So I left the iPod in the dock overnight, which was plugged into my G4's firewire port. Then I turned off the computer for the night, now I assumed that when I woke up and turned on the comp. that the iPod would havea little power, but instead it was empty. Was leaving it on the cradle all night the problem? I figured it would shut itself down or go to low sleep mode. Also I did make sure I had the latest software, and it still seems to be acting funny when I charge it, in so much as it'll charge and say it's full, then I'll take it off the charger and it'll only be 2/3 full unless i re-charge it when it will actually fill. Any thoguhts or suggestiongs would be greatly appreciated. Oh one final thing it's a 20 gig iPod 3rd generation. which I bouth a few days ago.