ipod mini rebirth

Discussion in 'iPod' started by smartalic34, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. smartalic34
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    macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2006
    I have an ipod mini with what appears to be a shot hard drive. I have opened it up and taken out the old hard drive, and I left the orange ribbon w/ the gold connectors attached. Can I just pop on a CompactFlash card to this connector?

    If so, will this work:


    much appreciated
  2. lostless
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    macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
  3. Readma
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    macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2007
    I would say that your better off buying a ipod mini hard drive off ebay or something. But considering the Compact flash card is only $13 you could always give that a try first and see how it goes. If it works you fixed the ipod for $13 if it doesnt then you paid $13 more.
  4. waffle911
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    macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2007
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    Yes, it will; but why stop there when Compact flash goes all the way up to 32GB? You can at least treat yourself to 8GB, as that is likely all you'll need or care to pay for for an old iPod mini.
  5. bloodycape
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    macrumors 65816

    Jun 18, 2005
    I have already done a 32gb mod and it works well. Nice thing about CF cards you get a slightly better battery life.

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