Does "using" an iPod while the 2 halves are separated hurt?
My ipod classic is in pieces right now, waiting for parts to arrive. Getting it open was difficult and I wanted to make sure I could do it before ordering parts.
I'm not sure what parts will fix it. I ordered a hard disk, but if that doesn't work, I'll try a logic board.
Here's the question: can I install the new hard disk, re-connect the two ribbon cables from the back panel and VERY CAREFULLY connect to my computer, synch it, run it, and see if it works before snapping it together? If it doesn't work, I'll try a logic board, but I'd hate to have to open it again!
Is this a good question?