Well as you may or may not know, I've had an old mini that's been broken for quite sometime now. Anyways, I finally chalked up the $5 and bought a new battery off eBay. So I installed etc. etc. and what do you know, it worked. So to bring me to where I am at now. I charged it from my wall charger, and it charged fine (however it did get pretty hot, the battery was from hong kong, so its a cheapy so prolly why) but then I plugged it into my computer and the do not disconnect screen showed, but then the hard drive started clicking really loud like loud enough to hear holding it away from your head. Once this started the screen on the mini blinked and it froze up my computer. It did this every time I tried and I eventually opened her back up and repositioned the battery in vain as it didn't help. Then I got to thinking about a tutorial I read a while back about how to make a mini flash based. Well I decided to go ahead with that so no more than 30 minutes ago I purchased a cheapy $17 8GB CF Card of eBay. Here's my question, the tutorial says that the CF Card needs to be ATA compatible, well as you can see on the listing it says that it features ...Fast ATA host-to-buffer transfer rates... so I figured that meant it was ATA compatible. Here's the question, am I correct is the Card i bought ATA compatible, and if you happen to have done this already, you think it will work? Sorry for the long post, thanks in advanced!!!