I have a friend who brought over his dead ipod video ipod in hopes that I could fix it. The ipod died immediately after coming into contact with one of those Magnetic Accessory work lights. Apparently my friend had put his ipod into the glove box and the Magnetic light was also in the glove box. He says that the ipod was probably in contact with the magnet for less than 5 minutes. I have so far done everything that I can think of to get the ipod running. All I get is the sad ipod icon and Contact Apple Support message. The ipod refuses to mount and Software Updater does not recognize the ipod. I can't even get OSX disk Utility to recognize the ipod. I am pretty sure the ipod is dead. Has anyone else had an ipod destroyed by a Magnet? Could there have been mechanical damage done to the drive by the magnet? Is there a way for me to repair low level formatting that has been damaged. What disk utility if any could possibly achieve some hope.