Model A1040 / 10, 15, 20, 30, or 40 GB hard drive / four touch-sensitive LED backlit buttons above touch wheel

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Upgrade Hard Drive?

My battery is pretty much dead so I'm most likely going to crack her open soon. In the past I tried to drop a 40 GB hard drive in there, but I couldn't get the iPod to recognize it. I might be willing to try it again. Anyone have any success with this?

Also, I might not. There is a line in the display and every once in a while it just freaks out and instead of playing songs, it just skips to the next one. So it might be time for an upgrade. But I think this is the coolest looking iPod case design so I'd prefer to keep it.

Any thoughts?

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If you don't still have it, iFixit sells the drive you need. You will need to restore the drive from iTunes once you get it installed.

Check out the troubleshooting guide for more details.

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Thanks for the answers everyone. What happened last time was that I put a 40GB in it and when I tried to boot it to anything the drive just kept ticking like it was resetting.

If money drops from the sky and I can afford the HD and battery I'll try it again. And Kyle, I will buy from iFixit!

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