I have an 80gb Ipod Classic which I've had for 14 months. I always charge it through the USB 2.0 port on my iMac. Today I was working on the computer and a window popped up saying the device I had just disconnected may lose info ( I had NOT disconnected anything ). I went to Itunes and my Ipod was not showing up , so I picked it up. It was so hot it burned my thumb. I turned it over and noticed the screen looked as if it was melting. I let it cool down for a few hours and simultaneously searched for clues. Found next to nothing. After it cooled down I tried to check it and it's dead, but the screen seems to fine. I did not buy Applecare, so I'm on my own. I use it when I'm working and cannot face the possibility of not having it, but the wife will never let me buy another. My question is this , is it just the battery or will I need to replace all sorts of junk once I pry it open?