Model A1238 / 80, 120, or 160 GB hard drive / black or silver metal front

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Red X and circle!

So, I dropped my ipod in water and now I have a red x and circle symbol with the words I have searched this website, and I know that it is a problem with the hard drive and I need to either a.) restore my ipod, and or b) replace the hard drive, but I don't know what to do! My computer will not recognize the ipod. I understand that you can replace the hard drive, and I can't really send it in since it is water damage. Can I do it myself? How do you replace a hard drive?

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casey, yes it does most certainly sound like a hard drive error. Here are all the guides you will need. Once you open your iPod, make sure that clean each and every part with 90%+ isopropyl alcohol, replace the battery, and replace the hard drive. Reassemble and re-evluate. Hope this helps, good luck.

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