-Fix sad face
-Fix folder icon
-Fix sync issues
-Fix music skipping
If your iPod 3rd Generation 20gb shows a sad face support screen or will not pass the Apple logo on start-up, it's likely the result of a failed hard drive. The hard drive may also need to be replaced if your iPod randomly skips songs or has sync errors.
A good way to tell if your iPod hard drive has gone bad, is by putting the back of the iPod up to your ear on boot-up, and listening to the HDD spin up. A normal drive spins smooth, while a bad drive may click, scratch, or be very noisy. If you have the symptoms of a bad hard drive and can confirm the drive is not spinning smooth, there is a good chance the hard drive needs replacing.
This is a refurbished Toshiba 20gb hard drive, model MK2004GAL.
Over the years we have sorted through hundreds of manufacturers to build an offering of the highest quality parts on the market. Feel confident in your purchase knowing that you will get maximum longevity from this hard drive.
Hard Drive Upgrade
There are no upgrades available for the 20gb model of the iPod 3rd Generation. The 30gb and 40gb models used a dual-platter hard drive and therefore had a thicker backplate to accommodate the drive. Thus, the 30gb and 40gb hard drives are not an upgrade option.
Compatible Models: iPod 3rd Generation (A1040)
Connector Type: Slide-in pin connector hard drive cable
Part Number: MK2004GAL
Formatting: With the drive installed, connect your iPod to iTunes and click the restore button. The iPod software will automatically be installed onto the drive.
Data: You will lose all data from your iPod when replacing the hard drive.
OEM Toshiba Hard Drive
We cannot be held responsible for any injuries or damages that result from a DIY repair.
We cannot guarantee that this hard drive will fix any issues with your device.
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Your warranty covers any malfunction that is a result of a manufacturing defect. We will not cover issues related
to water damage, physical abuse, or improper installation.
If you have a question or concern regarding what issues are covered please contact us prior to placing an order.
Requesting Warranty Replacement
If your issues qualify according to the above terms and you are within the warranty period, contact us and we
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