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Subject: Status of iPod Video HDD

Status of iPod Video HDD

From: asettico via rockbox <>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2024 22:16:05 +0200

Hello all!
It's been a long time since I wrote here, but I always followed the
mailing lists and the repository activity. All you are doing a really
good work!

Recently I decided to revamp my old good iPod Video, suffering of some
electrical problems, upgrading some components like battery, HDD/CF card
and trying to apply the DiyMod to enhance the sound quality, as reported
at and different other articles on

The good new is that the iPod started, after battery replacement, since
I left the present one discharged for a long time, booting Rockbox
marked April 2012!!! The bad new is that I cannot mount the HDD on the
PC via USB: the display on the player shows the USB plug, a new
partition appears on the PC, but I cannot access the content.
Nonetheless, when I unplug the cable, the player crashes with "cannot
mount partition" or something like that.

I bought an adapter card to plug the 40 pin ZIF HDD directly to the PC,
I see two partitions, I thing the first one is for the Apple firmware,
the second one is exFAT, I imagine for the storage, but I still can't
see the partitions content.

My question is: has anyone already used a HDD/SD conversion card from
scratch, I mean without clone the HDD content, but doing a fresh install
of Rockbox?

Thank for any hint!
,= ,-_-. =. asettico ~ [ ]
((_/)o o(\_)) OpenPGP ~~ [ 1024D/1CB926BA 2003-11-29 ]
`-'(. .)`-'

Received on 2024-05-06

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