The current line of iPod Nanos comprises seven different generations.

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Broken iPod as Hard drive still?

I have an 8gb iPod Nano (i think 3rd gen.. Its the Long stlye, but no video)

Recently my click wheel broke, nothing works but Reset (I've never dismantled it before) I'm not looking to fix it since i don't need it anymore but I would like to know...


if there is a way to make it a fully functional hard drive, I've tried google and all I get is the "Enable Disk Use Trick" Blah blah blah. I want to disable all iPod software and even the screen if i could and JUST have a hard drive. (Back-up for my Nintendo Wii is the reason) I've formatted using windows, and when I unplug it just restarts the iPod (cant even choose the language, it wont click...) And all the default iPod file come back.. I DONT WANT THAT! Please help, the guys at the Apple store recomended you.

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No matter what, the system files for the iPod nano will be there, you can just make the files hidden and ignore them.

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Is there a way to stop the screen from turning on and wasting battery life?

I'm willing to dismantle and just unplug the !$$* screen... but will that hurt its functionality as a hard drive?


Through my own impatience and lack of worry of what will happen to the iPod remains i have Dismantled the screen (Which Works Perfectly, and will probably Sell) and taped the iPod casing in a durable black Shurtape (threaded tape much like duct tape but more of a fabric texture than the smooth slick texture).

It now functions as I wanted it to, with just the Files I dont want Hidden. Thanks For your help!



Well, you'll need to plug it in to use it as a flash drive? You can just theoretically take out the battery as well if thats the case.


haha.. i JUST asked that question... =P Thanks

I plan on plugging it in. as a Back Up and portable source for games on my hacked wii. Much easier than moving my External 1 TB HDD from my computer to my wii, and much safer I Might add


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