I have had a weird problem with my ipod mini recently. I can charge it for 4 hours, and it shows it is charging everything fine, shows up in itunes and on my desktop etc. However, when I unplug it from my mbp (I charge with the usb cable) it shows the apple on the display for a couple seconds, turns on, I start my music and it lasts for maybe 5 minutes, shows the low battery indicator then shuts itself off! I recalibrated the battery in the beginning of Dec (prior to the problems). It has been in this weird low battery state since then, even after overnight charges. I tried the reset trick a couple of times, to no avail. I'm going to charge it again tonight (it was only unplugged for a maximum of 30 minutes today) then try the restore. Any other thoughts? It's out of warranty (of course!) so I want to exhaust all possibilities before heading off to get a new one Thanks for any advice!