iPod 3G harddrive upgrade

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Archduk3, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Archduk3 macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2012
    So, I searched for this but got nothing.

    I was cleaning out my old room at my parents place the other day and found my old iPod 3g 10 gb. I was expecting it to be totally dead but after hooking it up through firewire it sprung to life. The drive itself was believed to be dead and battery lasted me for out 3 seconds. But that got me thinking.

    In these hipster times, can I upgrade it and make my old favorite jukebox usable again?

    So I know that I need to change the logicboard, and the battery, the firewire connection to laptops are dead, and as I said, battery has clearly no juice left.

    But then I started thinking of hardrives. And googling the issue didn't really help me. I am now used to having a iPod classic 160 gb, a great tool which I love. Because of that I am used to bring more than 60 gigabyte of music around.

    Does the logicboard have a maximum amount of gigabytes its supports? Or is it a certain special type of connectors I need for my drive?

    Any help would be amazing.

  2. herruberraschen macrumors newbie


    Jan 23, 2011
    It is dependent on both and updating that iPod will be a tedious task.
  3. Archduk3 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2012

    It says iPod...

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