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#1 DreadTech

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 02:27 PM

Hello Out There Fellow Geeks,

 

Here's my issue i have an iPod classic 160gb that decided all of the sudden not to work and the HD has a clicking noise. My plan was to open up the unit take the HD drive out use an external doc and run Spinrite to resolve the HD issues. But the HD isn't that easy to dock what options do i have?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 02:50 PM

I doubt very much if Spinrite will help on a drive with a clicking problem.

 

As you can see from this page, removal of the drive is very difficult and the drive's interface is ZIF. There are enclosures with a ZIF to USB interface but I am not sure if the drive on your Ipod is compatible. You would need to look at the drive model and find it's specs.

 

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPod+Classic+Hard+Drive+Replacement/564



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Posted 25 August 2016 - 05:15 PM

lol thats the guide i used to remove the drive. i wanted to know what my options are with the bad drive.



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Posted 25 August 2016 - 05:27 PM

You will need an enclosure that can convert the ZIF interface to a USB interface but a clicking problem usually indicates a problem with the heads, something software cannot fix.

 

What is the make and model of the drive?






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