Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
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Up until yesterday I had been using an Apple 3G 30GB Touch-Wheel iPod, but it hit the sidewalk yesterday while I was entering my apartment and it looks like it finally kicked the bucket. Running Diagonistic mode tells me "HDD FAIL" and I took it apart and made sure all the connectors were still in place. Pretty sure it died. The HDD is a MK3004GAH, which seems to be running somewhere between $100-160 on all the sites I've found it on. Assuming that just replacing the HDD makes it work again, is it worth it to get a new machine? eBay has these drves on it also, but they come from sellers with either 2 or 4 ratings and after getting burned on a Xbox360, I'm weary espically since the bidding starts at $3.00.
Now I loved this machine, but it looks like I might be in the market for a new mp3 player.
I don't care about video, I don't care about a color screen, I don't care about the size of the screen. In fact all I want is something that can navigate and play mp3 files. It should be atleast 30GB in size again and hopefully have ~5 hours of battery life. I know new iPods just came out, does this mean that the last gen stuff comes at a discount? Is there an alternative I should be searching for instead?