Repairing old iPod (3rd Gen)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by R.Youden, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    Well I was sorting through my draws the other day and I found my first ever iPod, a 20GB 3rd generation. I tried to fire it up but I got a folder and question mark symbol and the HD could be hear to click. I guess the HD has died and would love to get a replacement one and get it up and running in my car rather than relying on my iPhone all the time.

    My question is, what is the largest HD I can put in there? Can I just get a 60GB 1.8" (I think that the biggest) or does it have to be 20GB?

  2. saxon48 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    They got 40GB hard drives here.

    Not sure if a 60GB would fit, you may need to buy a thicker back plate to hold it, like you would if you were to put a 80GB drive in a 5G iPod, for example.

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