I recently tore apart a 40GB iPod photo to discovered, much to my chagrin, that I had ripped the headphone connector in my haste. Unfortunately I didn’t know about Octopart a few days ago but I did find what I needed at iFixIt, much to my relief.
Octopart is a web electronics aggregator that finds all sorts of components for the geek in all of us. You type in what you’re looking for and Octopart hunts it down. TechCrunch discovered that it was started by two physics grads tired of looking for obscure pieces online and it seems like a great system for DIY and homebrew gearheads.