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Third Party => Repairing and Upgrading Rockbox Capable Players => Topic started by: ramses on December 01, 2006, 04:49:21 AM

Title: ipod 4 dead: - battery? harddisk?
Post by: ramses on December 01, 2006, 04:49:21 AM
Hi,

suddenly my  Ipod (4. Gen, grey, 20 GB) does't start:

Charging by usb-cable connected to pc there happens NOTHING.

Using the FW-cable i am able to do some tests (reset-->then backward/center-button), going to disk mode (reset-->then play/center-button) there is th following output in my linux-console:
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Nov 30 21:02:11 jupp ieee1394: Node changed: 0-00:1023 -> 0-01:1023
Nov 30 21:02:15 jupp ieee1394: Node resumed: ID:BUS[0-00:1023]  GUID[000a270002996810]
Nov 30 21:02:15 jupp scsi6 : SBP-2 IEEE-1394
Nov 30 21:02:15 jupp ieee1394: sbp2: Workarounds for node 0-00:1023: 0x8 (firmware_revision 0x0a2700, vendor_id 0x000a27, model_id 0x000021)
Nov 30 21:02:16 jupp ieee1394: sbp2: Logged into SBP-2 device
Nov 30 21:02:16 jupp ieee1394: Node 0-00:1023: Max speed [S400] - Max payload [2048]
Nov 30 21:02:16 jupp scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access-RBC Apple    iPod             1.62 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
Nov 30 21:02:16 jupp SCSI device sdc: 39063023 512-byte hdwr sectors (20000 MB)
Nov 30 21:02:16 jupp sdc: Write Protect is off
Nov 30 21:02:16 jupp sdc: Mode Sense: 04 00 00 00
Nov 30 21:02:16 jupp SCSI device sdc: drive cache: write through
Nov 30 21:02:16 jupp SCSI device sdc: 39063023 512-byte hdwr sectors (20000 MB)
Nov 30 21:02:16 jupp sdc: Write Protect is off
Nov 30 21:02:16 jupp sdc: Mode Sense: 04 00 00 00
Nov 30 21:02:16 jupp SCSI device sdc: drive cache: write through
Nov 30 21:02:16 jupp sdc: [mac] sdc1 sdc2 sdc3
Nov 30 21:02:16 jupp sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sdc
Nov 30 21:02:16 jupp sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 14

But: The output from
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fdisk -l doesn't show the disk.
Now, when i disconnected the cable there is only a battery symbol with a litte triange and a "!" in it.
Then the display goes dark...

I had the device in a Apple store yesterday, they called him dead after partitioning the disk.
I think they had the hd Mac partitioned (see the output above), so i can't get the device mounted??
I ordered a new battery for the ipod, but i also have to get the hd mounted.
So: Is there any way to partition thee device in fat32 format, have linux on my machines, and has anybody a MBR?

Or - what do you think generally??

Little bit confused...

Ramses
Title: Re: ipod 4 dead: - battery? harddisk?
Post by: Chronon on December 21, 2006, 03:23:40 PM
I think if the battery issue can be resolved and you can get it to mount to your system then there should be no problem re-formatting the HFS partition to FAT32 (e.g. mkdosfs).