well my iPod just rebooted itself then came up with a picture of a sad face and an exclimation mark! It was completly unresponsive and would not even show up when I plugged into my mac. Thought for sure it was ready for iPod heaven. I got upset and threw it at the couch where it bounced off did a triple axle and hit the hardwood floor. When I went to pick it up the thing was on and works fine now. So before you conclude your iPod is dead throw it at something Kind of a useless post but I'm just so happy my lil' iPod is still kickin'