Intro: IPod Mini Coin Bank
Well, I think I shorted my iPod mini's battery. So I decided to take it apart, remove the battery, and see what could be done. Then I broke a ribbon cable. Whoops.
5 minutes later, my mini had become a coin bank. =]
If you plan on doing this to a broken mini, I found this article to be quite helpful. I decided to salvage the microdrive/hard drive, seeing as how I could still use it; and I threw the rest of the stuff into a shoe box somewhere in my closet... or is it in a drawer...? Hmm...
Anyway, the rest is pretty much self-explanatory.
Good luck and have fun!