So waking up from the sleeper bus to Guilin from Hong Kong I find my ipod displaying the folder with the exclamation mark. crap! Sadly, this is my third ipod because this has happened to me twice before (warantee replacements both times). However, both times i thought it was becuase i had used a usb cord instead of the firewire (which i normally use).... not this time, i haven't used USB at all. and I've charged it/updated it many times without a problem. i'm keeping it in a plastic sleeve and a belt mounted safety pack. so my questions are 1. any suggestions for what I can do? i've tried resetting it, etc. 2. can i take it to an apple retailer/reseller here? 3. Should i just ship it in? 4. Why does this keep happening to me? I would appreciate answers to any of the above!