Dead iPod...Now What?

TyleRomeo

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ok my 40Gb 3G iPod died. The hard drive is shot. I'm going to be picking up a 30GB photo ipod as a replacement but how hard is it to pick up a 1.8 drive and pop it inside the dead 40GB pod? If anything I know i can probably use the battery as a replacement backup. But I would love to try and bring this pod back to life. Except I can't find any sites that sell 1.8 drives and to make sure that it will fit inside my iPod. I'm assuming I can get a 2 platter drive. Since i think the 40GB is 2 20GB platters. Anyone do this, try this, or know anything about something like a project like this.
Ive torn thru the inside my powermac so i kinda know my way around a mac but the ipod is so tiny and a little intimidating.

Tyler
 

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TyleRomeo said:
ok my 40Gb 3G iPod died. The hard drive is shot. I'm going to be picking up a 30GB photo ipod as a replacement but how hard is it to pick up a 1.8 drive and pop it inside the dead 40GB pod? If anything I know i can probably use the battery as a replacement backup. But I would love to try and bring this pod back to life. Except I can't find any sites that sell 1.8 drives and to make sure that it will fit inside my iPod. I'm assuming I can get a 2 platter drive. Since i think the 40GB is 2 20GB platters. Anyone do this, try this, or know anything about something like a project like this.
Ive torn thru the inside my powermac so i kinda know my way around a mac but the ipod is so tiny and a little intimidating.

Tyler

No warranty ? My 3 G is still under warranty and I bought it when the 40g's were still somewhat new. Did you buy one of the first models?

What about Ebay? you can buy HDD's for Ipods on Ebay. The Ipod case isn't that hard to open, you could (with time and paitence) replace the drive yourself!

Just a thought..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=67839&item=5762850527&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3281&item=5761719266&rd=1
 

TyleRomeo

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fartheststar said:
thanks for the link but it seems that they don't allow a 40GB to 40GB transfer. If I'm going to pay someone to install a new drive in my ipod id want the 60GB disk in there and not drop it down to a 20 or 30GB one. Has anyone here performed their own successful surgeries on their iPods.

Tyler
 
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