Replacing hard drive in old iPod

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Replacing hard drive in old iPod

Post by CDK » 06 Jan 2020 21:28

I have an original 5gb iPod and from what I’ve read is that no ssd is compatible with it which I am fine with. I bought a toshiba mk2004gal hard drive I put it into the iPod and I plug the iPod into my Mac and it goes into disk mode but it says ok to disconnect and I left it plugged in over an hour and nothing changed so the computer is charging it and yes the iPod has a new battery. Does anyone know what combinations of buttons to use to reset the FireWire port. If that doesn’t work, what’s next?


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Re: Replacing hard drive in old iPod

Post by CDK » 13 Jan 2020 18:33

I'm talking about resetting the FireWire port on a Mac not resetting a iPod, because that will not do any good.

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Re: Replacing hard drive in old iPod

Post by CDK » 13 Jan 2020 18:35

For those of you wondering its a 2009 iMac pro

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Re: Replacing hard drive in old iPod

Post by vanakaru » 13 Jan 2020 19:13

I recommend you to read the article on the wiki this may help you understand what there needs to be done for resetting the iPod after hard drive replacement.
For resetting FW read this or any other of dozens of search results for resetting the FW bus.
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2680092

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Re: Replacing hard drive in old iPod

Post by cats squirrel » 13 Jan 2020 20:54

what is an iPod? I don't have one on my turntable...

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Re: Replacing hard drive in old iPod

Post by Vinylfreak86 » 14 Jan 2020 10:03

Why would you do that? Of course Apple has stolen a lot of money from you for it back in the days, but today it is worth nothing. Every new portable CD boombox or car radio has also integrated mp3 player which will perform the same as your iPod or maybe even better.

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Re: Replacing hard drive in old iPod

Post by vanakaru » 14 Jan 2020 22:00

today it is worth nothing
Working iPod first or second gen is worth up from 100.

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Re: Replacing hard drive in old iPod

Post by RetiredBob » 15 Jan 2020 13:23

vanakaru wrote:
14 Jan 2020 22:00
today it is worth nothing
Working iPod first or second gen is worth up from 100.
The iPod Shuffle was the tiny iPod that doesn’t have a display. Was discontinued in 2017.
They were cheap. Price for the last version that is new-in-box is now around $100, which is a good bit more than they were selling for back in 2017.

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Re: Replacing hard drive in old iPod

Post by Vinylfreak86 » 15 Jan 2020 15:21

vanakaru wrote:
14 Jan 2020 22:00
today it is worth nothing
Working iPod first or second gen is worth up from 100.
If you can find people who are willing to pay for it. I can also sell a cassette tape boombox from eighties for 100 eur if I can find buyers.

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Re: Replacing hard drive in old iPod

Post by RetiredBob » 15 Jan 2020 18:19

Vinylfreak86 wrote:
15 Jan 2020 15:21
vanakaru wrote:
14 Jan 2020 22:00
today it is worth nothing
Working iPod first or second gen is worth up from 100.
If you can find people who are willing to pay for it. I can also sell a cassette tape boombox from eighties for 100 eur if I can find buyers.
I use my iPod Shuffle when traveling. Takes up almost no room & I have about 16 hours of music loaded into it. Battery lasts long enough that I can listen to music for the entire plane ride to Europe.

They are also great for joggers.

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Re: Replacing hard drive in old iPod

Post by Dave W » 16 Jan 2020 20:53

I converted my iPod to a memory card after the hard drive started throwing a wobbler.

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