I decided to fix my boyfriends ipod video(5th gen 60gb) for his Christmas present. He dropped it a while back and the hard drive went to crap. So I got all my parts and tools today(very quick shipping btw) and decided to go for it. I was a little intimidated at first since I've never done this before but everything was so easy. Had no problem opening or separating the case. Changed the battery while I was in there and that was easy. Got to the hard drive and got it done. Before closing I checked that it was working but it just hung out on the apple screen. Was a little worried that the new hard drive was bad so I disconnected and the reconnected it and it worked perfectly! So proud of myself! All in all, the guide was a huge help, and it only took about 45 minutes to do everything. Easy peasy. Now I know I can change the battery in my ipod with no problem. Thanks!!!
Ok, so I got the battery changed no problem, installed the new hard drive no problem, but before closing it completely I decided to test it… there is power cuz it turned on but it has been on the apple screen for about 5 minutes now. I can hear the hard drive working..just wondering if it's taking so long because it hasn't been turned on in ages or if its because of the new hard drive. Can anyone help? Is this ha drive just no good?