Will this work? (iPod repairs)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Winstonp, Jan 15, 2007.

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    Winstonp

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    I have a broken 20gb 4G ipod. It turns on and has a good battery, but the drive clicks and is dead.

    I also have a 40gb 3G ipod. It does not turn on at all. (not sure why). I think that battery is totally depleted.


    Can I combine their internals to make a working iPod.?
     
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    ITASOR

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    You can put the good 40GB hard drive from the 3G in the 4G iPod and you should have a working 4G iPod.
     
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    Winstonp

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    Aren't the drives physically different in size?
     
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    Warbrain

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    Nope, Apple has always used laptop HDDs in their iPods. It should be a 2.5-inch HDD.
     
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    Winstonp

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    Why is the 40gb thicker than the 20gb?
     
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    robbieduncan

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    Apple have never used laptop drives in iPods. They have always been sub-laptop 1.8" drives, not 2.5".
     
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    X5-452

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    The 20GB hard drive is made from a single platter, whilst the 40GB one is comprised of 2 platters. You can now get 60GB hard drives in single platter form, so if you happen to have someone who has a busted 60GB 5G iPod then see if they won't sell it to you for a couple bucks and steal the drive for use in your 4G.
     
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    The art of being wrong with confidence:confused:
     

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