(I ran my iPod continuously for over 20 hours on one charge!).
You will also get enhanced shock-resistance! Thousands of iPods have died an early death because they were dropped and their hard drives were damaged as a result.
So, if you have an iPod Mini with a bad hard drive or just want to hotrod your existing unit this Instructable is for you.
Step 1: Materials & Tools
Small Phillips Driver
Small Flat Screw Driver
Plastic iPod Opener Tool (optional)
Popsicle stick or other flat wooden stick
Hot Glue Gun
Xacto Knife or Razor Blade
Fully ATA compatible Compact Flash Card (2Gb min)
2nd Generation iPod Mini. If you use an iPod with a bad drive, just make sure that the unit is otherwise fully functional.
Step 2: Opening Your Ipod Mini
Although you could use the "brute force" method of prying open your iPod with a screw driver, there is a little-known but very elegant way to open your iPod that will leave virtually no signs that it was ever opened!
First, put your iPod on "hold" by sliding the switch. Heat up the glue gun and place a small amount of glue on the top cover and glue the stick to the cover.
Don't worry, the hot glue, when dry will come right off without leaving a mark!
Step 3: Disassembly
Carefully slide the complete assembly out of the case by pushing from the bottom with your finger.