Upgrade a 30gig Video(5G) with a 120gig iPod Classic harddrive
A few days ago a roommate gave me his 120gig iPod classic with a cracked LCD.
I'm using Windows 7 64bit
G4 PowerMac with 10.4.11
G4 iBook with 10.5.8
All with itunes v9.2 up to v9.2.061 in Win
I formated The 120gig Classic in itunes before I removed the hard-drive a Toshiba(MK1231GAL) with no problems. I installed the hard-drive in a 30gig iPod Video (5G) v1.3 Model #A1136
Serial #4U5495X3TXK (Model #MA146LL in the about section) With the 120gig Rubber bumpers. Fit inside just fine
And is just doesn't seem to be working. In iPod Diagnostics it shows the drive just fine.
(In Windows)I can't open itunes before i plug it in via USB. Under normal mode I keep getting iPod needs to be restored but when it try's to restore the iPod is busy. Under Disk mode its Corrupted and cannot restore and locks up itunes.
When I tried again today in Disk Mode windows see's the iPod as a removable disk that isn't accessible.
(In OSX) Normal mode I get cannot be restored because the iPod is Busy. More Information leads to Error 1405. In Disk Mode the iPod is busy. Disk Utility in I get a Input/Output error. No option for First Aid either
I tried restoring using a different Firmware File in windows and OSX. But know luck.
I know this is looking like a bad harddrive. But not 2 days before I removed it it restored just fine in the orig 120gig case.
So I was curious if the 5G video was the main problem. As in a motherboard incompatibility of some sort.
The orig 30gig is going back in the 5G tonight and maybe the 120gig too.
To all the guys involved with the Site, Guides, and Answers.
You all saved me a lot of headache during G3/G4 iBook, MacBook, and iPod teardowns.
Well reinstalled the 30gig in the 5G and it's working just fine. The 6th Gen 120gig is another matter. Its doing alot of the same things, itunes will see it, restore it, copy songs for a few minutes and lock up. So I'm just gonna do some more research and hopefully I can get some use out of it.
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