I've had my first gen 10gig since the beginning. I've used it almost everyday since I've had it with no problems, just changed the battery last year. Today when I plugged in my firewire cable it made a violent buzzing noise. When I try to turn it on I get a series of icons. First a file folder with a (!) then a disc icon with a (!) then an iPod icon with a (!) and a face on the screen. I think the HD is toast... I think that answers my own question. So what do I do? Get a new one now? I really wanted to wait for a widescreen iPod but I'm not sure I can hold out that long. I have a MD recorder I might be able to get by with for a little bit, but I don't wanna wait too long. What would you do in my shoes.