compatible parts/logicboard and HDD.
This is just to confirm what I think to be true but if anyone knows different...I bought a 5th gen(video) ipod as a bit of a break. It apparently didn't power on. Someone had been in there before me..So I pull it apart, reinsert battery cable and LCD/HDD and it powers on but no backlight on LCD. I couldn't get to the diagnostic mode but it would go into disk mode but then would not restore in itunes error 1434. The HDD never made sad and dying noises so I was a little confuddled. Tried erasing the HDD using disk utilities but got a "posix" error.After a small mishap with the LCD retaining flap I have pulled everything apart and looked at the part numbers. It would seem that the logicboard is for a 6th generation ipod classic. Now then, if everything else in this ipod is for the 5th gen (ie back/headphone/battery/LCD and HDD cable) and yet it seems to power/charge and be recognised in itunes is there
1) a way to use this board and somehow upgrade/update the HDD I have,( have seen OT03 answers about zip to USB adapters for other generation ipods but am not sure what I've seen for sale over here is what he has referred to? or whether this is simply something I can sort with a HDD flex for a 6th gen?)
2) should I just replace the logicboard with the correct one and create a new 6th gen?(I think option 2 is a bit expensive...?)
I guess also I'm asking which gen (5 or 6) would be the better one to go with.
this is what I bought/thought was a 5th gen ipod..
Is this a good question?