My iPod is finally crapping out

It’s needed a full Restore twice in the last four days and I can hear the little hard drive thrashing as it sits on my desk.

If I swing by the Apple store with it, will they be able to fix it? I don’t have any receipts or anything, and it’s sorta dinged up from when I dropped it while biking about a year and half ago, but I’ve heard great things about them replacing broken ones.

Any hope for me?

And failing a replacement, what on-the-cheap-side mp3 player should I look into getting next?

Okay, I read the other threads and realized I made a new thread in haste. Damn. It all seems so important when it’s MY mp3 player, you know?