Well, I've about had it. Literally every time I plug in my remote control, my iPod practicaly shorts out and goes beserk (starts resetting and crap). This annoys me to no end. I called tech support and the offered to send me another remote....umm, gee, that's like giving a thirsty person salt water to drink. The problem isn't the plug you idiot, it's the DESIGN. A new remote won't fix the design! Sorry. I get instantly irritated when I think of this flaw. Back to my question. I bought this 10gb iPod in Sept '02...so given the one year warranty, should I "hold out" until like August and call up screaming about how I want it replaced? Hopefully by that time, they will be out of the old models and I will get a new one!! I'm afraid to touch the plug when my remote is connected....the slightest nudge causes it to reset. That isn't good. Do you think this scam will work?