When I pulled my iPod out of my sports bag tonight, I was bummed to find it in this condition. Its totally and completely my fault though... I kept it in the same pocket as my combination lock (and everything else) and use that bag for hockey, soccer, and the gym. During one of the many times I threw my bag on the ground, I suspect the iPod ended up on the losing end of a collision with the lock. Its not pretty, but at least is still works!