iPod classic red x on installing iFlash mod

fuchsdh

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So I got myself the iFlash adapter so that when I cracked open my iPod classic to swap its now 8-year old battery with a new one, I could also upgrade the 80GB hard drive with a 128GB flash drive (Transcend UHS-I 128GB SDXC card.) The installation went fairly smoothly, but I'm getting a red X on boot instead of a prompt to restore the iPod.

I've tried to boot into Disk Mode (resort it using menu + select, then when you hit the Apple logo hold select + play) with no success. Not sure if it's finicky and I'm just not doing it right. Other than that, am I hosed?
 

fuchsdh

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I've tried that now, and got the same issue. Figuring I might have damaged the cable somehow, I swapped the old HDD back and got it to boot fine, but then swapping to the SD card again created the same issue. It physically looks as though the ribbon cable is inserted in as far for the iFlash as it is for the HDD.

None of the instructions say anything about formatting the SD card, so presumably that isn't the issue.
 

alphaod

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I finally got to upgrading my iPod (been waiting for the 512GB SDXC cards to come down in price) and got the red X as well and I was looking up threads... then I realized that I plugged the iFlash adapter upside down.

Make sure your SD/CF card is face up (towards the back cover) on the adapter, because the ZIF connector goes in both ways, just doesn't work when it's upside down.
 
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