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Is this information some trade secret? I recently tried to update an ipod mini, new battery, new click wheel, CF card in place of hard drive. Now I just get the yellow triangle folder error screen. I've reinstalled the original WD micro drive, no joy. Tested both in a card reader and both test out fine. My Mac won't mount it so I tried a linux program called RockBox using the card reader and get a message not proper partition table. I've googled for ipod mini partition table and get no hits. I was hoping to partition it via Disk Utility and try again but I've tried GUID & Mac OS, MBR & Fat32 and neither is recognized.

Oh and yes, I've tried all the manual reset options using the click wheel, no joy. I can get it into disk mode but the Mac still can't mount it.
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Have you tries to restore the ipod through iTunes

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I had the same problem with my old iPod Mini. Changed out the hard drive with a CF card and never could get it to work right. Going thru the trouble shooting tips on the ifixit site I came to the conclusion that when the hard drive failed, it took out the logic board. Mini was thrown away and the CF card returned for a refund. Good luck with getting yours working.
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I had the same problem with my old iPod Mini. Changed out the hard drive with a CF card and never could get it to work right. Going thru the trouble shooting tips on the ifixit site I came to the conclusion that when the hard drive failed, it took out the logic board. Mini was thrown away and the CF card returned for a refund. Good luck with getting yours working.
Well I have a Nikon camera that takes the CF card so it won't go to waste. I'll comb ebay & kijjiji see if I can find a logicboard at a reasonable price and try again. It's been a learning experience at least.
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Have you tries to restore the ipod through iTunes
Really? Really? Did you even read my post? Explain to me how I restore an ipod that WON'T MOUNT?????????? Won't mount in OSX, won't mount in Windows, won't mount in Linux.
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