iPod Hard Drive – How to Replace The iPod Classic HDD

iPod Hard Drive Replacement

One of the most attractive features about the iPod Classic is its storage capacity - in one small gadget, you can fit thousands of songs to take with you on the go.

And it's fueled by the iPod hard drive, a little tiny that, according to QuickOnlineTips.com, is almost sure to die out in your iPod's lifetime.

So what happens if your hard drive fails and you suddenly find yourself in need of a new one?  You follow two very basic and essential steps.

1.  Buy A New One - & Make Sure It's The Right Kind.

Before you even attempt to replace your iPod hard drive, you need to make sure that you're going to replace it with the right device or else the whole thing won't work.  This is actually a far simpler process than it sounds like - you simply need to know the type and model of your iPod and select an appropriate hard drive replacement for that type.

So where do you begin?  First, check the series of iPod Classic that you're using, as well as its general type - and remember, if it's Shuffle, Touch, Or iPod Nano, it's doesn't have a hard drive because it's memory based, so we'll ignore that piece of the puzzle.  Then search eBay online to and enter in a search for that model and then add the words "hard drive."

Make sure that this isn't where your research ends, however.  You'll want to make sure that the hard drive you're buying is on the up-and-up, so use eBay's seller feedback system to ensure that you're buying from someone with a history of satisfying their buyers.  Once you've done that, you're ready to go!

2.  Replace The Hard Drive.

Now it's time to replace the hard drive.  If you've never been much of an "electronics" person, now might be the time to consult QuickOnlineTips' guide for replacing your hard drive.  What's important to remember is that you have the right tools - like a thin flathead screwdriver - and that you take each step of replacing the hard drive at a time.  Try not to simply go in and improvise the replacing of the hard drive unless you actually have some experience with the interior of your iPod.

Once you've removed the old hard drive, attached the new one, and re-attached your casing, make sure that you update the software with Apple and voila!  You should be all set.  Replacing an iPod hard drive doesn't have to be brain surgery, but if this is your first time, it helps to take it slow.