I was having problems syncing my iPod earlier today...as in it would update but it changed all of my settings. I thought it might have been b/c of some Acquisition (only live, unavailable for purchase stuff) music I had put on there, but then when I changed setting and tried to "apply" changes the iPod wasn't recognized. Tonight I see there's a software update for the 5G. It's numbered 1.2.1. So if any of y'all are having problems out there, give that a try. I got the prompt just as I was about to restore, so don't lose hope. Good luck.