Russ here is the part we got and where we got it from:
They say they ship outside Europe to some countries. Ask.
This is the instruction series we followed:
with pictures of the part in situ. To remove once you have accessed it, you undo the screw holding the pcb in place then unplug the cable from the motherboard (very easy) then you unstick the cable from the motherboard and remove. Replacement is the reverse.
looks like it's back now - I was getting DNS and could traceroute all the way to Sweden too - I wasn't getting anything on the page 9and had no cached favicon) - my guess was that the single IP address was simply blocked somewhere between here and Europe
Even though it works now I can't even traceroute as far as I could last night - really weird
Yes, it is back. I think it was a system malfunction at their ISP although why that would take out a miror site, I can't think.
<geek>I get 18 hops through to 184.108.40.206 (ge0.tr0.sth3.prqinet.net) which is 1 hop inside their ISP's network. There's a disconnect between that and 220.127.116.11 (which now carries a DNS name of mail.wikileaks.org so maybe they had to do a quick reconfigure last night) but that could be part of the security around Wikileaks.</geek>
I'm sure it will all be explained on Slashdot, with the accompanying sound of black helicopters ;-)