So here's the short of it: I've had my black 30Gb iPod 5G since about 2-3 months after they debuted, and I've had no problems with it. I love it. I also just got my 2.0 Ghz 60Gb MacBook yesterday. I plugged my iPod into my USB port (and I mean only plugging it in, I made no changes or updates) and ejected. Then my sister wanted to listen to it, so I pick it up and hit the menu button to wake it up. Nothing. I hold Menu and the middle button to restart. Suddenly, the Apple logo pops up on a BRIGHT PURPLE screen! The iPod screen goes black and doesn't respond for a few minutes. Then it comes back to life, and functions normally. But with a dim green-tinted screen. I let my sister listen to it anyway, as everything seemed normal with the exception of the screen. A half-hour later, she brought it back to me and showed me that the screen had returned to normal! Apparently she had watched a video, and that had knocked out whatever demon had made its nest in my iPod. What the heck?! Any thoughts? Has this happened to anyone else? **UPDATE** Just thought I'd give an update on the purple iPod, in case this happens to anyone else. Turns out that iDuck was right -- my iPod's backlight was failing to kick in because the battery had been run completely down earlier that day. That had caused the backlight to fail, and it just took the iPod a while after being charged for the backlight to kick in once a video was played. From what I can tell, this is fairly normal.