anyone ever took any notice to the maximum altitude stated on the ipod specs? well, i didn't. it seems to have jacked up my 5g ipod pretty bad. on the way there i tried turning it on only to receive the black screen. i tried resetting it and what not with no avail, so i left it. i presume thats when the damage was done. now whenever i pick a song to play the screen freezes for 19 seconds (yes i timed, but only with how long of the track had gone, i'm not some uber geek with a stopwatch) but it doesn't do this when i play an album and it goes to the next song. also, i found that sometimes when i put it to charge it resets itself to factory settings, with all my music still there. i'm guessing its the harddrive gone funny, as it makes some pretty awful noises and all the right signs are there. i've reformatted it to see if it helps at all, but i'm hoping for much. i'm getting my iphone soon anyway, and it does still work to some degree. anyway, just a friendly warning i suppose, be careful using your ipod on a plane!