iPod and it's hard drive

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Hugh, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Hugh macrumors 6502a

    Hugh

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    Erie, PA
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    Are there any good trusted places out there that replace the hard drive in an iPod? I have had my iPod for 4 years now and it's mostly left on all the time. I think the hard drive is finally saying quits now. It will start to play the song then pause for a second then start back up as nothing is wrong. :(

    I have thought about seeing if I can get it repaired from Apple and I have a feeling that is just cheeper for me to get a new iPod (refurb).

    Thanks for your input on this matter.


    Hugh
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    you can find the drives from a variety of places from ebay to other sellers, and www.ifixit.com has guides on how to replace the drives if i remember correctly.
     
  3. aross99 macrumors 68000

    aross99

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    I replaced the hard drive on a Mini by purchasing one from eBay, and using the excellent iFixit instructions.

    I think that is definitely the way to go - assuming you can get the iPod open. iFix it also sells kits with the special tools to open the iPod. I have used them to replace batteries as well...
     
  4. Jecko024 macrumors member

    Jecko024

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    you may want to look into replacing it with a CompactFlash card if its old enough. Check ebay for something like this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SSD-flash-adapt...ryZ41994QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    and then go to instructables and check just look up "ipod CF" theres a few different tutorials for different gens, so as long as you have a 5g video or before, you can do this, or from what it looks like.

    Good Luck!
     

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