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Old 05-16-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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Need some help fellas

Apparently the HD on my laptop is toast. Sam is helping me fix, but Im really tight on money and trying to avoid having to buy a new one at $80-$100++

He's advised me that a HD out of a 5th gen Ipod will work, as well as obviously the actual HD for my computer.

So anybody got a busted 60+GB Ipod willing to giveaway/sell cheap??

Also if anyone has a way to get the actual HD for cheap, the model # is
MK1011GAH. Others may work, hopefully Sam will chime in to shoot down/green light suggestions if any
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You could try flea bay for a used HD.
What kind of laptop is it?
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for a new oneyou could check out pricewatch... just google it.

If I was home I have literally like 20 computers and laptops laying around, could have pulled one and sold it for cost of shipping :/ Sorry.

What model/brand laptop?
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Laptop hard drives are like 20 dollars used on ebay... probably more then you will pay for a broken ipod.
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Sorry guys...

jbrese--been looking on ebay, not much luck

frtfun--I'll check on pricewatch, btw its an older 10" Sony Vaio

newbsauce--ya I hear you, but apparently my laptop uses some weird ***, rarer connector or somethign which requires a specific HD
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frtfun--I'll check on pricewatch, btw its an older 10" Sony Vaio
A VGN-TX series? If so, I feel your pain- our machines do have really bizarre hard drives in 'em. (But rock on, brother.)

There are companies out there (UK-based, it seems, mostly) that sell an adapter to allow a CF card to be plugged into iPods of said era and used as an SSD, and that adapter should work with our machines as well. Just a thought, given how cheap CF's are. example: http://cgi.ebay.ph/SSD-flash-adapter...QQcmdZViewItem
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if someone does get a broken 30g ipod video, can I have the non-hd parts?
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The laptop uses a 1.8" CE Drive with a ZIF connector.

They are not cheap and are rare as hell. I guess thats the price you pay with ultra portable machines.
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