well it died, it finally died.....the ipod i had thought to be almost totally indestructable has bit the dust and from what... A REPLACEMENT PART??!?!?!?? yep thats right. my iPods battery wouldn't charge last night so i pulled the replacement one out of a box that i had ordered a couple weeks earlier in anticipation. so i proceed in changing out the battery and everything goes well. the ipod turned on and played music right from the get go. well i left it plugged in all last night and go to put music on it tonight. right when i plug it in to my pc it belched a small puff of smoke and that was that(luckly my computer survived). now let me ask you is that normal? i have transfered music to my ipod via the same computer & the same port. infact thats how all that music got on there. the only thing that i did different was changed out the battery. WTF? do you think i should pay to have this thing repaired/replaced? I DON'T THINK SO!! we shall see what the company says about this on monday however in the mean time take the poll and i will let them know the link to this post to hopefully sway them to replace the iPod mobo for free.