546 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2006 1:03 AM by Mitch 751
Hi, I just got a 2nd hand ipod mini, which is having
some problems. I can load about 35 MB of songs before
loading slows to a crawl, then stops. I've reset it,
(successfully) and tried to use HD utility
(unsuccessfully). In HD utility it starts to erase
freespace, then the program stops responding.
I'm doing this through the USB2 port, using two
different cords, and have removed all other USB
That's everything I can think to try. If the hard
drive IS bad, can I replace it? (Heck, can I replace
it with a 6GB (or larger) drive in the same form
ipod mini 4Gb v1
Mac OS X (10.4.5)
After major fiddling with the wheel got it inot Diagnostic Mode, and checked both of the disk tests, going by the test listing here:
DISKSCAN returned a fail message:
Does anyone know what this means? here are the results of the HDD R/W
I'd like to use the little beast. Thanks
4 GB ipod mini Mac OS X (10.4.5)
Did the partition, erase & restore steps. (No PC to try it on.) At about 165 MB it starts taking forever to add anything. At about 180 MB it goes into eternal load.
After the steps taken, the DISKSCAN test now reads
I'm no tech, but this doesn't sound good.
I've seen a number of sites which tell how to replace the drive. (Of course the $75 for a replacement was almost as much as I paid.) Has anyone ever tried to put a 6GB in a mini 1st gen? Thanks!
4 GB ipon mini Mac OS X (10.4.5)
I did the zero out. It only took about 10 minutes, which seemed pretty short. When I got it going again it did the same thing again- went to about 180 MB, then slowed down mightily.
I've now started getting error messages: "Attempting to copy to the disk 'iPod' failed. The disk could not be read from or written to."