if it's just the harddrive that's buggered, look for one on sleezebay. also i think they are the same pin out as compact flash, stories of ppl useing them in their digi camera come to mind. if you have a compact flash card laying around, put the adapter from the hdd on it and see if it will work, you may have to google for ways to get it to accept the flash card.

try these three links for help:
ipodlounge
ipodding
hackaday

i know the last one doesn't have anything to do with the mini, but it might still be of help.

keep us posted if you do try anything

deviant :woohoo:
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