Itunes cannot detect Ipod after the ipod was dropped to the floor and sometimes when itunes tryed to access the ipod windows showed up the error "Delayed Write Failed" (after i formated the hdd with windows no errors showed up) so i guess is a hdd failure but the ipod works, shows the menu, and i can get into configuration menu, also from windows i can see both partitions, but i cannot format the 2nd partition (format process stops) but i can do a quick format, if i try to scan the hdd for errors, scan process will stop on the 2nd estage, i made some testing and here are the results.
SMART Data test
Pending sectors: 47
Is my hdd broken? can i restore my ipod without itunes (ipod updater always asks for itunes 7)? I know a bit of electronics so is it right to change the hdd by myself, (i red some tutorials and it looks easy)? which hdd can i use (i did only found fujitsu ones)?
Thanks in advance.