Redundant question. I know. My old ipod is stuck in the locked position from a ski trip a few years ago. It still turns on, I just can't do anything with it b/c its permanently locked. My computer recognizes it when plugged into usb, and it opens in itunes. Its basically a low budget external hard drive. I don't want to fix the ipod. I just want to transfer all the data from ipod to my new macbook. Any ideas??...I got some good stuff on there.