If the hard drive on your iPod video bit the dust, you can replace the old platter-based drive with a compact flash drive for lighter, faster, drop-proof music and media playback.
Technology blog Unpluggd shares a simple tutorial for replacing the hard drive in your iPod video (iPod generation 5/5.5) with a compact flash drive. You'll need a compact flash drive (or CF adaptor and an SD card to go inside), the iFlash CF-iPod adaptor ($IS25), and a guitar pick or other slender object to help open the case of your iPod.
Once swapped out your "new" iPod will be lighter, run faster and be more resistant to drop-related damage like the modern iPods. Have a DIY tutorial or trick to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.