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Third Party => Repairing and Upgrading Rockbox Capable Players => Topic started by: esage21 on August 16, 2008, 10:29:55 PM

Title: iPod Video HDD Dead. Replace with Powerbook HDD???
Post by: esage21 on August 16, 2008, 10:29:55 PM
So my iPod 30GB 5th gen Video has died. Specifically it shows the sad iPod icon and the hard drive makes this clicking noise when I try to start it. I've tried various things to fix it but nothing worked. I do have two old PATA PowerBook HDDs, one from a G3(80GB) the other from a G4(100GB). And I got this idea... What if I used one of the old powerbook HDDs to bring back to life my iPod, a la Frankenstein? I know that the powerbook HDD won't fit in the case, and would need some kind of adapter to connect the "new" HDD to the iPod, but I can't help but think it is possible. Any ideas on how to do this? Any other suggestions as to what should become of my iPod? Thanks.
Title: Re: iPod Video HDD Dead. Replace with Powerbook HDD???
Post by: LambdaCalculus on August 16, 2008, 10:34:18 PM
Better idea: shop at iFixit! (http://www.ifixit.com)

I've purchased replacement hard drives from them already. They're a little pricey, but their quality is excellent and their shipping is lightning fast!
Title: Re: iPod Video HDD Dead. Replace with Powerbook HDD???
Post by: killer on October 25, 2008, 03:03:22 AM
it is possible if you could find an adopter from your HDD to zif, so that you could connect your HDD to your ipods logic board.. i know of a Compact Flash Card to zif but if your lucky to find an IDE or SATA to zif adapter, then it worth a shot!... or perhaps you could contact the guy on this site http://www.tarkan.info/20080126/tutorials/32gb-compact-flash-ipodĀ  and could guide you on how to's!

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Changed zip to zif, for future readers and strikethrough on SATA because portable players don't use SATA.