Can you directly access contents of a Ipod Classic Hard drive

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  1. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    I got a broken iPod classic. I found it in the trash with thousands of songs on it. I managed to charge the iPod once that's why I know this. It needs a new board and i come to find out once you change the board out the hard drive wont "work" any more. So I was wondering is i connected it Via ZIF to USB and read the files that way If i would be able to pull all the files from it.
     
  2. gooeywreck

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    try TransMac thats the program i used before to get the songs off of a ipod on windows.
     
  3. Dominator211
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    The actually 30 pin connector is damaged and if i replace the board it will not work. So I am told. The ipod has turned on before but i cannot get it to sync with itunes!!
     
  4. slaphappygamer

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    I can vouch for transmac. Great software.
     
  5. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    do you understand my situation?
     
  6. NJima

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    Yes you can. But you have to disassemble the ipod and use a tool to access the hard disk with usb connection.

    Search "zif to usb" on amazon.

    I am new here so I could not post images or hyperlinks. Sorry

    Hope it helps

    EDIT: One like this
     
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  7. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    But a ZIF to USB would work in doing this?
     
  8. NJima

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    The compatibility is hit or miss. It tends to support better with older 60g or 80g ones. Notice you must use a mac on macintosh formatted ipod though.
     
  9. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    Ahh shit I literally found this thing in the trash. These things may be gone for good. Its a 160GB 7th gen
     
  10. NJima

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    you might be better searching for "mk1634gal adapter" for this one. This specific hard drive isn't supported well with those dodgy boards.

    EDIT: Maybe one like this, which specifically stated to support this model of hard drive. It's a walmart canada link, but you might be able to find it in your country.
     
    Last edited by NJima, Nov 12, 2019
  11. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    ive done some research they are all really crappy and wont be here in a few days. More like a few weeks
     
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