Is corrupt software stored on the hard drive or logic board?
I want to refurbish my friend's dead iPod as a birthday present. He loved it, and doesn't want an anodized aluminum model.
He claims that several years ago he applied an official Apple update to the iPod 30Gb A1136, which caused it to go corrupt.
Some issues involve it only being able to play music, but not sync, and randomly unmounting itself when plugged into the computer. The screen also has random pixelated lines, which come and go during various menus.
My question specifically is regarding the software. Is it stored on the hard drive or some other kind of memory? If I simply replace the hard drive, will I be done with the corrupt software? I've tried restoring it every which way, including using third party applications to write zeros to the drive several times. I do remember one application reporting large amounts of bad sectors on the disk, which could also be the problem.
I want to think the logic board is ok, since it boots up without issue and seems to function.
I really appreciate any guidance.
Is this a good question?