Can I call on "The Collective" to help me out? I left my 5Gb iPod unused (and un-connected) for three days straight and now I can't get the thing to turn on. I've tried recharging it for a few hours, using a different firewire cable, even tried a reset (holding down the Menu and Play buttons for a few seconds) but I still get zilch. I can't re-initialise using the iPod updater, because as it won't mount on the desktop, the software can't see it! Anyone got any ideas before I send it away?