compatible parts/logicboard and HDD.
This is just to confirm what I think to be true but if anyone knows different...I bought a 5th gen(video) ipod as a bit of a break. It apparently didn't power on. Someone had been in there before me..So I pull it apart, reinsert battery cable and LCD/HDD and it powers on but no backlight on LCD. I couldn't get to the diagnostic mode but it would go into disk mode but then would not restore in itunes error 1434. The HDD never made sad and dying noises so I was a little confuddled. Tried erasing the HDD using disk utilities but got a "posix" error.After a small mishap with the LCD retaining flap I have pulled everything apart and looked at the part numbers. It would seem that the logicboard is for a 6th generation ipod classic. Now then, if everything else in this ipod is for the 5th gen (ie back/headphone/
1) a way to use this board and somehow upgrade/update the HDD I have,( have seen OT03 answers about zip to USB adapters for other generation ipods but am not sure what I've seen for sale over here is what he has referred to? or whether this is simply something I can sort with a HDD flex for a 6th gen?)
2) should I just replace the logicboard with the correct one and create a new 6th gen?(I think option 2 is a bit expensive...?)
I guess also I'm asking which gen (5 or 6) would be the better one to go with.
this is what I bought/thought was a 5th gen ipod..
pollytintop, the 6th gen logic board actually has 2 holes through the board, it does screw to the mid frame, which the 5th gen does not have. Also, the power management IC on the 6th gen is on the bottom left corner versus the top left for the 5th gen. For the USB-to-Zif I use this type http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-IDE-1-8-ZI... The 6th gen uses a different display and the connector is offset, just a few millimeter but enough to give you trouble. Image 1 is a 5th gen logic board and image 2 a Classic(6th) gen. Personally I'd stick with the 5th gen. As for your error 1434, there are a few possibilities, like a drive previously formatted under windows now not being seen by a Mac, a password protection, as well as a bad drive. This is where the USB-to-Zif will come in handy :-) Hope this helps, good luck.