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Ipod Hard Drive Question

hi, i was hoping to get some advice about my ipod if anyone is technically minded. Basicaly, i have droped my ipod one to many times and broke the hard drive (lots of clicking and whiring) so i picked up a replacement toshiba hard drive however it is totally blank and lacks the relevant partitions and or software for it to work.

I was wondering if there is a piece of software or something i can download that will set up the hard drive to its orignial factory settings it would have had it if it had been issued by apple? i tried restoring it to factory settings on itunes but that didnt work and its past any warranty date with apple. any advice would be greatfully recieved.

Apple’s updater should be able to take care of everything. Just plug in the iPod and hit update, and it’ll automatically partition and populate your new drive.