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Will 80GB iPod still work with 820-1975-A and 32MB of RAM?

I'm fairly sure the logic board on my 80 GB 5th generation iPod has died, and I'd like to replace it. However, it's quite difficult to find the recommended 820-1975-A logic board with 64MB of RAM. I'm curious, other then the loss of the SEARCH function (mentioned elsewhere on these forums), will the 820-1975-A logic board with 32MB of RAM work with the 80GB iPod? All my music is backed up on my computer, so reformatting the HD is not an issue.

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Morgan, yes it will. I have done it before and have not had any issues with it.

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Excellent! Thank you. If I end up replacing my logic board with the 820-1975-A with 32MB of RAM (instead of buying a 80GB iPod on eBay for parts) I'll post the results back here.


How'd it go?


Oops! I forgot to post the results!

It went well. I swapped out the old logic board for the new one (820-1975-A), and the iPod works just fine. It takes a little longer to boot up then it use to, but that doesn't bother me.


Great! Thanks for posting. I see plenty of 32MB boards out there, fewer 64MB, so was curious.


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