iPod Classic (80 GB and 160 GB Thick) Logic Board

$69.95

Product code: IF130-006-1
Apple Part #: 820-2168

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iPod Classic (80 GB and 160 GB Thick) Logic Board

$69.95

Product code: IF130-006-1
Apple Part #: 820-2168

Product Overview

Please Note: This logic board will only function in the early model 80 GB or the thick bodied early model 160 GB iPod Classic.

  • 80 and 160 GB logic boards are identified by 820-2168 printed on the logic board.
  • Find the later generation logic board here.

Compatibility

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  • 1st Gen 80 GB and 160 GB (Thick) iPod Classics

Product Details

  $69.95

 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

This is a used OEM part.

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Compatibility

iPod Classic
160 GB (Thick)
80 GB
 

Stories

Frank Ramirez's Story Photo #890689

My Problem

I had an old iPod that was in need of a replacement hard drive. I disassembled the iPod to remove/replace the hard drive and ended up damaging the LCD screen. I decided to replace not only the hard drive, but the hard drive cable, LCD screen and also the battery. Even after replacing these components I was still having trouble with the iPod not functioning, so it was clear I needed to replace the logic board also.

My Fix

Since the iPod was already disassembled it was fairly quick and easy to swap out the logic board and reassemble the iPod.

My Advice

The process of repairing my iPod classic was a lot easier than I would've thought and feel like pretty much anyone can do it, as long as they take their time and use the right tools.

My Problem

Was going to just replace the battery took some time to get the case open then went to disconnect the battery ribbon and broke the terminal off the logic board oh sh***t

My Fix

Replacing the logic board i followed your repair guide which i found great but refitting one of the screws that secures the logic board to the frame i crossthreaded it so only held by one put it all back together including a new battery case clipped back as it was before turned on message to connect to itunes battery very low connected to computer i would say that my library didn't match up with the board had to reset lost information that was not in the library that was on the other board then disconnected from computer tried to charge with charger didn't charge after hours reconnect to itunes for 3-4 hours all good now working fine no problems thank you

My Advice

I would recommend a some type of magnifying screen to work under i only had a hand held one

My Problem

My classic no longer accept music from iTunes. Once connected to my MacBookPro15, iTunes says that the iPod is no longer readable. Restoration was unsuccessful. Online forums discussed the error being a result of the OS. I have no intention of upgrading to El Capitan since reports have been negative, so I continued to search the forums. The next suggested that the logic board may have gone bad, so I ordered and replaced this.

My Fix

The repair guide is excellent and very true. This is a beast to open. I managed it with a little frustration and thankfully no damage. Take your time and be aware of ALL the locking clips. Once open the ribbon removal and shifting of other parts is fairly simple. Reassembly is also fairly simple.

My Advice

Unfortunately this did not solve my problem. Further research indicated that reformatting the hard drive may work. I did a seven pass writeover of the drive. The iPod is no longer rejected by iTunes; however, the iPod does not retain the music once added. My next attempt will be to replace the drive.

"Once more unto the breach dear friends"