(this is half hardware advice, half buying advice...) well, i don't know what happened. My 1st gen 5 gig ipod was doing just great, and all of a sudden, the battery seems to be shot. It loses its whole charge after a day or two without use, just like it used to do when running firmware 1.2. 1.3 fixed that, but now I'm at a loss. The ipod is almost 20 months old, so I'm thinking the battery may be gone for real this time. So my question is two fold: 1) what should I try in terms of reboots/ reinstalls etc. to restore battery performance? 2) should that fail, what is the best place to buy a new battery for the ipod? $99 from apple is a rip-off. And I'm not willing to pay $300 for a new 10gig. Anyone used this site? http://www.pdasmart.com/ipodpartscenter.htm Seems like they know what they're talking about regarding ipod battery replacements, but does anyone know for sure? Thanks!