When I say broke, the zif connector on the daughter board and hard drive are broke (the little bridge that applies pressure against the ribbon) It turns on, but the hard drive isn't spinning up, I din't realize how fragile/weak those little pieces were, so when I opened them from the middle the just broke (gotta lift them from the sides). Any hoot, I have a 1.8" pata to usb adapter and a zif to 1.8 pata adapter, I used dd to dump the first 500mb of the original zune drive (which i still have), I think I ran a scan on the 80gb zif ipod drive I got off ebay and how a bad sector or more. I used dd to write the 500mb image I had from the other drive to the ipod drive, which went well. So I don't know if you want to try out your luck with the jtag or whatever else, you'll be getting an 80Gb Zune that could possivly be fixed with parts from another unit, it boots, but doesn't spin up the drive (pretty sure the cable/connectors are the issue). I am fixin to get a 120gb Zune and would nothing better than to play flac or any other lossless format on it. Hopefully this would help further the cause.