What about your iPod?

Flush with my success slaying the dreaded speaker buzz in my recently obtained piece of Apple lore, I decided to once again hack into my dead iPod. (NURSE! GET ME SOME WOOD, STAT!) If you are keeping score, this is case cracking number four (a rhyme I just could not ignore). Without going into too much detail, this near blind foray into the jungle of high tech involved: opening a case not meant to be opened, hacking away in UNIX, and thus far… two hours of processing time on my trusty PowerBook. Sound complicated? Relax. It’s amazing what you can do with a pocket knife, a piece of consumer electronics given up for dead, and no clue what you’re doing.

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