My poor iPod. It died so young, yet only a few weeks past warranty... I'd rather not pay $100 or so to send it back to Apple for repair, but I'm fairly competent myself and I'd like to take a shot at fixing it. The worst that could happen is that my iPod would be totally unusable, which isn't exactly a change from the status quo. It's a 4G, non color with a 20 gig drive. If you've got any recommendations for the symptoms below, please let me know: - iPod goes to standard "sick iPod" screen on boot-up with link to Apple's iPod support site. - Problem is obviously hard drive related. When holding the iPod up to my ear, I can clearly hear it begin to whir and then die several times in succession. It doesn't just "click" like the hard drive won't start up, the hard drive clearly begins to work then cuts off, then comes back on again, then whirs for a moment, then cuts off. - I cannot get the drive to mount on a comptuer, so I obviously cannot use any disk utilities on the drive. I've heard that this does not necessarily mean the HD is fried - it could be the cable that connects the hard drive to the iPod's other innards that has the problem, and that would be easy for me to fix. I think I'd rather take my chances with cracking it open and trying to replace this cable rather than sending it to Apple where I know my HD will be wiped/replaced and my wallet emptied. Any other suggestions?