5th Gen iPod classic HardDrive/screen Upgrade?
I have a 30gb 5th gen video (classic)
I have a single platter 160gb Hard drive for a 7th generation classic.
(Bought a new ipod classic and a few months later, the logic board goes bad. Apple wouldn't replace it)
I have already swapped the Battery from the 7th gen into the 5th and it now lasts much longer!
But can I use the Hard Drive in the 5th gen?
What about the screen?
I also have an engraved back, Can I use it?
What about the metal faceplate?
I have read several places that the faceplate and screens along with the drive are interchangeable but im not sure.
I already swapped the drives once and everything went smoothly, I formatted the 160gb drive and started to sync my music and my luck ran out when the power went out.
The ipod then crashed and said I had to restore with iTunes.
But no computers will recognise it.
I put the old 30gb drive into it and it works fine, like nothing happen.
I have a ZiF-to-USB adapter so I am guessing I need to force format the 160gb HardDrive and try again?
Is this a good question?