Replaced hard drive, restore fails with error 1429
My iPod 3g (iPod with Dock Connector) died many years ago due to a failed hard drive. I have recently replaced the HD, but now it won't restore. iTunes gives error 1429 after it attempts to do so. Trying to format the drive via Disk Utility merely results in it hanging indefinitely at "Partitioning."
Jim Syler, the first thing I'd try is what Apple suggest on here. If that does not help at all, try to reformat the drive with NTFS file system (Windows) and then switch it back to your OS. The restore option in iTunes should then restore your iPod back to factory settings using Mac. Hope this helps, good luck.