Revive my old iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by TyWahn, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. TyWahn, Oct 26, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013

    TyWahn macrumors 6502

    TyWahn

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    I have a 1st gen ipod with the scroll wheel that I want to revive. It has a bum battery (i think). Where is the best place to get one? Are the DIY kits easy to use?

    Edit: Now it has the sad face iPod. IS it useless?
     
  2. tevion5 macrumors 68000

    tevion5

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    I made a similar post recently asking for help. I was ignored to present. This forum doesn't seem to be as goo as the collectors or PPC in terms of repair advise and whatnot :/
     
  3. nigelly macrumors regular

    nigelly

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    go to ifixit.com

    great resource for repair manuals. and you can order all the parts and tools there for relatively cheap
     
  4. stiligFox macrumors 6502a

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    iFixit has many good tutorials on repairing iPods:

    http://www.ifixit.com/Device/iPod_1st_Generation

    Sadly, they don't seem to carry parts for that iPod any longer, but you can find most parts on eBay.

    A sad face sounds like the firmware may be corrupt or the hard drive may be bad, either of those being a fairly easy fix.
     

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