Here's my dilemma- Sunday I purchased two songs from itunes store. I hooked up my ipod 3g to synch them and the screen on my iMac proceeded to display colored lines halfway through the synching process and will no longer respond. I shutdown the computer, disconnected my ipod, restarted the computer and everything comes back fine. I tried synching my iphone and everything works fine. But when I connect my ipod, it mounts in finder fine, but when itunes sees it, after approximately 5 seconds, it closes and gives me the error about a program quitting unexpectedly. I have disabled automatic synching, but no luck. It seems 5 seconds after itunes recognizes the my ipod, itunes shuts down and OSX gives me the same error. Can anyone comment on which steps to try- -deleting the contents of ipod through finder -repairing permissions (it should be mentioned that I have an extensive media collection stored on a firewire drobo externally. Can the permissions on that thing even be checked?) -Is there anyway to restore an ipod without using itunes to revert the firmware to the original version? Any help would be appreciated. Also, I have an AppleTV that works fine and my wife's iphone synchs these new purchases fine and plays them fine.