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

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Can I upgrade from 30GB to 80GB hard drive?

Can I upgrade the hard drive from 30 GB to 80GB with an iPod Video?

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Basically you need this panel and this drive

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yes, but you will need a backplate from an 80GB model, because the 80GB drives are thicker than the 30GB drives, but other than that, the drive should work fine. But do make sure that the 80GB drive is from a 5th generation video, not a new iPod classic, this isn't a major problem, more of a precaution.

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Here is the total list of what you must replace:

*60/80 gb rear panel

*60/80 gb headphone jack (it's about 1/4" longer

to reach around the thick hard drive)

*60/80 gb battery (longer to reach around HD)

*60/80 gb rubber bumpers (taller to protect logic board in thicker casing)

good luck!

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but since the 80GB iPod Classic from 2007 is the same thickness as the previous generation, wouldn't its harddrive fit without need of other components?

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.... You're absolutely right. They also use the same hard drive cable, so replacement is an issue of restoring, in theory. Good call!


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