Cool. My less than l33t hacking skills leads me to solutions that involve a minimum of potential damage to the expensive bits. Hence my desire to stay clear of waving something hot around the innards of my epods.
I'm in Australia, so my chances of being able to replace an epods I screw up are basically nil. Say, am I the only Australian epodder? :)
I wish I could get one more epods at a ~US$199 price and not the ~US$310 price they are on eBay - assuming I could actually find one willing to ship internationally.