Model A1136 / 30, 60, or 80 GB hard drive / black or white plastic front

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iPod is in recovery mode even after replacing motherboard

I had this ipod video 30gb, in Recovery mode - got a new motherboard for it, bought from ifixit.

But it is still in recovery mode!!

What can cause this?

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does the hard drive make any noise? All iPods i had, had a damaged hard drive or a broken hard drive cable..

If you can hear the drive making a noise like: spin-up,click,spin-up,click,spin-up,click,a.s.o. you most likely have a damaged hard drive.

If you can hear the drive spinning up and then a click just once, you might have a broken hard drive cable.

Is the iPod recognized by iTunes, when plugged to a PC? If yes, what happens?

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