G went all the way up to a 20GB HD, I'm guessing it MAY be possible.

    Has anyone tried doing this?
     
  5. lamina macrumors 68000

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    This will be really interesting to hear about. Please post your results.
     
  6. Mord macrumors G4

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    if you dont do it make sure you get the right front for your 4g, i replaced the front/clickwheel on a friends one and they bought one from a 40GB photo so the lcd in it can flap about a bit in it, make sure what you buy is from a 4th gen 20GB B&W ipod
     

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