iPod users whose music player's warranty has expired can obtain a guide to repairing their product.

Popular Science has published a guide to disassembling the product to replace its battery or conduct other repairs. Macworld warns that attempting these actions will obviate the manufacturer's product warranty.

The guide also offers readers the knowledge they need to build a dashboard mount for iPod; a way to build their own battery back-up pack; a method for changing an iPod's colour, or adding a little colour to its screen.

This report also offers a link to an independent developer project that's attempting to create a cheat for the Breakout game included within the product.

Macworld has learned of many independent developers who would like Apple to open its software development kits to enable them to build iPod games.