Original post by: Crisb ,
Hi, the red X means that somethings wrong with the hardware. That is normal due to the fact, that your new hard drive hasn't been restored. http://www.command-tab.com/2006/03/30/hidden-iPod-commands/ Use the link above to set your iPod into "Disk Mode". Then connect the iPod to your computer and let iTunes restore your iPod.After that the red X shouldn't show up again, if yes, something else is damaged too.