[NTLK] OT: iPod hard drive blue foam, does one need it?

Mr Jonathan Dueck jonathandueck at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 18 18:51:49 EDT 2013

Fantastic! Thanks so much!

 From: Andrei Chichak <newton at chichak.ca>
To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net 
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:49:18 PM
Subject: Re: [NTLK] OT: iPod hard drive blue foam, does one need it?

There is also a thin layer of foam crap on the board side of the drive to insulate it from the mother board. If that doesn't come off well, just put in a piece of card stock. In electronics it is know as "fish" paper. Just to keep things from going sparky-sparky.

Hey, did you know that the iPod uses the same family of processors as Apple's Newton (see what I did there?).


On 2013-June-18, at 4:42 PM, Mr Jonathan Dueck <jonathandueck at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Thanks everyone! So: motion control!
> What do you think of taking a thin layer of cardboard and putting it in there for this purpose? I saw someone tried that with the CF conversion others have mentioned here. I've got no foam!
> I didn't try the old drive with a new cable, but I did try running diskutils on it on a Mac, Linux, and PC box, and I tried Diskwarrior. Intermittently it worked and usually it froze the machine it was plugged into after a brief interval. Putting in a new drive though immediately made the unit work reliably, so I don't think it was the cable.

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