With nothing to loose. So I decided to pull the sad little ipod apart. I used a small screwdriver and an old credit card to pry up the edge.

I carefully unplugged the (very small) hard-drive. You can see the pins in the picture above

In the picture above you can see the silver battery to the right

That's a view of the end of the hard-drive. I plugged it back in and clipped the whole thing back to together and...

It works! Thanks Shaun for the suggestion. If you want further instructions you can see some here.



Swil said... 3/10/2008 8:38 pm  

Another handy tip: if it carks it again and the hard drive replug won't work, throw it around. Seriously. I ressurected my old one a few times when it was seemingly beyond repair by hurling it around the house in an amusing fashion. It became a sport in my house...

Laura said... 3/11/2008 5:31 am  

Well done. You can call yourself "Dr. Mikenstein" or something.

Robbo said... 3/11/2008 8:50 pm  

Yep, I concur with the rough treatment technique. My old 40gb ipod now works a treat two months on after I gave it a good belting. It's suprising the number of suposedly "dead" electrical appliances that respond positively to a fair smack around the chops.

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