Thanks, but I was looking for something slightly more productive. I'm basically hoping to use it as a 15GB external drive that I don't really care what happens to. That way I can loan it, etc and not be worried about it. I have to figure out what's wrong with it first. I didn't know if there was list of mods common for the ipod or not. Every time I search online, I get tons of hits on the nano, which I don't have.