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i finally got around to taking my ipod apart by following the directions in "complete ipod dissembly" . if i gently shake the drive, i can hear a loose, rattling sound, so i'm assuming that it's foobarred.

unfortunately, but not surprisingly, it looks like the ipods have a magick partitioning scheme , which prevents me from just putting in a plain-vanilla toshiba 10 GB (HDD1262) hard drive , which is what's in there now. harrummph. it looks like the best you can do is try to scavenge a properly formatted drive off ebay . as luck with would have it, there's a 30 gigger for sale at a fairly reasonable price [ at least at this point and relative to getting a new 30 GB ipod ], but i'm not sure if it'll fit in my 10 gig case. the specs between the 10 gig and 30 gig look identical, except for a 3mm difference in the height of the drives [ and yes, all you smarty pants in the peanut gallery, the pin-outs are the same too ].

i'm tempted to just risk the hundred bucks or so for the 30 gig properly formatted drive, but i wish i has something to test the old drive beyond the "shake test" to ensure that it's really the root cause of the dead ipod and not something else. if anyone has successfully upgraded a 2nd generation 10 gig ipod with a 30 gig drive, i'd love to hear about it.

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11/08/2003 09:07:00 PM 0 comments


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