I assume this is the 1st gen Nano i have? The VERY first run, the coveted black 4g Nano that was the Christmas craze that year. I've had this thing since then, used it probably 3-7 times a week, every week since then, and never once encountered a single issue that wasn't resolved by just plugging it back into the computer (froze on me maybe 2-3 times in total over the years). I take perfect care of this thing, hell, its still got the plastic film over the screen... and aside from maybe needing a bit more space (8g would more than suit my needs), its been great. Though i'll admit the battery doesn't hold a charge nearly as well as it used to (two days use... maybe a few hours and it needs a charge). But alas, now its broken. Dont even know how, one day a month or so back, i stopped getting both speakers, and the problem is clearly a screwy headphone jack (same problem with different phones and in my car). I can wiggle it around on a good day and get it working right, but some days its one side, or maybe an awful mono from both (if i leave the plug hanging half out). It needs a new jack. I'm guessing someone dropped it when i wasn't looking... i dont even drop it. Just looked it up on wiki and i cannot believe i've had this thing since 2005. So... junk? Otherwise, it still works fine. Never had a battery replaced or ANY other issue. Do you even bother fixing something like this? Would it be cost effective? I see the new Nano is only $150 and 16g is far more than i need (i only put music on mine for driving or working out... no vids, cover art, pics, etc.). Kinda partial to the lil guy... but unless its far cheaper than $150... well, i'm also realistic (and poor).