Flash Memory in an iPod Classic – Don’t Try This at Home

Ipod openI’ve been becoming more and more bold with hardware repair, becoming fearless at tearing open hardware to see what I can do. So when my friend David Roth asked me to do him a favor in which I could use my iFixit toolkit, I jumped at the chance.

David found out that there’s a way to replace the spinning hard drive in an iPod Classic with a flash drive. When he told me about this I just imagined that he had a raggedy old iPod lying around, maybe with a busted drive, but when he shipped me all the parts, that wasn’t the case. He sent a brand new 160GB iPod classic still in the shrink wrap. That put a lot of pressure on me not to wreck it.
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