Initially I chalked it up to the iTunes 7.4.1 update. Prior to that everything was cool. After that, when I connect my iPod I get the "not recognized" song and dance. I tried resetting. Nothing. Restarting. Nothing. Cursing. Nothing. Like most other stories, charges fine and is identified in the USB section of About This Mac. Took it to the Apple store. It mounted just fine to their machine with the same OS (10.4.10) and version of iTunes, just dramatically different machines (he connected to a Mac Book, I'm using a Cube). The little tool at the iPod Bar suggested we restore it. Reluctantly, I agreed. Again, mounted to their machine just fine. Got home, connected and... nothing. Shows up on my desktop for a flash before I get the message. I've tried using firewire, but my iPod stopped responding to FireWire for some reason long ago. Totally stumped... and kinda irritated. Help!