Is it possible to physically repair an apple ipod harddrive?
If an ipod harddrive is clicking and not reading or booting properly, can it be taken apart physically and put back together to repair it?
I seen numerous laptop hard drives that failed because they got hot and oxidized the contacts between the controller pcb and the platter/head assy. I suspect at least some of the "freezer fixes" are just due to the contacts contracting and expanding onto non-oxidized surfaces.
it may respond to a low level reformat though that wipes all the data.
Hard drives are hard to repair, once my 40GB PC Drive died and just to try, i put on rubber gloves, and tore the drive down, and rebuilt it handling all of the parts carefully, and put it back together. unfortunately, it never worked, and i bought a new drive, one thing to try is putting it in the freezer for a few hours, this is a temporary fix, and you shouldn't put the whole ipod in of course! you may be able to recover data though.
I had a screeching MK4004GAH (HDD1524) 40.0GB 1.8-inch HDD.